Chalkboard Countdown Plaques

Hi Lil’ Luna Readers!  It’s Ginger from Ginger Snap Crafts.  I am so thrilled to be visiting Lil’ Luna again!
Summer time is in full swing at our house, so my crafting is taking a back seat to having fun with my kiddos!
As we speak we are leaving for our summer vacation!  So today I’d love to share a simple & easy craft!
My kiddos actually helped me make these fun {chalkboard} countdown plaques!
Just a little background on how I came up with these. 😉
I am the hardest person to shop for…my poor hubby!
Buuut last Christmas he was trying extra hard I guess!
He bought me a whole stack of these wood plaques for Christmas!


 I guess he thought if he bought me something crafty I’d LOVE it!
I really did appreciate his gift but had no idea what I’d make with them until a couple of weeks ago!
I’m participating in several different craft swaps this summer.
{You can learn more about the ones I’m participating in here & here}.
So I needed something quick, inexpensive & FUN!
So these made perfect gifts!  So my hubby’s pretty good at gift giving after all! 😉

Supplies you’ll need are:

painted wood plaques {can be found at any craft store}

chalkboard vinyl,

self adhesive magnetic strips

vinyl lettering

1.  Paint your plaques, let dry & then apply the chalkboard vinyl.

2. Apply your vinyl lettering.

3. Turn your plaque over & put on your adhesive magnetic strips.
(I used 2 strips for each plaque.)

Now you are ready to countdown some fun activities like:

birthdays, days until school is out/starts,

visits from the grandparents & vacations.

When I gave these as a gift I just attached a tag with washi tape & included some chalk.  Super cute!

Kristyn, thank you so much for having me over!

Hope you all are having a wonderful summer!

Would LOVE to have you drop by Ginger Snap Crafts sometime!


Be sure to go to Ginger Snap Crafts for more fun projects from Ginger, and

for more information about her please go HERE.



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    aw you have to love when they try so hard to get the right gift, my hubby actually asked “did I do good?” And he totally didn’t but at least he tried.
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    LOVE Ginger & I love these little plaques! How perfect!!!
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    Oh gosh, those plaques are just too cute. I’m a big fan of Gingers blog as well, sooo many great ideas!
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    Jenna Grimes :

    I will have to make the plaques like those too. They are so cute. Thanks for providing the procedure.
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    You really have a great time with your kiddos. Making these plaques give a lot of fun to your kids. I am planning also for good craft to do for my kids this summer.
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