I got into the holiday spirit a little earlier than usual this year. I had my tree up before thanksgiving, some of my holiday shopping had already been completed (this is very unusual) and I can’t stop listening to the holiday radio stations. Buddy The Elf, move over.. Emily’s in town.
I like my tree to have a very simple, classic look. These ornaments totally fit that description. They’re simple and you can put whatever you want on them.
Tom and I were super excited to make ornaments. He made two and I made two. We want to make it a tradition to make some each year. It’s a perfect thing to do with a significant other, siblings or any other friends and family as a personal touch to each tree.
Grab a mug of hot cocoa and get to work!
*I must admit, I got a little bit caught up in the moment of decorating them so my pictures aren’t as “step by step” as I would have liked.. but I will try to do my best to explain. These are VERY easy*
What You’ll Need:
- Plain Wooden Ornament (got mine at Michael’s for $2 each)
- Chalkboard Paint
- White Chalkboard Marker
- Silver Chalkboard Marker (or whatever colors you like)
- Small Paint Brush (I got a cheap foam one)
- Little Cup For Paint
(The Star ornament was an added thing. I didn’t include it in this DIY cause it turned out kinda ugly)
- Gather your supplies and prepare the work space by putting down newspaper or an old sheet.
- Paint your wooden ornaments with the chalkboard paint. Make a decently big circle, but leave a small border of the wood all the way around the edge. They need to sit for 30 min – 1 hour before adding anything onto them. They’ll look something like this:
- After they dry, think of a lovely holiday design to put on them. I decided to put a snowflake on one and a tree on the other. Tom got fancy and did a “countdown to christmas” and a cute couple ornament with our names on it. (Maybe he should be the blogger in the relationship). Use the colored chalkboard markers to complete your design.
- That is really all there is to it. Allow them to dry overnight before hanging them on the tree. Here’s how ours turned out:
As always, thank you so much for reading.
I will be back with more holiday stuff soon!