Make this chalkboard Christmas countdown calendar in just minutes with items you have on hand around your home. This idea can be done with any chalkboard and a chalkboard marker. Make sure your kids know at a glance how many days are left until Christmas with this fun idea.
I am sharing some Christmas countdown calendar ideas this week. Next up is the idea of using any chalkboard for counting down the days to Christmas. Of course, I just had to use a mason jar chalkboard for my version but you can use any chalkboard you have on hand.
It’s adorable, but the question of “how many days ’til Christmas” gets old after the first 500 times. So, I decided to make this Christmas countdown calendar. This way, the kids know exactly how many days are left until Christmas.
If you choose a generic shaped board, you can reuse the board throughout the year to mark wedding countdowns, back to school countdowns, and more. Any board of any style will work for this tutorial.
Continue reading below to see where to get that chalkboard if you are really interested.
How to Make a Chalkboard Christmas Countdown
Supplies needed for a chalkboard countdown
- Chalkboard Marker
Other items pictured:
- Gold mason jar
- Mini mason jar (it is actually meant to cover Christmas lights!)
- Gold marbled mason jar
You can use any chalkboard you have on hand but you know that everything is better with a mason jar right? You can click here to buy the exact chalkboard that I have.
Feel free to use any shape chalkboard you prefer. Keep it simple with a regular square board, or put it in a frame for a little extra decoration. Alternatively, you can make your own chalkboard by painting chalkboard paint over any wooden shape you choose. Then, decorate and add the the wording to the board.
Whichever chalkboard you decide to use, just write “days til Christmas” and start filling out the number above it. I recommend writing the bottom portion with a chalk marker so it will not erase. Then use regular chalk for the top and erase the number each day until you have counted down all the days until Christmas.
I love how this looked next to my gold mason jar and floral arrangement.
Your kids will love this super simple Christmas countdown calendar!
I have had a Christmas countdown calendar for years and love the Christmas tradition. If you have never used a countdown or advent calendar before, start this Christmas tradition with your kids. They will love seeing how many days are left until Christmas! Traditionally an advent calendar comes with a gift for each day. If this sounds like something your kids would enjoy better, you can see 18 DIY advent calendars over on the SNAP! blog. Y’all enjoy!
- Chalk Maker
- Write “days til Christmas” on the chalkboard with a chalk marker and add the days left until Christmas.
- Then, use regular chalk for the top and erase the number each day until you have counted down all the days until Christmas.