(20 crafty days of christmas) keepsake ornament chalkboard plate

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keepsake ornament chalkboard plate

Hello It’s Kelly from Eclectic Momsense. I’m so excited to be participating this year in the 20 Craft Days of Christmas. Our family for the past 3 years has been all about crafts during the holidays, in fact it’s a requirement. Each person must make at least one of their gifts. It’s been so fun seeing what everyone comes up with each year. Not to mention the thought that goes behind it. I try to put the kids stamp on each gift and this year was no different. We created these fun Keepsake Ornament Chalkboard Plates for the grandparents.



chalkboard paint

variety of paint colors for the “ornaments”


chalkboard plate

We did ours in a multi-step process allowing each layer to dry in between, starting with the handprint layer so we could easily wipe in case of wiggly baby hands.

Next paint your chalkboard trim according to the directions. (most call for 2 coats in opposite directions). Allow to dry.

Finish your ornaments by adding the hanging details. Personalize with a message and year to seal the memory. Use a skinny paintbrush for this part. A paint pen or a sharpie works for this also since your plate will be merely decorative.

handprint ornaments

Thanks for letting me share our handmade Christmas. For more holiday inspiration be sure to pop on over to my blog | pinterest |instagram | Facebook | twitter

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.