I keep getting emails from people with questions about how I made the chalkboard Christmas tree I had hanging in my living room last Christmas. I wasn't going to post about it because there's not really much to it, and I didn't have any good pictures of it, but when I mentioned that to my sister, it was Candice to the rescue because she had pictures of Ollie in front of it last Christmas. How could I keep these to myself?
Can you believe how tiny he was just a year ago?
He was a stinker when we tried to take pictures so I'm so happy Candice caught a few!
What's that you say? You wanted a tutorial, and my cute baby photos did not make you forget.
It all started when we were staring at our big, empty living room walls and wishing we could buy a giant Christmas tree, but it was not it our remodellers' budget nor would have it been safe for Ollie. Then I remembered this idea I saw for a chalk Christmas tree on a drop cloth, and I knew we could do a huge version so I was off to Lowe's to pick up a painters canvas drop cloth and chalkboard paint. The only advice that I really have is to lay a cheap plastic drop cloth below because the paint will seep through the fabric onto whatever is underneath your drop cloth. I only did one coat, because I didn't want to buy another pint of paint, but had I known we were going to keep this up and continue using it, I probably would have done a second coat. The fabric soaks up a lot of paint so you'll need more then you think.
But I have to say last Christmas is my favorite
All the pictures with Ollie are by Candice (the rest obviously are not)