Earlier this week I showed you my Christmas Kitchen and promised I'd give the details on my Christmas Tree Chalkboard.
So here goes...
|In case you're wondering, the font Nest of Posies used is Things We Said|
Some of you may have seen the wildly popular Christmas Chalkboard Printables by Nest of Posies that have been floating around the interwebs the last few weeks.
I saw them, I loved them, I had inspiration!
The way the letters were laid out just screamed "Christmas Tree".
So I went with it.
After free-handing the letters and Christmas Tree, I had this squatty weird topped tree that was just pathetic.
(sorry, no pics of that, it was just too sad)
So I messed and fussed, wiped and re-drew and came up with what you see here.
The tree looked better, but to get the right proportions I ran out of room for the top.
Now we all know that old saying "Necessity is the mother of invention", and boy was it true here.
Had I not had an unfinished chalkboard tree, it would never have dawned on me to take that wonderfully sparkly STAR ornament off my real tree and use it here.
I'm so glad I did, cuz I love it!!!
The day after I finished the design (and a few hours before my house was to be filled with party-goers) I was teasing Mr. Concrete about how "if I only had some fishing line and a little more time, I'd hang some ornaments on that silly tree".
I expected to hear, and see, the usual.
You know, the eye rolling and admonishments about "going overboard".
But instead, Mr. Concrete spoke words of genius.
"Why don't you just use hot glue."
|Yes, I tested it. The hot glue is easily removed from the chalkboard with no damage.|
And hot glue I did.
Five minutes later I had a Chalkboard Christmas Tree complete with topper and ornaments!
I gotta hand it to him.
Some times Mr. Concrete simply out does himself!
Merry Christmas my lovelies, hope you have a wonderful day!!
(For a few tips on chalkboard writing, see my post HERE.)
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