Monday, April 2, 2012

Disney Vacation Countdown

My husband and I booked our next Disney vacation and I wanted to do something special to count down the days.  Last year I had intended on making a paper chain, but never got around to it.  
When I stumbled upon this idea made by Happy Clippings one day while looking at Pinterest, I knew these chalkboard mickey heads would be perfect.

To make mine I used...

white foam board (black would probably be better....but I bought mine for a dollar at the dollar store.)
Mod Podge
plates for the Mickey template
pencil
xacto knife
paint brush
chalk and black chalkboard paint.
After tracing the circles to make the heads, I cut them out with an xacto knife.  Then I put on a couple coats of mod podge on both sides of the head.  Using the Mod Podge helped with the head not curving. Then I followed the instructions on the can of chalkboard paint (I had some from another project) and painted it.
My kids love them!  Not bad for a project that only cost me $1.00 for 2 of them!  (I already had all of the other supplies on hand from other projects.)

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8 Sweet Comments:

Kali at The Vintage Milk House said...

These are great! I love anything with a count down and my kids love disney! I can't wait till mine are all old enough for us to take them! How exciting for you guys! I'm popping over from The Girl Creative and am now following GFC. Love your site! I'd love for you to stop by The Vintage Milk House! Have a great week! - Kali

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

what a cute idea! We are going soon but we are surprising the kids. Next time I'd love a countdown.

Wendy Irene said...

That is such a great idea Melanie! My kids would love that. Especially writing the days with chalk ;-)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That is such a cute idea! I'll be there next week!

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

We just went and did a slap-it-together paper chain but your idea is so much cuter! If we ever get to go again, I'm going to try it. :)

Judy Bagwell said...

Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

You are in COM'S SSTS today, YAY! winks, jen

Lauranie said...

How AWESOME!!! I would have never thought it was foam board!!!! So cute...must make!! xo

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