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Monday, November 30, 2015

Chalkboard Christmas Tree Ornaments

While out shopping recently I noticed that chalkboard ornaments were popping up everywhere in the craft stores, on store displays, and in Christmas shops.  I immediately thought of how easy it would be to recreate these ornaments with Smoothfoam™ and DecoArt® Chalkboard paint! 

These would also be great to feature at a holiday party - have each guest write something on a ball, spray to seal, and hang on your own tree for memories for years to come, or let them take their ball home with them as a party favor.   

If you want to be able to change your holiday message, simply omit the sealer and you can wipe your chalk free and change your message as often as you want! 


3” Smoothfoam™ ball
DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint 
Beacon® Zip Dry Adhesive 
Jute twine
Plaid ribbon 
Chalk, scissors, paintbrush, emery board or fine sandpaper 

Optional:  DecoArt® Americana® Spray Sealer 


Use emery board or fine sandpaper to sand seam in Smoothfoam™ ball until smooth. 

Paint ball in one direction DecoArt® chalkboard paint.  Let dry 1 hour.  Apply second coat in opposite direction of first.  Let dry 24 hours.  

Put a small amount of Zip Dry Adhesive into hole in top of ball, insert ends of jute twine. 
Let dry.

Color outside of ball with chalk.  Wipe off.  Write your holiday message on ball with chalk.    If you want your message to be permanent, instead of changeable, spray with spray sealant and let dry.  

Tie plaid ribbon into bow around jute at top of ornament. 

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