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It’s beginning to look {and feel} a lot like winter around here.  Winter jackets, hats and gloves are out and the kids are asking when the snow will fall.  It felt right to create a winter themed chalkboard centerpiece this week.  This will be tucked away until after Thanksgiving, but I had to share it with you today.  I’m also sharing a simple technique for lettering a chalkboard.

Create a simple centerpiece with a chalkboard crate and hand lettering. Pin this for an easy lettering tutorial!

This month my very talented friends and I are sharing inspiring Christmas projects.  Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to see what they have created for our Dose of DIY.

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This project started with a small wood crate and chalkboard paint.

Wood crate and chalkboard paint for a chirstmas chalkboard centerpiece

I used the very simple technique in this video to letter Silent Night onto the chalkboard finish.  I warn you it’s addicting.  I do not have the best handwriting so this technique has opened up new doors for making signs!  I made the Eat Drink and Be Crafty sign below in this Christmas party post.

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I used a chalk marker to finish this project, you can also just use regular chalk.  Either way it is erasable and the crate can be used again for another holiday or season.

Christmas chalkboard crate centerpiece and lettering technique

The front and back of this chalkboard centerpiece have part of the song lyrics.  I lined the crate with burlap the filled it with evergreen boughs and shiny ornaments. The finished look is a bit rustic with a touch of sparkle, my kind of holiday centerpiece.

Silent Night on a Christmas Chalkboard centerpiece

This month’s Dose of DIY features Christmas projects that are sure to inspire you.

Christmas projects using wood and fabric you can DIY today
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Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Love the rustic with the glam - so pretty. Cathy

Jill Flory

Monday 16th of November 2015

What a fun project - love the way you styled it up too!


Monday 16th of November 2015

Sarah this is just beautiful!! what a great centerpiece!

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