Handmade Ornaments are fun to make and they give your Christmas Tree a personal touch. Today I’m going to show you how to turn Dollar Store Ornaments into beautiful customizable and pretty ornaments. This is also a great way to give your old tree decorations a new look!  

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look!  

Let’s make a bunch of handmade ornaments together!

To make these  you are going to need just a few things!  DecoArt has a product that turns any painted surface into chalkboard. I know! How crazy brilliant is this? 

 My favorite part is that it’s super easy to use and the possibilities for chalkboard paint colors are endless! 

MATERIALS

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look!

Paints of your colors choice – Find It HERE

( For this project I used the color Santa Red found HERE )

Chalkboard Coating – Find It HERE

Smooth Surface Ornaments – Find It HERE

Brushes – Find it HERE

Chalk – Find it HERE

 

TUTORIAL

You are going to love how easy this is!

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look!

 

1

The first thing you are going to do is paint your ornaments with your acrylic paint.

If you don’t like red, no problem, there is a ton of colors to choose from HERE.

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look.

 

Use a stick or something similar to help you hold the ornament and paint it thoroughly.

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look.

 

After they are painted hang them to dry.

Mine were hanging from our dining room chandelier.

You do what you got to do!

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look.

 

2

After they are completely dry paint them again but this time with the Chalkboard Coating.

Here comes the magic!

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look.

 

Follow the instructions on the back of the bottle. You will need to apply it horizontally and then vertically, letting it dry for an hour between each of these coats.

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look.

 

Do you see how the Chalkboard Coating looks kind of white?  Don’t worry about it, it will dry clear.

 

3

The final step is to cover the ornament with chalk. I like to smash a little bit of chalk and apply it with my hands all around the surface. This will take you just a few seconds to do.

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look.

 

Now you are ready to have fun and write or draw anything you would like to have on it. Here is one of my girls helping me with our first one.

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look.

 

So easy and you can change them every year with new designs or let your children make their own.

So simple and perfect for our White and Red Christmas Decor

I love it!

Handmade Ornaments - See how you can transform any color surface into chalkboard. Such a fun and easy way to give your old ornaments a new look. 

  

Now think about the possibilities of transforming everyday surfaces into a chalkboard!

I am not just talking about ornaments my dear but walls, doors, oh my goodness this is dangerous!

So FUN!

Here it is on the tree!

 

 Here are some other Christmas DIY Decor Ideas that I love! 

15 Minute Handmade Ornaments – Click HERE

DIY Christmas Ornaments that you can make under 15 minutes at the36thavenue.com

 

DIY Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees HERE

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees the36thavenue.com

 

DIY Snow Globe Tutorial HERE

Christmas Gift Idea - Super cute Snow Globe Tutorial at the36thavenue.com

Besos!

Desiree

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