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Upcycled Xmas Decorations

Even though I try very hard every year to carefully pack away my Christmas tree baubles for some reason they seem to get marks and scratches.  If you are looking for a way of giving them new life, then this idea might help.

I gave mine a coat or two of black board paint – which incidentally comes not only in black but a large variety of other colours.


Things to gather:

  • Pre-loved Christmas tree baubles
  • Paint brush
  • Chalk board paint in a colour/s to suit
  • Chalk for applying names or desired design to baubles once painted.
  • For a rustic look, replace existing hanging thread with pretty matching ribbon or jute/string.



Remove any dust or grease from surface of baubles.

Apply two nice even coats of chalk board paint.

Replace hanging cord with that desired.

Use the chalk or chalk pen to create either family members names or a design of your liking to the face of painted baubles.

OR – use a stencil to create lovely surface designs…