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Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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DIY Christmas Vacation Chalkboard Sign

Christmas Vacation chalkboard sign on brick background

DIY christmas vacation chalkboard sign

Christmas Vacation Chalkboard Sign Supplies

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Chalkboard paint
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Griswold Family Christmas Tree graphic

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How to Make the Christmas Vacation Chalkboard Sign

Growing up, Christmas Vacation was the movie of choice the night before Christmas.

When we had to come up with a movie-related craft, Christmas Vacation immediately came to mind.

If you’ve seen the movie, you know it’s sprinkled with an endless amount of notable quotes, worthy of their own sign. However, in the interest of being appropriate and keeping things PG-ish rated, we went with a classic graphic depicting the Griswold Christms Tree search.

using chalk to create chalkboard sign

If you want to try this one out yourself, click here for the FREE Griswold Family Christmas Tree graphic.

Then, take a piece of chalk and cover the back of the graphic.

Christmas Vacation chalkboard sign

Flip over the piece of paper and place the chalk side down against the chalkboard piece of paper.

Christmas Vacation chalkboard sign

Trace over the entire graphic and when you remove the sheet of paper, it may look a little messy like the above picture.

Christmas Vacation chalkboard sign

Trace over the chalk with your permanent chalk marker.

Sidenote: Originally, I had a part on the bottom of the sign that said, “it’s all about the experience” but decided to remove it since it was too small to accurately trace (as you can see from the chicken scratch above :))

Christmas Vacation DIY chalkboard sign

I ended up repainting the bottom to cover up the permanent chalkboard marker and called it good!

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

All our best,

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  1. Tania

    Great movie! Love your chalkboard sign!


  2. Trisha LeBaron

    That movie is a classic. I live next door to the “Griswald’s”, so no matter how many lights I put up, my house looks like a black hole next to it. I love the sign. I agree that it looks perfect without the small sentiment at the bottom

  3. Dru

    What a fun idea. I love this idea.

  4. Megan

    One of my all time favorite Christmas movies, and I love your chalkboard sign! Sharing!

  5. Debrashoppeno5

    This is one of my favorite Christmas movies. I love the chalkboard sign. It is so cute.


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