Disney Vacation Countdown DIY {Craft}

If you’re like us, the anticipation of your next vacation is half the fun…planning each fun activity you’ll do, dreaming about the delicious food, and counting down the days until you reach zero and you’re there!

Here’s a fun craft you can make to help you count down to your next Disney vacation – or any vacation with a few tweaks! What I love about this project is that you can be creative and make it your own by using different colors, stickers, etc.

Disney Countdown Collage

Here’s what you’ll need (all found at an arts/crafts store):

Disney Vacation Countdown 1

Disney Trip Countdown-2 Disney Trip Countdown-3

The first step in this project is to paint the wood: the plaque and the small wooden rectangles. You could also paint the easel, but we chose not to. You can choose any color paint for all the pieces, but I chose a Mickey theme. The plaque is painted black on top (his head/ears) and red on the bottom (his shorts) and the small rectangles are yellow (his shoes). Use painter’s tape to make the line straight on the plaque. Let all items dry well before going to the next step.

Disney Vacation Countdown 2

Next, drill two holes towards the top of the plaque, two holes in the back of the easel, and one hole towards the top of each small wooden rectangle. Then, insert the screw hooks into each hole on the plaque and easel. The ones on the plaque will be used to display how many days left in your countdown, and the ones on the back of the easel will be to hold the extra numbers.

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Next, place the number stickers on the wooden rectangles. We used 6 rectangles front and back. You’ll need (2) #1, (2) #2, and 1 of every other number. This will allow you to count down from 90 by tens, and then each day from 32 to 0. You can also choose to make more rectangles and use more numbers if you want to count down from a higher number. Lastly, place the Disney sticker on the plaque and write “Days until our” with the paint marker.

Disney Vacation Countdown 4

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Now, you’re ready to count down to your next Disney vacation, no matter what time of the year you go!

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Disney Vacation Countdown

This post was featured in last month’s issue of WDW Magazine. The new issue was just released and you can find a delicious Disney recipe from me, plenty of Brett’s amazing photos and many more great Disney articles. To learn more about WDW Magazine, visit their page here.

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  • Amy Zellers
    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Cool! I love it! So simple, yet it looks so professional!

  • Corey
    Jul 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Love this! What size is the easel and where did you find it? Thanks!

    • Lynn Svenson
      Jul 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you! I got it at Hobby Lobby..it’s about 10 inches tall I think, but you can make it any size you need!

  • Scott
    Jan 16, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Where did you get the Disney Vacation sticker? Would love to do this!!!

    • Lynn Svenson
      Jan 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      At a craft store like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.