Christmas Countdown DIY

Make this Easy DIY Christmas Countdown with an old window Pane turned dry erase board in just a few simple steps! Perfect way to keep the littles at bay from asking “how many days until christmas” aND, it doubles as a holiday decoration!

Make this Easy DIY Christmas Countdown with an old window Pane turned dry erase board in just a few simple steps! Perfect way to keep the littles at bay from asking "how many days until christmas" and it doubles as a holiday decoration! #diychristmasdecorations #diychristmasdecor #christmascountdown #diychristmascountdown

DIY Dry Erase Christmas Countdown

Several years ago we shared 30 Advent Calendars to make and somehow, we’ve yet to make one ourselves, ha! Maybe because they require work or maybe because we’d sneak the candy before our kids got the chance which would result in tears? Instead, we’re actually excited about this easy to make Dry Erase Christmas Countdown using an old window pane! Today’s post is part of a fun collaboration with 30+ other creative bloggers sharing their own DIY Christmas/holiday ideas with you so be sure to scroll to the end to see those beauties!

Such a fun Christmas countdown idea using an old window pane and dry erase markers! Love the boxwood wreath and old truck too! #easydecorations #christmasdecor #christmascountdown #countdowntochristmas

I scored this vintage window pane years ago and it’s been sitting in my bedroom for years, untouched. I’ve had the cute boxwood wreath hanging from it, just collecting dust. I spied this cute chalkboard Christmas countdown and discovered the original blog had expired so there was no tutorial. I was going to recreate the look on my own giant chalkboard on my porch that I use seasonally but remembered this window pane and am so glad I did! Dry erase is so much easier to write on than chalkboards! If you make a mistake, which I’m an expert at, you can simply erase and re-write. With chalkboards, you have to get it wet, re-chalk it, wait for it to dry then start again. I think we’ll all be seeing a lot more of this old window throughout the seasons! Please PIN so your friend’s can make this too!

DIY dry erase Christmas countdown using an old window, such cute and easy Christmas decor! #diy #dryerasecraft #christmascountdown #christmasdecor #christmas

But first… check out MORE of our Christmas DIY’s ❤️?

Supplies to Make a DIY Dry Erase Christmas Countdown

Okay, moving on! I know you may be thinking, “Where the heck do I get an old window pane?!” If your local antique or thrift stores don’t have one, head to the picture frame department of said thrift store (Deseret Industries, Goodwill, Savers, etc.) and get the largest picture frame (WITH GLASS) you can and simply remove the art to display the glass. Voila! Instant window pane knock off. 😉

Such a fun Christmas countdown idea using an old window pane and dry erase markers! Love the boxwood wreath and old truck too! #easydecorations #christmasdecor #christmascountdown #countdowntochristmas

Steps to Make a DIY Dry Erase Christmas Countdown

Really, this can be done in under 5 minutes!

  1. Tie ribbon around wreath and leave a 6″ piece of ribbon free.
  2. Push a tack through the end of the ribbon (centered) into the BACKSIDE of the window frame to secure wreath (as pictured.)
  3. Hammer nail into the side of the window, hang ornaments (optional.)
  4. Write “DAYS TILL” in dry-erase marker until wreath, then a line of “1-5,” “6-10” and etc. until you get to the 5th line, then write “21-24” and lastly, 25 underneath it all. I had a gap so I added a doodle of a star. Be creative!
  5. Lastly, start marking off the days until Christmas!

Tips to Make a DIY Dry Erase Christmas Countdown

Look how easy it is to make a Christmas countdown! We used an old window to create a dry erase Christmas countdown using dry erase markers. Hang a boxwood wreath for instant easy Christmas decor! #diy #diyChristmas #christmasdecor #christmascountdown #dryerase

If you mess up writing on the dry erase window pane, simply erase and start again. Note: a slightly (BARELY wet) paper towel doesn’t leave the build up marker like a dry paper towel does. (A finger works best and wipe it on a paper towel, IMO, ha!) An alternative to the wreath is a faux pine branch (similar to our photo hoop art).

