Countdown to Christmas

Hello December Christmas Countdown

I had this idea to make a Countdown to Christmas using a small wood clipboard.

I’d been thinking about it and planning it in my head for a while.

When I went to the store all I could find were bright colored acrylic ones.

I knew if I kept searching I could find a wood one…

But, I really didn’t want to go running around to more stores so I picked one up

and decided I would change my plan.

Christmas Countdown Clipboard

The more I looked at this neon clipboard, I knew I wasn’t happy.

So… I decided to improvise.

I lightly sanded both sides of the clipboard with a fine grit sanding block.

Next, I gave the clipboard a couple of coats of Red Chalky Finish Paint.

After it was completely dried, I masked off an area with removable painter’s tape

and painted the inside of the masked area with black chalkboard paint.

Christmas Countdown Close Up

 “Hello December” is from a sheet of scrapbook paper from Simple Stories “Claus & Co.” Collection.

I embellished the clipboard with a silver ribbon, jingle bell and sparkly red berries.

Christmas Countdown 2

I’m never satisfied with my own handwriting on these things…

so I added letter stickers on the bottom.  (now I’m happy!)


Here’s what I used:

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Eco Friendly Projects with Walnut Hollow and Kunin Felt

Eco Friendly Projects with Walnut Hollow and Kunin Felts

Today, I’ve teamed up with Walnut Hollow and Kunin Felt, both eco friendly companies,

with some fun projects for Spring.

For my projects I used Walnut Hollow’s:     (*affiliate links)

Earth Day Step Out Collage

Earth Day Projects Collage

Walnut Hollow Earth Day Project 04385

I added Eco-Friendly tableware consisting of Bio-degradable cutlery and Bamboo plates.

Did you know?

Walnut Hollow has always been a huge advocate of environmental sustainability within the art, craft and hobby industry. Walnut Hollow has a strong commitment to environmental initiatives by preserving natural resources through their raw material consumption practices, production processes and recycling activities as well as maintaining an active involvement in the community.

Kunin Felt is made from Eco-fi,® a high-quality fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled and BPA-free plastic bottles.

Earth Day is April 22nd.  Let’s make a difference.

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