Shabby Chalk Paint Ornaments

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Chalk Paint Ornaments

I got out the decorations and finished putting them up, it was tough since I needed a vacation from Thanksgiving. Ha! I’m exhausted already and it’s not even December!

I am always trying to change up the decorations yearly for the holidays and this super simple project was just the thing to change the decor without having to go out and buy anything. I took old plastic ornaments I no longer used  and mixed up some chalk paint and got to work. Here’s how I did it~

Shabby Chalk Paint Ornaments


  • Chalk Paint {Recipe below}
  • Plastic Ornaments
  • Sponge applicator
  • 220 sandpaper


make chalk paint ornaments

Use plastic ornaments with grooves and rough areas to shabby up. Pull the silver end with the loop for a hook off.

Mix up some Chalk Paint (see recipe below, omit the wax paste part). Paint your ornaments using a sponge applicator and let them dry. Take the sandpaper and gently rub off the paint so you don’t damage the paint underneath already on the ornament.

I find if you rub off the chalk paint when the paint is almost dry it sands easier. If you mess up just touch up the paint let dry and sand again. And that’s it~ they came out too cute! What a great way to reuse something you would of just tossed away! This would make a an easy kids craft too!

DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

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  1. 12.17.12
    amy said:

    Wowiee! What a difference a little chalk paint makes! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 12.16.12
    kathythechickenchick said:

    Hi Kim! Thanks for the great tutorial, I will be featuring you on this week’s blog hop so please feel free to grab my Featured button if you’d like!

    Have a great week!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. 12.15.12

    perfectly shabby for sure!!

  4. 12.14.12

    clever clever gal..xo

  5. 12.12.12
    cassie said:

    these are so fun- i love the bright shiny colors peeking through.

  6. 12.12.12

    Brilliant! I use the same recipe for faux chalk paint. I need to start slapping it on more things!

  7. 12.6.12
    Angie said:

    Love the chalk paint ornaments! We just love creative ways to use chalk paint and distress something unique. Good work

  8. 12.5.12

    You are rocking the Christmas Ideas!

  9. 12.5.12

    coming from DIY dreamer where you were featured, I love your shabby ornaments DIY;
    Xoxo from PARIS

  10. 12.4.12
    Kelly said:

    This is featured at Smart! School {House} for Whimsy Wednesday this week! Congrats and we LOVE that you party with us:) This week’s party (and your feature) will be starting soon. See you there!

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  11. 12.4.12
    Christine said:

    CONGRATS!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!! Come on over and grab your featured button.. you deserve it!!

  12. 12.4.12
    Jessica said:

    I love it all, but I especially adore that bell! So shabby chic! Thanks for sharing this on Sweet Saturday ;)

  13. 12.3.12

    Your ornaments look great! Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to see what you share this week.

  14. 12.3.12
    homastyle said:

    Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now.
    I would love it if you linked up your shabby ornaments. {love your colors!}
    The link is

  15. 12.2.12

    Love the ornaments! I need to try this!

  16. 12.2.12
    Ann K said:

    I love the transformation of your ornaments!!! Thanks so much for the recipe. I work for a toy company so I may not get this done before Christmas, but I may use this for some other projects!! Great idea!

  17. 12.2.12

    I had no idea you could paint over ornaments like this. Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing this one on Sweet Saturday as well :)

  18. 12.2.12
    Marie said:

    I love this idea especially since I have some old ornaments that I don’t use. Yours turned out great. Thanks for the idea.

  19. 12.1.12
    Susie @Bowdabra said:

    Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your cool ornaments in our Crafty Showcase this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  20. 11.30.12

    simply beautiful!! love the aged look!

  21. 11.30.12
    Marcie said:

    Love these ornaments, beautiful! Thanks for sharing on “I Gotta Try That”

  22. 11.30.12
    Virginia said:

    The ornaments turned out great! I love how they now look old!!! Have a great weekend.

  23. 11.29.12
    Michele said:

    Kim. I love this chalk paint ornament tutorial!!!!!!!!

  24. 11.29.12
    Katherines Corner said:

    Kim I think I am one of your biggest fans…Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo