Doesn’t Christmas make you feel all creative? It does me! Suddenly there are all kinds of creative projects to do, with or without the children. It’s really exciting!
We have been sent some lovely paints from Rust-Oleum to help get our creative juices flowing. It has definitely worked – I’m feeling very inspired.
Yesterday I completed this quick and easy chalkboard Advent calendar. It’s definitely not too late for you to have a go too. It doesn’t even have to be an Advent calendar, it could be a lovely Christmas picture, with a Bible verse or line from a Christmas song perhaps? Take a look at our Pinterest Board for inspiration and printable templates.
I’ve upcycled an old canvas painting which was just lurking in the garage waiting to get damaged, so I don’t feel too bad about turning it into a chalk board using the Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint. An old picture or photo frame would work really well, as you could do the outside of the frame in a different colour. If you don’t have one, try a charity shop.
I used a printed font for the writing, and chalked over the back of the letters then simply rubbed down to transfer. Then I went over the writing with a chalk pen as it is a bit more precise than ordinary chalk.
I had an old Christmas ornament which I used to make the advent. You can also buy them new, or use string and pegs with brown envelopes like they did on the Rust-Oleum website. If you’re making a decoration rather than an Advent calendar, you could try string and baubles or rows of holly as I’ve shown in my example here.
Let your imagination run wild, and maybe use up any old decorations which you don’t have space for anywhere else. The options are limitless.
Here’s our quick ‘How To’ video:
You can also view our other Chalkboard Paint project here