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Christmas Countdown Charger

December 02, 2014 | STORY BY MICHAELS CANADA

 
What better way to count down the days until Christmas with this adorable chalkboard painted Christmas Countdown Charger.
 

Time Required: About 30 minutes

Difficulty Level: Beginner

This Project is brought to you by Michael's Canada.


What you'll need:

Charger plate
Foam brush
Chalkboard paint
Chalk
White paint pen
Light green paint pen
 

Project Instructions:

tep 1 Open each of the bags of pine cones so there is a variety of sizes to work with.

step 2  Lay the first few onto the grapevine wreath to see how you want to arrange them. Use the wire cutter to cut away some of the pinecone scales so that it fits/lies more snugly on the wreath.

step 3  Hot glue the pinecones onto the wreath. Be generous with the hot glue. Add smaller pinecones to fill holes and gaps. Continue around the entire wreath.

step 4  Let the glue completely dry and harden before spray painting.

step 5  Follow the directions on the can and spray paint the entire wreath, making sure to get in and under the pine cones. Let dry.

step 6  Tie burlap ribbon through the wreath the make a hanger.

 

- See more at: http://www.ourhomes.ca/articles/create/article/red-pinecone-christmas-door-wreath#sthash.8iGxNLba.dpuf

step 1 Apply two or three coats of chalkboard paint to the inside of the charger plate. Let dry between coats.

step 2  Rub a piece of chalk all over the dry chalkboard paint and wipe clean.

step 3  Write “Countdown to Christmas” around the upper rim of the charger with a white paint pen. Let dry.

step 4  Add polka dots with paint pens around the rest of the rim.

step 5 Count down the days to Christmas with chalk in the center.

 
TIP: Use a baby wipe to clean the chalk surface.

tep 1 Open each of the bags of pine cones so there is a variety of sizes to work with.

step 2  Lay the first few onto the grapevine wreath to see how you want to arrange them. Use the wire cutter to cut away some of the pinecone scales so that it fits/lies more snugly on the wreath.

step 3  Hot glue the pinecones onto the wreath. Be generous with the hot glue. Add smaller pinecones to fill holes and gaps. Continue around the entire wreath.

step 4  Let the glue completely dry and harden before spray painting.

step 5  Follow the directions on the can and spray paint the entire wreath, making sure to get in and under the pine cones. Let dry.

step 6  Tie burlap ribbon through the wreath the make a hanger.

 

- See more at: http://www.ourhomes.ca/articles/create/article/red-pinecone-christmas-door-wreath#sthash.8iGxNLba.dpuf

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