"Days Until" Christmas Chalkboard

"Days Until" Christmas Chalkboard

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 2nd 2014

Keep your home or office up to date with holiday plans on this eye-catching chalkboard.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • #6 flat brush
    • chalk
    • hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • #12 flat brush
    • #1 liner brush
    • ribbon to match
    • #1 round brush
    • wooden plaque



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use a #12 flat brush to basecoat the plaque with Black Chalkboard Paint. Brush the first coat horizontally and let dry completely before rinsing brush and applying a second coat vertically.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the pattern to the plaque.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a #1 round brush and Lemonade to paint the border. Rinse brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a #1 liner brush and Wasabi Green to outline the border. Rinse brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use a #6 flat brush and Santa Red to fill in word "DAYS". Rinse brush. Use the handle end of a #12 flat brush dipped in Santa Red to add dots to every other scallop on the border. Wipe off handle.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use the handle end of a #12 flat brush dipped in Snow White to add dots to "DAYS" and also to the remaining scallops. Wipe off handle.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Use a #1 round brush and Snow White to paint the brackets. Rinse brush.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use #1 liner brush and Kelly Green to fill in the word "UNTIL" and outline the brackets. Rinse brush.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Measure off ribbon of choice to hang the sign at the top and cut with scissors.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Measure another ribbon of choice for the chalk to hang from at the bottom of the sign; cut ribbon with scissors.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Follow Chalkboard Paint label directions for cure times. Once fully cured, turn chalk on its side and rub to condition chalkboard. Wipe off with a paper towel or chalk eraser.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon and tie around the piece of chalk. Use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon at the top for hanger.
    24. Instruction #12


    "days Until" And Frame Pattern