Upcycled & Stenciled Handmade Holiday Craft Christmas Tree Chalkboard

When I was in the Twin Cities over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was able to score the Trifecta!  The Trifecta is a trip to Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Michael's on Black Friday.

I purchased this Handmade Holiday Craft Christmas Tree Chalkboard at Joann Fabrics.  It was regularly priced at $9.99, but I got it for 60% off.
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I purchased this Christmas paper stencil package at Joann's as well.  It was priced at $6.99, but I know it was at least 50% off.

This stencil package is only available at stores (not online).

The package contained six paper stencils in two sizes.  They were mostly punched out on the perfections but a few stubborn pieces of paper stayed in the stencil.  I had to be very careful not to tear the stencil.  This set is pretty fragile, and may only last a project or two.

For the chalkboard tree, I chose the "Sleigh Rides" (third from left above) and a "Snowflake" (fifth from left above).

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I then taped the Sleigh Rides stencil in the center of the chalkboard tree with blue painter's tape.

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I added three "Snowflakes" in the corners of the tree.  I cut the snowflake stencil apart from the stencil so it would be easier to center.

All stenciling was done using Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain. 

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I then pulled a Scrabble game rack out of my crafting stash.  About 2" were cut off one side with a chop saw.

I painted it with Fusion Mineral Paint in Upper Canada Green (a discontinued color).  

I hot glued the rack onto the chalkboard tree, and then waxed the project with Dixie Belle Big Mama's Butta. 

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I added a faux cedar sprig from the Target Dollar Spot $1 packages, to the top of the chalkboard.  The sprig is attached to the chalkboard with a 1" x 1/8" mini clothespin.  A snowflake button was hot glued to the clothespin.

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Of course I will never write on the chalkboard since it's been stenciled, but I think the Scrabble tile rack and real chalk makes it look like the real deal.

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Have you made any semi-homemade Christmas ornaments or decor this year?

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3 comments

  1. So cute and unique, Carlene. Did you know what you were going to do with the chalkboard tree when you bought it?

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  2. So cute and unique! Did you know what you were going to do with the chalkboard tree when you bought it?

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    1. Oh no. I just knew I could do something with it! Thanks!

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