8 Holiday Ideas for Your Chalkboard

Peace on Earth on a chalkboard with a wreath

If you have a chalkboard in your home, it can be a challenge to come up with what to draw on it. We share your pain! That’s why we rounded up 8 ideas for what to draw on your chalkboard during the holiday season.

1. Peace on Earth

Above, we used a wreath and chalk to create a festive message that’s unexpected and fun!

Snowflakes drawn on a chalkboard in a kids bedroom

2. Let it Snow

We drew snowflakes on the wall of this kids’ bedroom — perfect if you live somewhere that never has a white Christmas!

Naughty or nice list on a chalkboard wall

3. Naughty or Nice List

Just like in Santa’s workshop, why not keeping a running tab on who’s been naughty and who’s been nice?

Advent calendar made from a chalkboard and Christmas ornaments

4. Easy Advent Calendar

Advent Calendars are a classic holiday tradition and a great way to get the excitement going in a house full of kids. We created a super easy one with chalk, red string, and simple holiday ornaments.

Creative drawings on a chalkboard for the holidays

5. Festive Drawings

Do you have an artist in the family or a super creative best friend? Have them draw a little doodle that reflects this celebratory season. Here, we drew a wine and champagne glass with little swirls. Fun and so easy!

Beverage ideas for your bar

6. Cocktail Ideas on Your Bar

Hosting a holiday party this year? We suggest using a chalkboard at your bar to remind guests what beverages you’ll be serving.

Draw a frame around a canvas with chalk

7. Frame a Masterpiece

Maybe you don’t have a masterpiece your want to emphasize, but why not frame your kids’ drawings? Simply tack them up there and draw a chalk frame around them to give them the special attention they deserve!

Holiday menu drawn on a chalkboard

8. Christmas Morning Menu

A simple list of what you’ll be serving (whether it’s Christmas morning or just your average Tuesday) is a simple way to decorate your chalkboard.

Alright, what’ll you be drawing on yours? Share your ideas below in the comments!

Find tons of holiday inspiration here, and shop Ballard Designs Holiday decor.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    December 2, 2015

    Do you have a link to the white secretary?