Welcome to the first day of 12 days of Christmas…..
….where it’s all Christmas….all the time.
I know what you’re thinking.
You’re wondering and questioning and shrugging your shoulders and maybe if you are on your second cup of coffee…..you might even be rolling your eyes at me and asking me….friend to friend…..
….WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?
I’ve been asking myself the same thing since I discovered last week that December started today.
It actually comes after November….can you even believe it?
But seriously….I have so many ideas and projects and a tour of the Christmas gatehouse and the cutest pink tree pillows and ruffled burlap stockings and a gold and silver mantel and the best story….
….that I needed at least 12 days to fit it all in.
So let’s get started with a how-to for an easy chalkboard advent calendar.
How to Make a Chalkboard Advent Calendar
Step 1: Discover that it’s almost December
Check to make sure because it seemed like last week it was Fourth of July.
Remind yourself that this was the year you were going to be organized.
Step 2: Start your organizational journey with Pinterest
Get totally inspired.
Peel off all the stickers and round up jute twine and clothespins and the 37 boxes of Christmas decorations from the attic.
Step 3: Look through all the decorations to find 25 of your favorite ornaments
Discover everything you bought on clearance last year and forgot all about.
Spend 30 minutes arranging a mantel display with all the clearance items and cut out burlap stockings.
Suddenly remember you were going to be organized this year.
Step 4: Cut 4 pieces of jute twine the width of the chalkboard
Staple the twine to the back of the chalkboard.
Sit down to organize the ornaments into the cutest order possible and start watching Snow Bride on the Hallmark Channel.
An hour and a half later remember you were going to be organized.
Step 5: Clip ornaments onto the jute twine
Write numbers on chalkboard.
Count down to Christmas by unclipping an ornament every day and hanging it on the tree.
This easy 30 minute diy project only took me an entire afternoon to create…..
….good thing I am so organized.
See you tomorrow for Day 2!
Be sure to stop by and see what these incredible bloggers are featuring for their first day of Christmas