Summer Countdown Craft

Featured Contributor: Crystal Owens

I have always believed that creating doesn’t have to be expensive. One of my favorite stores to buy craft supplies is the dollar store. The items there can usually be repurposed and turned into something amazing with a little creativity. Like this chalkboard Summer countdown tray.

My children like looking forward to events, especially to Summer when my
oldest is out of school and the vacations begin. I wanted to make a chalkboard tray that they could use to countdown to the first day of Summer vacation. I made this an easy and inexpensive project by spray paining a serving tray I found at the dollar store.

After it dried I applied chalkboard vinyl to the center of the tray. Chalkboard vinyl can be found online or in craft stores (mine is from Hobby Lobby). As you can see below, you may get some air bubbles but you can easily smooth them out with a credit card.

To embellish the tray I added some washi tape and rick rack. I love how fun the colors are!

 We now have a cute little chalkboard tray to help us countdown the days until Summer. We can hardly wait for the long days at the pool, backyard BBQ’s, and camping trips!
Hi my name is Crystal and I am a stay at home mom of 3, wife, and blogger. I love creating inexpensive crafts, DIY projects, and delicious recipes. My days are filled with picnics, play dates, and soccer games. When I’m not busy taking care of my family I spend my time crafting and sharing tutorials that will hopefully inspire others to live a creative lifestyle as well. You can find my blog at A Pumpkin and A Princess

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3 Responses to “Summer Countdown Craft”

  1. jpnlpinlove
    April 24, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    It never ceases to amaze me what you can make a chalkboard out of!

  2. June
    April 26, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    such a great idea! thanks!

  3. katiesnestingspot
    May 2, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Oh goodness that is one of the cutest chalkboard signs I’ve seen! I pinned this idea :)Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree.

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