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.
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.