Email Signup

Subscribe to the Plaid Crafts Newsletter for craft project ideas, product news, our live events, and more!

ORDER BY 12/9 TO ENSURE GROUND DELIVERY BEFORE 12/25!
Shop Now >

Chalkboard and Paper Chain Christmas Advent Tree

By: Kirsten Jones

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.

At a Glance:

Project #15645 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
  • Clock active
  • Clock active
  • Clock active
  • Clock active

This project features these great brands:

supplies

Plaid Supplies

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

Number Needed: 1 $11.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz. - 20503

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Stencil Value Packs - Letter Stencils - Script - 38967E

Number Needed: 1 $5.29
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

A/B SHORT HANDLE CHIP BRUSH SET (12 PC)

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Color By Me™ Brush Sets - Spouncers, 10 pc. - 4925E

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

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.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

Christmas Goodie Bags
New!
Christmas Goodie Bags
Holly Berry Vine Snow Globe
New!
Holly Berry Vine Snow Globe
Green and Red Polka Dot Sparkle Ornament
New!
Green and Red Polka Dot Sparkle Ornament
Hand Painted Christmas Sign
New!
Hand Painted Christmas Sign