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DIY winter/ Christmas wall decor

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Ohhh Cindy Lou Who, where are you!? While Cindy was out, wandering the world, I helped create a winter holiday scene on her wall! Watch the video above to see the full DIY and meet Cindy.

This is a great DIY for a small space if you want to think vertically with your decor. I used chalkboard paint on a patch of wall but if you don’t want to go as dark, you could use a lighter shade of chalkboard paint (it comes in a tint-able option) or use whiteboard paint and do the reverse with black and colored markers – see DIY Whiteboard Wall. If paint just isn’t your thing, create a winter wall using tape and twine to make your shapes instead of drawing them or use the strand of lights to create the outline… so many options!

Prep it:

  • chalk board paint (see alternate options in paragraph above)
  • chalk
  • twinkle lights – I used white and red
  • nails
  • hammer
  • painters tape
  • paint roller
  • tray
  • optional: to create a straight line for the painter’s tape use string/twine, a weight and a pencil

DO IT!:

  1. Optional: if you are painting only a patch of wall and need a straight tape line, use a piece of twine tied to a weight (I used a roll of tape) and let it dangle from the ceiling to the ground showing you a straight line. Line the line of the twine with a pencil and tape along the straight pencil line.
  2. Tape off the area you want to paint with painter’s tape
  3. Paint your wall with chalkboard paint using your tray and paint roller
  4. Let dry for a few hours, then add another coat
  5. Let dry for 2 days before you draw with chalk!
  6. Draw your own christmas tree, fire place, menorah, or whatever festive things you want!
  7. Hammer in small nails where you want to hang the lights and stretch the lights across the tree like you would lacing shoe laces. I used a bundle of battery powered LED lights to create a burst on the top of the tree.
  8. Hang any practical items on your wall like glitter leaves, mistletoe, stockings, etc!

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Pot-pourri da Karen

Awesome. Very inspiring!