this year’s chalkboard tree

We have done a chalkboard tree for the Christmas season the past four years. This will be our fifth one. The first one was based on one I saw online. Our chalkboard is eight feet tall. The ceilings are twelve feet. Lots of room to play!


The second tree was done with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” theme and featured two of our cats.

12 Days of Christmas

Our third tree was a nativity theme. I love the city at the bottom of the tree.


Last year the tree was decorated with toys.

2015 chalkboard tree

This year I wanted a vintage feel, so I googled “children christmas vintage coloring pages” and got a lot of great ideas. I printed off the ones I liked and my sister and I decided which ones to use for this year’s tree. The biggest job is transferring them to the chalkboard. Genny found some white graphite paper and used that. It worked very well. After all the pictures had been transferred, the chalking began.

2016 chalkboard tree

2016 chalkboard tree

2016 chalkboard tree

This is as far as she got before she had to leave.

2016 chalkboard tree

It takes many hours to chalk the entire tree, counting the transferring of patterns. We plan to add a border of Christmas tree lights, too. Stay tuned for more pictures!



  1. Jean Macke
    Posted October 11, 2016 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    These are truly works of art!

  2. Emily
    Posted October 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Love it! Can’t wait to see the finished product!!!

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