For this month’s DIY Quick craft I chose to make something that would be inexpensive and easy. We love to countdown the days until Christmas in our home. That is where my inspiration came from. I got a little crazy with chalkboard paint and painted plates, plate chargers and wine glasses. I decided to paint the inside of the charger plate and the base of the wine glasses with the chalkboard paint. The plate will be used for a decoration to show the “Countdown to Christmas” and the wine glasses will be used for guests to write their names on their glass when visiting. Both can be given as a gift for the holidays. Supplies Charger/plate Wine glasses Glitter paint pen/white paint Holiday bow Hot glue gun and hot glue Chalkboard paint Chalk Plate holder How-To Step 1 – Clean the charger plate and wine glasses you plan to paint. (1 min) STEP 2 – Apply chalkboard paint to the center of the charger plate and the base of the wine glasses. Let dry and apply second coat. (Painting can take 10 minutes. I let my craft dry overnight.) STEP 3 – Cure the chalkboard paint by rubbing chalk over the painted area (the directions say to cure for 24 hours). Step 4 – Write you message on the plate. (You can use paint or a glitter paint pen.) Decorate the plate with additional designs if wanted. (10 minutes) STEP 5 – Let dry. (1 hour) STEP 6 – Glue the bow to the charger plate with a hot glue gun. (2 minutes) For the wine glasses – follow steps 1 and 2 and let dry. When you have guests over have them write their name on the base of the glass. To display your countdown sign use a plate holder and change the countdown daily. Hope you enjoy this month’s DIY Quick Craft and I wish you and your family a fabulous holiday season! [nggallery id=293]
Jennifer Hodges is a Southern belle at heart, however, she does bleed green. A native of North Carolina, she has lived in Michigan since 1998. When not crafting, Jennifer is the Media Director at M3 Group. She loves spending time with her family, camping and singing lots of karaoke.