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The perfect little chalkboard Christmas tree

We contemplated putting up a tree with all the trimming this year, then we remembered how quickly four little hands would tear it down. Instead, I made this perfect little chalkboard Christmas trees, stuck it under the mantel, next to the cookies and it quickly became the perfect family tradition!

Chalkboard Christmas Tree


DIY Chalkboard Christmas Tree

To create this chalkboard Christmas tree you will need

  • A piece of wood
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Chalk and stick on ornaments

How to create a chalkboard Christmas tree

To create this Chalkboard Christmas Tree you need too

First, you will want to give your piece of wood a good first coat of any color that matches your Christmas decor. One that dries freehand an outline of a Christmas tree. Paint the tree with chalkboard paint, and let dry. Use chalk, stickers, felt ornaments to decorate the tree however you like!

I keep a small bowl of chalk and ornaments nearby and we decorate the chalkboard Christmas tree whenever the mood strikes. Afterward, I simply wipe down the tree with a wet towel, leaving us with a blank tree to decorate!

Photography by Carly Taylor

PS. Psst… More of our holiday home here, and some cookies, and a moose!


  • Katie Henry
    December 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Love this idea!

  • Lena
    December 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    This is ingenious! Maybe we should do a paper tree, too (we haven’t put one up since we’ll be traveling so much this Christmas)!

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  • Stephanie
    December 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Looks great! I have those reindeer too! Don’t you just love Ikea?! I hope your week is going well and that you are having fun in the lead up to Christmas, Stephie x

  • Natasha
    December 16, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Victoria this is so adorable and unique! Love it!

  • Tegan M.
    December 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! I want to make a small one for my little guy’s room. How perfect for a kids tree!

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