Upcycled Thrift Store Frame Countdown to Christmas Sign: Friday's Find #276



Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today I'm sharing a single thrift store find and how I used it to create a quick Christmas craft. If you're at home decorating or spending time with family instead of fighting the crowds this Black Friday, check it out...


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When I came across this metal frame, it just felt Christmas-y to me, plus the green enamel patina was flawless. Of course, you could use most any thrift store frame. You can see it still had the wood backing, which I used for the sign, but a sturdy piece of cardboard would also work.


Christmas countdown sign


Once you have your frame, raid your craft stash for the rest of the supplies. {If you need peel-n-stick chalkboard paper, double-sided tape, or ribbon, I've included some links at the bottom of the post.} 


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Start by covering the frame backing with the chalkboard paper. Next, use double-sided tape to attach chalk to the end of the ribbon, and tie it onto the frame. Leave enough slack in the ribbon to be able to write freely with the chalk. {If your frame doesn't have an opening for tying, use more double-sided tape to attach it.} Last, place the chalkboard insert in your frame, and draw your countdown numbers! 


Christmas countdown sign





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Until next time, happy hunting! 

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4 comments:

  1. So cute! Love that frame. It looked like a modernistic wreathe to me! Love your ideas! Really only 32 days! Got tons to do!

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  2. Another creative idea! Very interesting frame that turned out to be perfect for your project! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great idea placing the chalk in the ribbon, love it! XO Kathleen

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