Such a fun Christmas countdown idea using an old window pane and dry erase markers! Love the boxwood wreath and old truck too! #easydecorations #christmasdecor #christmascountdown #countdowntochristmas

Or, you can sub the wreath completely for a star, antlers, elf or Santa hat, or anything else you have in your Christmas decorations box you think would look good on the top of your own Dry Erase Christmas Countdown. We added the nail with ornaments and love the extra touch!

How to make a Christmas countdown board. Recycle an old window pane and use dry erase markers to create a super easy Christmas countdown! #diy #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #dryerasecraft #christmascraft

Here are other items we used to spruce up our Christmas entryway:

Love decorating with old sleds for Christmas is such a festive way to add cheer! Love this Christmas sled decoration, so cute! #diy #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #christmas

Love these easy Christmas entryway decorations using boxwood trees, a buffalo check throw and farmhouse basket! #christmas #christmasdecorations #christmasentryway

Love these Dollar Spot Evergreen Trees in Bullseyes Playground to decorate for Christmas on the cheap! Super affordable Christmas decorating using evergreen trees and farmhouse decorations! #cheapChristmasdecor #Christmasentrywaydecorations #Christmasdecor #evergreentrees

Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series!

32 Simply Fab HOLIDAY DIY's to try this season! From home decor to crafts and EVERYTHING in between, you'll love this collection of truly FAB DIY's! #diy #holidaydiy #christmasdiy #christmasdecorations

Be sure to take a look at all of this Christmas goodness, wow! We’ve paired up with our cute friend Krista of the Happy Housie to share over 30 DIY’s sure to get you in the mood for everyone’s fave holiday! From wreaths to a Flocked Tree tutorial to DIY Bottle Brush Trees and a Christmas Potpourri how-to… CHECK IT OUT BELOW! ❤️?

How to Flock a Christmas Tree at The Happy Housie
DIY Asymmetrical Wreath at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Christmas Countdown at Lolly Jane (us!!)
Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Wreath at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Clock turned Holiday Shadow Box at Confessions of a Serial DIYer

How to Make a Fleece Cone Christmas Tree at Happy Happy Nester
How to Make a Holiday Scrabble Letter Board at Tatertots & Jello
Simple & Natural Wire Hanger Christmas Wreath at Jenna Kate at Home
Kringle’s Cookie Co Christmas Kitchen Sign at Tauni Everett
Easy Advent Countdown Calendar at Jamie Costiglio

French Country Christmas Wreath Printables at Designthusiasm
Copper And Gold Mason Jars DIY at Shabbyfufu
DIY Christmas Crackers at So Much Better With Age
Star Christmas Tree Garland at On Sutton Place
Easy Fringe Napkins for Your Holiday Table at Satori Design for Living

DIY Real Christmas Wreath at Clean and Scentsible
Birch Candle Holders at Finding Silver Pennies
Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri at TIDBITS
Modern Traditional Christmas Countdown Calendar at Rambling Renovators
Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths at Town and Country Living

Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece at Home.Made.Lovely
Glass Filled Ornaments at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Ombré Bottle Brush Tree DIY at Modern Glam
Modern Boho Christmas Wreath at Life is a Party
How To Easily Make A DIY Eucalyptus Wreath at Inspiration for Moms

String Art Christmas Stocking Holders at The Turquoise Home
DIY Holiday Pennant- Two Ways at Lemon Thistle
Vintage Christmas Bell Garland at Willow Street Interiors
DIY Modern Christmas Sign at Love Create Celebrate

Easy DriftWood Macrame Christmas Wreath at Place of My Taste
Table Top or Mantel Christmas Tree Made Using Boxes at In My Own Style
Natural Wood Plate Charger Wreath at Taryn Whiteaker

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    1. Thanks Dannyelle, my kids are definitely having fun crossing off the days until Thanksgiving for now until they can swap it to Christmas (:

  1. You two are so clever! I have an art table that has glass on it and my kiddos friends come over and draw all over it. Glass is so cool to write on! Love your countdown and the wreath and window are so lovely!

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