Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

When two of my very favorite bloggers – Holly and Nat from My Sister’s Suitcase – asked me to be a part of their 12 Days of Christmas series, I quickly said yes. These girls have really wonderful and creative ideas, and this series is one of them!

Twelve bloggers are creating crafts inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas lyrics. I chose “Four calling birds”, and was surprised to learn that the original lyric was actually “colly birds”, which referred to blackbirds. I was inspired by this little bit of trivia to incorporate the color black into my project. Since I love chalkboard crafts, I thought it would be fun to make a chalkboard Christmas ornament.


Here is what you will need:

Glass Christmas Ornament

Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint

Paint Brush

Rubbing Alcohol


Chalk Ink Marker

Paper plate or cardboard box to hold ornament while painting

Step One: Gather supplies and remove metal top from bulb.

Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

Step Two: Clean bulb with rubbing alcohol.

Step Three: Paint bulb with one coat of chalkboard paint. You may find it helpful to create a stand to hold the ornament while you paint. I turned a paper plate upside down, cut a small hole in it, and pushed the top of the bulb in the hole. That way it wasn’t rolling around.

Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

Step Four: Paint another coat of chalkboard paint. Once that is dry, remove the bulb from the stand and paint the top.

Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

Step Five: Let bulb dry 24 hours, then cure by rubbing a piece of chalk all over chalkboard surface.

Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

Step Six: Wipe clean with damp cloth and personalize using chalk ink pen. I found this fine tip Chalk Ink Marker on Amazon, and I absolutely love it. It works perfectly for these smaller crafts.

Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

If you are feeling frisky, add some pink ribbon.

Chalkboard Christmas Ornament

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  1. Thanks for being a part of our 12 Days of Christmas series! We love this chalkboard ornament!

  2. Super cute! Now I’m inspired to use my chalkboard spray paint on some ornaments …



  3. That ornament if FULL of personality! I love it…

  4. LOVE it! The uses for chalk paint are endless! Don’t you love it!!!! Visiting from TT&J. Hope you’ll stop by! 🙂

  5. I am so doing this!! I just chalkboarded (Is that a word, is now) the inside of my bathroom cabinet on one side and magnetic paint on the other side. It will be fun. Di

  6. Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now. I would love it if you linked up and joined us. Very cute…love chalkboards, even round ones!
    The link is
    My Christmas wish is to see you at the link party!

  7. So fun! I’d love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’

  8. So simple, but adorable! I foresee many chalkboard ornaments on my tree soon! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love it!

  10. I love this! I am having trouble finding glass ornaments, though. Do you think it would work the same on plastic?


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