Countdown to Disney {Chalk} Board!

Getting Disney passes was one of the best decisions we made. It was completely unplanned and because we live in So Cal, we get the very lowest pass for under $20 a month for the two of us. I am sure this is not surprising, but we are not super party animals going out to fancy clubs and expensive dinners every week. We are family people who usually spend time at home or doing things together with passes to various attractions around San Diego. Because of our passes, we are able to do things like Disney trips more often then we ever thought possible. So of course we had to plan a trip for Avery’s birthday!

Now, I am also obsessed with all things Disney, it really is one of my favorite places, so I have just as much fun getting ready for the trip as Avery does!

We all know what that calls for- a craft! Let’s start with a cute countdown calendar!!

If you remember, I had made a paper chain mickey countdown last summer that I love, but I didn’t have all the paper available to make it again. Plus, there is always room for another countdown board!

Materials:

  • Cut & Sanded Wood Board
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Sponge Brushes
  • Vinyl and Cricut or Chipboard letters
  • Bow if Making Minnie Board
  • Circles to trace (mine were a small mason jar lid and a large roll of painters tape)

I wanted Avery to help, and she is always asking to paint with me so I let her paint the wood board I used yellow. Of course.

Then I grabbed some circles in the right sizes and traced them on the board on the right.

I hand painted the chalkboard paint in the lines with a sponge brush. This is after the first coat and it needs at least two. But wait until the first coat is completely dry or it will just pull the paint and you will have to do even more coats. I know this from experience…maybe.

Then I went into Cricut Craft Room and used their current free font to make the words and center them. I cut them on the vinyl and added the transfer paper to remove it and apply to the board on the left.

Now if you want a Mickey board, you are done! I thought it was cute like this, but my girl loves so Minnie.

So I just made a quick bow and hot glued it on! She is going to be so excited about this board!

How do you countdown to a family trip?

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3 Responses to Countdown to Disney {Chalk} Board!

  1. Hilary February 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    I have been wanting to make on of these for the longest time. I just use an app on my phone to count down the days till Disney :)

  2. Amanda Cunningham February 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    This is awesome!! I need to make one of these :-)

  3. Eva {Tales of the Scotts} February 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    This is so fun!! Love the bow accent. We’re headed to Disney in a couple of weeks too!