To quote the famous Barbara Mandrell….
….I was chalkboard when chalkboard wasn’t cool.
Cue the banjos.
I remember eight years ago when I found peel and stick chalkboard vinyl tucked away in the back of a bin. I’d never seen it before. I nominated myself town chalkboard crier and called 47 people and informed them that you could officially peel and stick chalkboard.
And then I promptly peeled and stuck everything within a five-mile radius.
Chalkboard has come a long way since 2006.
There are chalkboard canisters and chalkboard ornaments and chalkboard arrows and chalkboard walls and numbers and tables and on and on and on.
And here’s another entry in the chalkboardapallooza of 2014.
A chalkboard Christmas tree.
(total aside: can you believe there’s only 14 days left until Christmas)?
Chalkboard Christmas Tree
1. Trace the outline of a tree onto a 1/4″ sheet of plywood
They sell small pieces of plywood….start with one of those….so much easier.
Here are the dimensions of the tree:
I just started drawing three lines 5″ apart. One 13″, one 9″ and one 6″ wide. Then I connected them to make the tree and added a 2″ x 5 1/2″ at the bottom of the tree for the base.
Cut out the tree with a saw.
2. Drill a hole at the top for a ribbon
If you don’t want a hole, you could just lean the tree on a bookcase or mantel.
Then paint the tree with chalkboard paint.
Step 4: Hot glue two clothespins to the center of the tree
You can find tags like these at any craft store.
Then clip the numbers onto the tags each day to countdown to Christmas.
And just to make sure the song is stuck in your head as you go about your busy December day…..I’ll leave you with this.
“I still act and look the same.
What you see ain’t nothing new.
….I was chalkboard when chalkboard wasn’t cool.” 🙂
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