Fun And Easy To Make Christmas Countdown Plate

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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!

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.

Red and white chargers

I sanded the inner circles with a 150 grit sandpaper just to roughen them up a bit and then painted them with chalkboard paint that I had leftover from my daughter’s Chalkboard Wall Room Makeover.

Chargers in process, after painting them with chalk paint

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)!

Red and gold ribbon

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.

Days until Christmas plate

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?

Christmas countdown decor for teacher

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 🙂

Days until Thanksgiving

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.

Christmas countdown collection

My husband elf was geared up for the office this morning, bearing gifts for all!

xmas countdown office gifts

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!

Gold and blue xmas count down plate

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!

Christmas decorations I love

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!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas countdown

Here are links to some of the items I used

DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint, 2-Ounce, Black SlateDecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint, 2-Ounce, Black SlateDecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint, 2-Ounce, Black SlateHome Collectives 13 Inch Round Elegant Serve ware Charger Plates with Matching Napkin Rings, Wedding, Dinner party, Event - Choose from our Variety of Styles and Quanties (6, Hammered Gold)Elegant Serve ware Charger Plates Home Collectives 13 Inch Round Elegant Serve ware Charger Plates with Matching Napkin Rings, Wedding, Dinner party, Event - Choose from our Variety of Styles and Quanties (6, Hammered Gold)Newstar International 7Wooden Plate StandNewstar International 7Morex Ribbon Swirl Wired Sheer Glitter Ribbon, 2-1/2-Inch by 50-Yard Spool, Red/Gold Swirl Wired Sheer Glitter RibbonMorex Ribbon Swirl Wired Sheer Glitter Ribbon, 2-1/2-Inch by 50-Yard Spool, Red/GoldCapri Faceted Jar Citrus and Violet HazeCapri Faceted Jar Citrus and Violet HazeCapri Faceted Jar Citrus and Violet HazeFoundations Holy Family Stone Resin Figurine, 9Foundations Holy Family Stone Resin FigurineFoundations Holy Family Stone Resin Figurine, 9

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2 Comments

  1. Marie Blackburn

    These are fabulous and what a great gift idea Tami! Pinning to share. Merry Christmas!

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