I was about to take these chargers (also called under-plates or chop plates) to the resale shop to sell. But at the last moment decided to use one or two for something crafty for the holidays: a Christmas countdown plate!
Our youngest is counting down the days (literally asking me 12 times a day) how many days until Christmas. I thought this would be a fun solution!
Here is what I did, and it really didn’t take much time at all!
How To Make a Christmas Countdown Plate From a Charger
Let’s get started: Here are the chargers I used.
I let them dry a few hours between coats, two coats in all.
While I was waiting I made bows out of wired ribbons. My favorites right now are these red/gold and leopard prints (amazon has similar ones here)!
I adhered the bows to the tops of the plates with hot glue and cut the streamers just right. I grabbed a white chalk pen and wrote the Christmas Countdown … “Days Until Christmas”
I think it turned out pretty great and will look great with our decor.
Christmas countdown plates for family and friends
My youngest daughter has been writing in the days until Christmas. She liked it so much that she asked me to help her make one for her teacher. You see … we started this project back in November (41 days).
She even wrote the text on the plate herself: isn’t it beautiful?
Ans since these are so easy to make, why not make several and gift them to loved ones?
I thought my sister would like one so I decided to make one for her family. Hers was for Thanksgiving, and I loved the chance to make one in a different color scheme 🙂
My husband liked it and thought it would make a great gift for his coworkers in the office so asked if I minded making more.
More turned into a few more…
A few more turned into 12 more! 8 more than I originally had last night so the sweet wife that I am, I stayed up late and finished them all.
My husband elf was geared up for the office this morning, bearing gifts for all!
Since I gave away my original red charger plate in the office gifts, I decided to make another for myself today. I was loving my sister’s gold plate/ribbons and replicated it for myself. So glad I did!
It goes well with my other gold decor. The gold nativity I purchased last summer for $3 at Goodwill. The candle online source listed in THIS post.. It smells divine!
All of it sits atop my new dresser that I purchased at a garage sale today for $40. (Shhh … hubby doesn’t know yet) It will eventually end up in my daughter’s room after Christmas.
Only a few more days until Christmas, can you believe it?
How about you PIN this on your Pinterest boards, as a Christmas gift to me? It will make my day!
Here are links to some of the items I used
DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint, 2-Ounce, Black SlateElegant Serve ware Charger Plates Wooden Plate Stand Swirl Wired Sheer Glitter RibbonCapri Faceted Jar Citrus and Violet HazeFoundations Holy Family Stone Resin Figurine