Chalkboard Gratitude Calendar

Create this adorable calendar and be thankful all year long.  Vanessa with Team Crafts Unleashed created this cute project and it looks really easy to make.  Better yet, you can buy the supplies online for under $20 and the “Be Thankful” artwork is a free printable!

I am so making this!

Chalkboard Gratitude Calendar

 Yup, this is staying up all year long!  Oh, there are more photos here on the Crafts Unleashed blog.


9176-31 Framed Chalkboard Consumer Crafts     GX-SIGPKG Core'Dinations Sand It Gadget     ROY01201 Royal & Langnickel® White Graphite Transfer Paper


1. Print off both Be Thankful Free Printables 1 & 2.

2. If you have a Silhouette, you’ll simply make the stencil, adhere it to the board and color in the letters. You can now jump to step 6, you lucky duck!

Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you’ll just have to trace over the letters with a piece of transfer paper taped underneath. Takes a little more time but also gives the calendar a bit more of a handwritten feel.

3. Continue copying the numbers and lines onto the chalkboard with the transfer paper.

bethankful02sm Transfer letters

4. Remove papers and tape. Fill in any spots you may have missed with a pencil.

5. Following the lines left by the transfer paper, use your white paint pen to carefully color in the image.

bethankful05sm Paint the Letters

6. Once the paint is completely dry, take your super fine sandpaper and gently go over everything. This is where the white paint magically turns into permanent chalk! I love this step.

7. Only thing left to do is hang your Chalkboard Gratitude Calendar up somewhere you’ll remember to write what you’re thankful for every day of the month of November!

I hope this project has inspired you, I know I placed my order to make this!  Have a wonderfully creative day!