Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We love counting down to events in our house. I made this Hershey Kiss Countdown for my kids to grab a kiss for the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day about 7 years ago. Has it really been that long?
Each year they love getting it out and refilling the kisses. I mean why just enjoy chocolate on Valentine’s Day?
It is way better to celebrate longer don’t you think? These are little inverted numbered Hershey kisses meant to countdown to Valentine’s Day.
Check out as well this Valentines Day Hersey Kiss Box.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- 12″ x 12″ board (I used MDF)
- 3/4″ spade drill bit
- Spray primer
- Krylon Cherry Red Spray Paint
- Silhouette machine or Vinyl letters from Amazon (easier)
- Scrapbook paper of your choice
- Glue Dots
- Hershey Kisses
- Mod Podge (I used Gloss)
- Foam Roller or brush for Mod Podge
How To Make the Valentines Countdown Kisses Board
Step 1 – Cut The board
Cut your board 12″ x 12″ (or go to the store, they will do it for you if you don’t want to).
I eyeballed where to start the holes for the kisses it looks like the top of the holes are about halfway down the board. Measure out every 1.5″ and make a mark.
This is where you will drill your holes. Using a 3/4″ drill bit— drill your holes but do not drill all the way through the board.
The top of the bit will poke through the back but don’t drill the wide part of the bit more than 2/3 of the way.
This will allow the Hershey kisses to set in there and stay.
Step 2 – Sand, Prime and Spray
Lightly sand the board especially around the holes.
Spray prime and paint it.
Step 3 – Kisses
Using my Silhouette machine I cut out “KISSES” out of a piece of patterned paper (it was a Love Notes pattern) in the Pharmacy font found at dafont.com.
Step 4 – Glue the Letters
Step 5 – The Numbers
Step 6 – The Vinyl
An easier alternative is buying vinyl letters. There are many different styles.
Step 7 – The Easel
This is optional but I think is really cute. Set it on an easel, I got mine from the Dollar Tree but cool ones at Amazon too.
Aaaand you got yourself a fun countdown time!
Here is another version of it in pink for Kayla.
Click here to purchase the vinyl from Say it on the Wall.
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