Let’s use a fun Chalk Couture Transfer for the holidays. My Christmas Greeting Crafting Ideas are budget friendly and super easy!
Oh boy! I have some super fun “Christmas Greeting” crafting ideas for you today. These ideas would make great gifts that are both unique and budget friendly. Let me show you how I used Chalk Couture to make them.
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Supplies you’ll need for my Christmas Greeting Crafting Ideas:
- Chalk Couture Christmas Greeting Transfer
- Block Set Surface from Chalk Couture
- Black Velvet Chalkology Paste
- Candy Apple Chalkology Paste
- Shimmer Spruce Chalkology Paste
- Transfer Trimmers
- Fuzzing Cloth
- Small Squeegee
I began this project by using a piece of sand paper to distress the Block Set wood surfaces. This is not a step you have to do unless you’d like a bit of a distressed look like I did.
Once you’re finished distressing, be sure to wipe all excess dust off of your surface.
Then, cut the three transfers so you can use each one individually. You can see how they were made to perfectly fit this surface set below.
Now it’s time to chalk! If you’ve never used Chalk Couture before, let me give you a quick tutorial.
STEP 1: Place your transfer onto the surface you will be using. If you are using a new transfer, be sure to “fuzz” it before you place it on the surface. You can “fuzz” a transfer by placing the sticky side down onto a clean cloth & then removing it. Do this several times until some of the stickiness is gone. Chalk Couture makes a Fuzzing Cloth just for this purpose, by any clean cloth will work.
STEP 2: Load your squeegee with Chalkology Paste and apply a thin even layer of the paste to the portion of the transfer that you want to be that color. When you are adding the paste, you’ll want to work quickly, wiping an excess paste away from the surface as you go. Be sure to add the excess paste back to the jar for later use.
STEP 3: Once you are finished applying your first paste color to the transfer, continue by adding your next color or colors. It’s a good idea to peel the portion of the transfer that has already been chalked away from the surface. You don’t want the paste to dry before you’ve removed the transfer.
STEP 4: Remove the transfer from your surface and set aside for cleaning.
You can see I was able to create this entire set of block signs in no time using only three paste colors!
Now, let’s do something really fun!
The great thing about Chalk Couture is it makes adding details to ANY surface super fast and easy. And since Chalk Couture Transfers are reusable – it’s also budget friendly!
I decided to dress up a set of three Christmas buckets using the same transfer and the white paste I used above.
To add the transfer to these buckets, I used the same steps outlined above.
Simply place the transfer, add the paste and remove the transfer before the paste dries.
You could use this technique on almost any surface you can think of. What a great gift idea!
All finished! Don’t these look great lined up on a shelf.
Pro Tip: Water and a baby wipe are the perfect way to clean Chalk Couture Transfers. I simply place my transfers in the sink, run warm water over the surface and use a baby wipe to remove excess paste. Once the transfers are dry, you can use them for your next project.
Adding florals and other accents to the buckets will give them that extra touch needed to finish off the look!
This large Christmas Bell is adorable in the bucket! You can get this bell in White, Red or Black HERE in The Rustic Orchard Home Marketplace.
You can also find the Display Risers, Brooke Corbel and Eucalyptus Berry Wreath in the Marketplace here on my site!!
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