DIY Chalkboard Ornaments

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:

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  • 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)

How To:

  1. Gather your supplies and prepare the work space by putting down newspaper or an old sheet.
  2. 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:IMG_2949
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

-Emily

 

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