Learn how to make Chalkboard Christmas Ornaments for a festive personalized gift idea. With a few craft supplies, anyone can make this DIY to enjoy during the holiday season.

diy chalkboard ornament in tree.

Homemade Chalkboard Christmas Ornaments

This beautiful ornament is much simpler to make than it looks. It so easy to turn a plain glass ball into a beautiful personalized and permanent chalkboard gift.

It makes a great gift for a teacher, grandma, or your yearly ornament contribution. These ornaments are so pretty on the Christmas tree. With a little chalkboard paint and a few other supplies, it is super easy.

We are going to show you how to make this festive Christmas decor with a few easy steps. These DIY Chalkboard ornaments are perfect for Christmas tree decorating.

Ideas for gifting:

  • Grandparents. Write the grandkids names and the year. If you have room, you can include their ages if you desire.
  • Friends. You can write their last name and the year established. This is perfect for families.
  • Teachers. Write the teacher’s name and the year.

These are just a few ideas. Try making these ornaments for anyone you need a simple but thoughtful gift idea for.

Supplies for diy chalkboard ornament

Supplies needed:

How to make Chalkboard Ornaments

Step 1 – Wipe the glass down with alcohol. Try to touch it as little as possible. This will remove oil and fingerprints and help the paint to adhere better. Make sure to allow the ornament to dry completely before painting.

Step 2 – Tape off the top (hanger) portion of the ornament with painters tape. Cover it well but leave an opening for the loop. Tie on a piece of scrap string.

The best way to spray paint an object like this is to hang it on a limb or similar spot. Spray lightly with one coat of chalkboard paint to create a prime coat. Let it dry for 5 minutes.

Ornament being painted.

Step 3 – Spray an additional 2-­3 coats until the ornament is well covered. Let each coat dry before spraying another layer.

Dry Overnight

Step 4 – After the final coat, let the ornament sit overnight to dry and set thoroughly.

Step 5 – Decide what you want to write on your ornament. Use a white fine tipped paint pen to write it out. Press gently and try not to dig into the paint.

If you press too hard, the paint will run and smear. It is important to only pressy down lightly.

Step 6 – Dry completely. It is important that you do not rush or skip this step. For best results, the ornament needs to be completely dry before going to the next step.

Step 7 – Spray with 1­-2 coats of clear sealant to protect and preserve the ornament. Allow to dry.

Step 8 – Remove painters tape and tie on a burlap string for a hanger. At the base of the metal hanger run a bead of hot glue all the way around. Work quickly to wrap twine around and continue around to the top to cover.

Place hot glue every so often to secure and tuck end under and glue down.

Twine being glued to the top of ornament.

Your ornament is complete.

The ideas are endless. You can make an ornament with “Grandma” written on the center and surround it with each of the names of her grandchildren.

You can even let them write their own so she can remember their sweet handwriting.

If you create an ornament for a teacher­ like we did, don’t forget to add the year, student’s name, and perhaps the school name. There are so many great ideas for chalk paint.

diy chalkboard ornament in tree.

Print the instructions for DIY Chalkboard Ornament below:

Chalkboard Christmas Ornaments

One Crazy Mom
Learn how to make Chalkboard Christmas Ornaments for a festive personalized gift idea. With a few craft supplies, anyone can make this DIY to enjoy during the holiday season.
Prep Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs

Equipment

  • clear glass ball ornament (you could use cheap ones from dollar store)
  • chalkboard spray paint
  • twine
  • white paint pen
  • clear sealer spray paint
  • hot glue gun/ hot glue
  • painters tape

Instructions
 

  • Wipe glass down well with alcohol, try to touch it as little as possible. This will remove oil and fingerprints, helping paint to adhere better. Allow to dry well before painting.
  • Tape off top (hanger) portion of ornament with painters tape, cover it well but leave an opening for the loop. Tie on a piece of scrap string.
  • The best way to spray paint an object like this is to hang it on a limb or similar spot. Spray lightly with one coat of chalkboard paint to create a prime coat. Let dry for 5 minutes.
  • Spray an additional 2-­3 coats until well covered, drying between each coat.
  • After final coat let ornament sit overnight to dry and set thoroughly.
  • Decide what you want to write on your ornament, use a white fine tipped paint pen to write it out, press gently and try not to dig into paint. Dry completely.
  • Spray with 1­-2 coats of clear to protect and seal spray.
  • Remove painters tape and tie on a burlap string for a hanger.
  • At the base of the metal hanger run a bead of hot glue all the way around, work quickly to wrap twine around, continue around to the top to cover, placing hot glue every so often to secure, tuck end under and glue down.
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