I couldn’t be more excited to share this first (of probably many) Christmas post with you. I had so much fun making these DIY Chalkboard Sign Ornaments and they are so pretty on the tree. Sadly, I made these for the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop so I’m sending these ornaments off to a new home. I really hope Sherry from Olives & Okra loves these DIY chalkboard sign ornaments as much as I do. You better believe I am planning on making some more for my tree too!
Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop!
When I found out that Sherry has a rustic Christmas tree too, I knew it was the perfect match. You know I love all things rustic and couldn’t wait to create something to exchange with her. But before we get into the tutorial, I want you to meet these other amazing ladies who are participating in the ornament exchange this year. Make sure to stop by and say hello, you are going to love all the handmade ornaments they put together too!
When it came time to make my ornaments for the exchange, I will admit I had a hard time. It has been so warm here (I am wearing shorts and a t-shirt while I write this) that I’m just not feeling much in the Christmas spirit. This morning on my Facebook memories, a picture of my kids decked out in their coats and snow gear knee deep in fresh snow came up. Yep, this day 4 years ago we were shoveling a foot of snow off our cars and today I am putting up the Christmas tree hoping maybe it’ll start looking a little like Christmas.
After I got over my “It doesn’t feel like Christmas” problem, I realized that I could use the warm weather to my advantage. I wouldn’t have been able to go outside and spray paint these chalkboard plaques in the snow! And that’s exactly what I did, I slipped on my flip flops and grabbed a can of chalkboard spray paint and the end result was just perfect.
So even if it doesn’t feel like Christmas where you are, maybe a few DIY Christmas ornaments will help you get in the spirit. It has definitely helped me out!
Click the link below to get the tutorial for these DIY Chalkboard Christmas ornaments (including the printable lettering template I used). Then make sure to check out some of the other fun homemade ornaments below!
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