DIY Holiday Chalkboard

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Hello there friends!  I know it’s only the beginning of November, but I’m beginning to get excited about Christmas.  I’m trying really hard to hold off on decorating until closer to December, but I just can’t help myself from creating some new holiday decor.  Especially decor that can really be used all the time… Make your own festive DIY chalkboard for the holidays! So many possibilities for decorating! OneKriegerChick.com

I’ve been crushing on Christmas Countdown chalkboards for some time now, so I decided it was about time I made my own.  I totally lucked out when Consumer Crafts sent me this perfectly sized chalkboard…The cutest white porcelain reindeer ornament was just the icing on the cake!  See these items and SO MANY MORE darling holiday crafting items in the Consumer Crafts Holiday Catalog. Make your own festive chalkboard for the holidays!OneKriegerChick.com

First, I painted the frame of the chalkboard gray, but it didn’t have quite the pop I was going for.  A couple coats of a vintage red and it was perfect.
Painting a festive chalkboard for the holidays!2 OneKriegerChick.com

To keep from getting the paint on the chalkboard, I attached a piece of painters tape.  Make sure to use tape for delicate surfaces so the chalkboard coating doesn’t peel off. Painting a festive chalkboard for the holidays! OneKriegerChick.com

A couple steps I guess I forgot to photo…Sometimes I get so excited about what I’m creating that I just keep working.  Oops!  After painting two coats of red, I allowed it to thoroughly dry.  Then I used a sanding block to sand the edges of the frame.  I wiped off all of the sanding residue. To give the frame a finished look, I rubbed on a coat of dark antiquing glaze followed by a coat of creme wax. How to make a Festive Chalkboard- so many possibilities for the holidays! OneKriegerChick.com

To attach the deer ornament, I drew a circle with chalk around where I wanted it placed.  Then I simply hot glued it on. So festive for the holidays! OneKriegerChick.com

For the wreath, I used regular chalk to sketch a wreath.  It’s not perfect and that’s totally okay!

Chalkboard writing couldn't be easier with this simple tutorial! OneKriegerChick.com

I used this Awesome chalk pen from Consumer Crafts to go over my sketch… Chalkboard writing couldn't be easier! OneKriegerChick.com

Then primed the entire chalkboard… Make your own Festive Chalkboard- so many possibilities for the holidays! OneKriegerChick.com

Attached a cream and black wire ribbon to hang the chalkboard on the wall… Make this Festive Deer and Wreath Chalkboard- so many possibilities for the holidays! OneKriegerChick.com

And hung it in my dining room… Festive Deer and Wreath Chalkboard- so many possibilities for the holidays! Make it now and use it for years to come! OneKriegerChick.com

Pretty much makes me want to get out my Christmas tree and dive into holiday decorating! Festive Holiday Chalkboard- so many possibilities for the holidays! Make it now and use it for years to come! OneKriegerChick.com

Festive Holiday Chalkboard- so many possibilities for the holidays!

Make your own festive chalkboard for the holidays! So many possibilities for decorating! OneKriegerChick.com Ready to make your own?  ConsumerCrafts is the best resource for online craft supplies with the lowest everyday prices, over 1,400 craft tutorials, and inspiring projects on their blog, Crafts Unleashed. Check out the holiday look book featuring new products and fun projects, including a coupon code for readers!  So much inspiration in one spot!

 

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Happy Holiday Crafting!

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