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Countdown Christmas Plate #pinterestchallenge

Welcome to the November Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to create a Count Down to Christmas Plate!

I am a big fan of Kim Six, a blogger who does so many wonderful crafts that I admire.  I saw this Countdown Plate before I knew it was Kim's but I wasn't a bit surprised.  Kim is a meticulous crafter. Her directions are spot on and the work itself is just beautiful. You will see that I am a bit different than that!

To make this Countdown Plate you will need

1 Dollar Tree Charger (they come in red, silver and gold)
1 tube of chalkboard paint
1 foam brush
1 Sharpie paint marker
1 page of Dollar Tree foam stickers

Step 1.

I like to wash whatever I am working with a little soap and water and let dry thoroughly.

Step 2.

You can tape off the circle in the middle or not. Some readers have mentioned that the blue painter's tape still might take the paint off the charger, so please try a piece of tape in an out-of-the-way place. I typically don't but then again, I don't get the beautiful edges that Kim does.

Step 3.

Rough up the center with some sandpaper.  That helps the paint to stick a bit better.  Dry wipe the dust off.

Step 4.

Paint the center circle of the charger with the chalkboard paint and the foam brush. Clean up the edges as you go. Let dry and repeat a second coat if needed.

Step 5.

Shake the paint marker and write: Days to Christmas.  Some of you will want to practice your writing or even cut the letters out on vinyl.  That's absolutely fine.  You do you!

Step 6.

When the lettering is dry, remove stickers from the packaging and place around the plate as suits your eye.


Round gold plate charger with black chalkboard paint in the center, with the words Days to Christmas written in white sharpie paint on the bottom and decorated with white snowflakes.

While my project doesn't have the finesse that Kim's does, it took me about 30 minutes to make, including drying time.

To join next month's #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ December Pinterest Challenge

Now let's see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop
Erlene - My Pinterventures • Alexandra - Eye Love Knots
Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey • Laurie - My Husband Has Too Many HobbiesJenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Kristie - Teadoodles
Beverly - Across the Boulevard • Sam - Raggedy Bits
Debra - Shoppe No. 5
 • Gail - Purple Hues and Me
Chelsea - Making Manzanita • Susan - Suzer Space
Julie - Sum of their Stories • T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet
Michelle - Our Crafty Mom • Lisa - Blogghetti
Marie - The Inspiration Vault • Kelley - Simply Inspired Meals
Debbee - Debbee's Buzz • Shirley - Intelligent Domestications
Roseann - This Autoimmune Life • Terri - Our Good Life
Lydia - Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen • Emily - Domestic Deadline
 • Lynne - My Family Thyme • Lauren - Mom Home Guide

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  1. Awesome plate, I think I will get one of these to my hours. Anyway check out this grade calculation guide before you panic because I think that you do not understand how the graduating system works


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