Our chalkboard door was one of the first projects we did when we moved into our townhouse almost 10 years ago. I’ll have to tell you the whole story of the door another time, along with how NOT to paint a door! Today I wanted to show you how I turned it into a chalkboard Christmas tree this year. I’m also linking up to Home for Christmas, hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com. #HomeforChristmas
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Chalkboard Christmas Tree Supplies
I started with a single straight line down the center of the door. (If you’re wondering what I blacked out at the top of the door, we keep our wifi password written there so our visitors can use it if they want.)
Then I drew branches off the sides, gradually making them larger toward the bottom. I played around with a few different ways to draw the needles. I ended up erasing the top samples and going with more individual lines for needles.
Even though we’ve had this chalkboard door almost ten years I haven’t done much chalk word art. But recently I received a book to review called, The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering by Valerie McKeehan. It’s helped me get a little bolder with my lettering. I have to say I was pretty proud of this door. I’ve never really liked my lettering but this book breaks it down into smaller pieces. You’ll probably see more projects from this book later on.
To finish off my tree I “decorated” it with ornaments and turned a blue piece of chalk on its side to shade the bottom and ground my tree. Then I made a little frame around the whole thing.
The best thing about this tree? It doesn’t take up any floor space and I don’t have to vacuum when I take it down!
If you’re looking for more easy Christmas DIY check out these projects, too:
- Vintage Salt Shaker Christmas Ornaments
- Peace on Earth Christmas Globe
- Candy Cane Christmas Gift Tag
- Glass Jar Snow Globes
- Salt Shaker Snow Globes
- 12 Days of Vintage, Upcycled, Recycled, and Repurposed Christmas (a free email series with 12+ ideas for DIY Christmas ornaments and decorations)
And here are all the other blogs participating in Home for Christmas. Visit them all!!! You can also search #HomeforChristmas on social media.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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