As many of you know, my best friend is getting married in March of next year and everyone could not be more excited.  With everything that we've been doing so far, each task gets more and more exciting.  Since we've last chatted, I've seen the venue and it is absolutely beautiful.  It's been hard to not post about every little decision that is made/everything we go and look at, but we have to keep somethings a secret for the actual wedding day.

To ease the pain of not being able to share everything, I decided to put my mind to work and make something.  Who doesn't do that, right?  I figured it would be an adorable idea to make a countdown for Ally and her fiance that they would both love, not just Ally.  It's so easy to think that the wedding is all about the bride (and it kind of is, lol) but once in a while it's nice to include the groom and think about him too.  So here's to Ally AND Daryl, I hope you like this one guys.  Here's how I did it.

Here are a couple of things you're going to need to get started:

A Wood Round, Target

Chalk and Chalkboard Paint, Target

When you're taking the wood round out of the package, be sure to either brush it off with the paint brush or a paper towel to get all the little bits of wood off the top.  You don't want to be painting the wood round and have little bumps in the final product.  

Start painting the wood round.  Be sure to outline a circle around the entirety of the surface so that you can use it as a guide. It really helps when you get close to the edge.

As you can see, I got a few little, tiny pieces of wood stuck in the paint even after blowing them off.  Be sure to take extra care during these steps.  Learn from my mistakes!

Once I let the paint set overnight, I was able to start writing whatever I wanted to on the wood round.  You can see I wrote 'days until I do' and then did gold polka dots on the edges.

This part is completely optional, but I think it's a beautiful, meaningful touch.  I added a personal message that would make the sign more than just a countdown, but a momento. It's definitely something to always remember for the bride, and something for her to look at when she gets caught up in everything and needs to be grounded again.  

I hot glue gunned my ribbon to the back of the wood round. 

I wanted to make sure that there was plenty of hot glue here because it will be hanging on the wall and I want it to be able to stay there. 

Overall this design is just absolutely darling.  I love it and I hope you do too, Ally + Daryl.  Tweet me your recreations if you do so, or anything else you do as bridesmaid for your bride!


  1. B.
    You are the best friend, and MOH anyone could have. Daryl and I love your special gift, and we will cherish it forever. You are an amazing person, who is creative, smart, and just the BEST. We love you so much, and are so happy you will be standing up there with us on our special day! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

  2. This is awesome! I love DIY inventions. They look so cute and personal.


  3. This is so cute I have to do this next time I have some important date.

    1. Thank you Sofia, yes! Tweet me a picture of your finished product!

  4. Thanks for sharing this information on wedding countdown sign. However, at present I am in search of lovely San Francisco wedding venues for my sister’s wedding in couple of months. Want to make it truly special and memorable.