I feel like every few years I get the itch to switch up the theme of my Christmas decor. I’ve transitioned to a more modern rustic idea this year and with that, I needed to update some of the smaller pieces that I’ve got sprinkled throughout my home that really bring that cozy holiday feel together. This sweet chalkboard DIY reindeer pulls in the colors that I’m using, plus it allows for personalization which is a big bonus!
- Unfinished Wood Deer
- Americana Black Chalkboard Paint
- Paintbrushes (foam and small standard craft brush)
- Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue
- Red Glitter
- Red and White Baker’s Twine
- Chalkboard Marker
Step One. Begin by painting the DIY reindeer with the chalkboard paint using the foam brush. Paint vertically for the first coat and horizontally for the first coat, making sure to let the paint dry completely in between coats. Use the small craft brush to paint in the smaller spaces. Allow the paint to cure overnight.
Step Three. Sprinkle a generous amount of the red glitter on top of the tacky glue, ensuring that the glitter completely covers the tacky glue. I always make sure to use glitter over a paper plate to help simplify clean up later.
Need another holiday decor idea? We love this DIY NOEL letter decor!