How to Make Large Christmas Ornament Chalkboards
Deck the Halls
In a group, these sweet chalkboard wall ornaments make a great message center for quick notes or holiday wishes.
Tools and Materials
For this holiday craft, you will need 10” precut lightweight wood circles; 2 wood craft rectangles (one 3-1/2” long and one 5” long); wood glue; clear chalkboard paint; several paintbrushes in various sizes; and acrylic craft paint in various colors.
Choose Your Color
Paint the circle with 1 to 2 coats of acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry completely.
Use a contrasting color to paint a slightly curved line 2 to 3 inches from the top of the circle and another curved line 2 to 3 inches from the bottom of the circle.
Fill It In
Paint the space in between the two lines to create a decorative band around the circle. Let dry.
Create a Border
Use a different color paint to create a thin border on both the top and bottom of the band.
Paint a decorative swirl or line in the middle band.
Touch It Up
When the paint is dry, make any necessary touchups. Apply a thin, even coat of clear chalkboard paint in a horizontal direction over the top of the circle. Wait one hour (or according to manufacturer’s instructions) and then apply another coat of chalkboard paint, this time in a vertical direction. Allow the paint to dry for a full 24 hours so it can cure.
To make the ‘‘metal” top piece for the ornament, paint 1 to 2 coats of gray acrylic paint over the rectangular wood piece. Let it dry.
Turn the circle over so the painted side is facing down. Use wood glue to attach the gray-painbgted rectangle to the back side of the circle, centered at the top. You will want 1 to 2 inches of the rectangle to peek over the top of the circle.
Use wood glue to attach the longer wood rectangle to the back of the circle, underneath the other rectangle. This will allow the ornament to sit slightly off of the wall to give it a little more dimension. Wait for the glue to fully dry, according to the instructions on the bottle.
Hang It Up
Lastly, attach a small wall hook or self-adhesive hanging strip to the back, and it is ready to display!