Welcome back to our Trim the Tree Party!!
I love handmade Christmas ornaments and think that they add such a special touch to the tree and other holiday decor. This week, I have invited some of my favorite blogging friends to join me in sharing one of their favorite handmade ornaments. At the end of the week we will have a special giveaway for you that you don’t want to miss, so don’t forget to check back! There will be three new ornaments each day, so you should have a beautifully decorated tree by the end of the week! 😉
Hi everyone! My name is Crystal and I blog over at A Pumpkin & A Princess where I share recipes, crafts, holiday ideas, and my favorite sugar scrub recipes. I’m excited to be part of Jenn’s Trim The Tree party. I’ve always enjoyed making ornaments and with my constantly changing style I usually save money by making them myself every year.
One of my all-time favorite ornaments I’ve come across on the internet are Jenn’s chalkboard ornaments. I kept seeing these everywhere last year and absolutely loved them! I was inspired to make my own but then I realized I’m terrible at chalk art. 😉 As much as I wish I could freehand chalk art I’ll admit that it usually doesn’t turn out very well. So using Jenn’s ornaments as inspiration I created a chalkboard printable that I applied to a stained piece of wood.
- 3.5×4.5 wood piece from Michaels (it comes in a pack of 4)
- stain (I used Miniwax Early American)
- mod podge or elmer’s x-treme glue stick
- Chalkboard Printable
It’s pretty self-explanatory so I don’t have any pictures to show each step. I simply stained the wood and let it dry overnight. I applied the ornament using an elmer’s x-treme gluestick but you could use any kind of decoupage glue. I finished by hot gluing ribbon to the back and tying a bow on the top. Pretty easy, right? You could also use these to decorate with or as gift wrap.
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