Easy Chalkboard Tree

4 Materials
$1
1 Day
Easy

I found this cute wooden tree at Dollar Tree and it just jumped right into my cart. I had a few different ideas but I finally settled on making it a chalkboard tree!


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easy chalkboard tree

Here is the original wooden tree I got from Dollar Tree.

easy chalkboard tree

I grabbed my Folk Art Chalkboard Paint and a paint brush, covered my work surface with wax paper, and got ready to get started.

easy chalkboard tree

I painted on 2 coats of the Folk Art Chalkboard paint letting it dry between each coat. I then let it dry overnight.

easy chalkboard tree

I seasoned the tree with chalk. To do this simply coat the entire board with chalk. This will make the chalkboard be able to erase. Without doing this step sometimes the things you draw on a chalkboard stay and won't erase well.

easy chalkboard tree

After it's completely coated, erase the board and it's ready for use.

easy chalkboard tree

The possibilities are really endless! Use different colored chalk and decorate your tree, use it as a message board, or even a countdown calendar.

easy chalkboard tree

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