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Chalkboard and Paper Chain Christmas Advent Tree

Countdown the days to Christmas with a handmade advent calendar tree. Create a tree with a chalkboard finish, to completely personalize your holiday season. Add colorful paper-painted chains for an added vibrant touch to your decor. This is a great family project that gets everyone involved.

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At a Glance:

Project #15645 Skill Level: Intermediate
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Chalkboard Multi-Surface Paint - Black, 16 oz. - 2725

Number Needed: 1 $13.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz. - 20503

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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F/A PAPER STENCIL VALUE PACK - SCRIPT, 48 PC

Number Needed: 1 $5.29
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A/B SHORT HANDLE CHIP BRUSH SET (12 PC)

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Plaid ® Color By Me™ Brush Sets - Spouncers, 10 pc. - 4925E

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
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Other Supplies

  • Large wood or cardboard tree
  • Assorted colored papers
  • Small paper gift bags
  • White tissue paper
  • Old toothbrush
  • Chalk stick
  • Stapler
  • Hot glue

instructions

  1. Basecoat tree with Apple Barrel black and let dry.
  2. Sand lightly and paint with Chalkboard paint.  Let dry.
  3. Spread colored papers on drop cloth.  Add just a splash of water to Apple Barrel White paint on a paper plate.  Using toothbrush, splatter papers as shown.  Let dry completely.
  4. Repeat splattering instructions on white tissue paper using Apple Barrel Black.  Let dry.
  5. Cut splattered paper into strips-1.5 x 8”.
  6. Loop and staple paper strips to create paper chain.
  7. Layout on tree as shown and attach with hot glue.
  8. Using spouncer and paper stencil, stencil numbers with Apple Barrel White.  Let dry.
  9. Stencil numbers onto paper bags as shown.  Add splattered tissue paper.
  10. Accent with chalkboard seasonal designs.

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Related FAQs

Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, Apple Barrel Paints are perfect for school projects – they are the best paint on the market to paint on Styrofoam! Apple Barrel Paints are also perfect for “mom and me” projects or for the general basic crafter.
Yes, you can use Apple Barrel paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
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