Christmas Decorating Ideas: Welcome Guests with Holiday Chalkboard Messages

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- boutique la bohème

What’s the best way to effortlessly convey the holiday mood in your home? A chalkboard, of course! It’s one the cleverest Christmas decorating ideas we’ve seen lately. In our Holiday Style Challenge series, bloggers grabbed the chalk to express their holiday merriment! Whether you depict a faux tree, a dangling mistletoe, or a simple message of joy, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Above, Angela, of boutique la bohème, compliments her neutral mantle decorations with a Season’s Greetings chalkboard.


Christmas Decorating Ideas: Chalkboard-inspired print by Lianne Tokey

Who needs the real stuff when you can smooch your sweetie under a chalkboard mistletoe! Draw a fancy mistletoe on a gold framed chalkboard, as we see in the blue and gold living room of Carrie, the creative mind behind Dream Green DIY. (It was inspired by a print by by Lianne Tokey, available online at Goods That Give Back. What a clever idea!)

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- Monica Wants It


Don’t you love the way Monica, of Monica Wants It, used sharp lettering and ornament accents on her fancy framed chalkboard!



Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- 4Men 1 Lady


Try hanging a giant DIY chalkboard just outside your front door like Michelle, of 4Men 1 Lady, did in our Holiday Style Challenge. This is a great way to welcome guests, especially if you have a covered front stoop!




Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- Lakeitha Duncan


If you have some extra space on your front porch, take a hint from Lakeitha Duncan, and set up a cozy seating area to watch the neighborhood snowball fight. Don’t forget the festive chalkboard!



Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- House of Earnest


If you’ve volunteered to host a party or a family get-together this year, designate the drink station with a fabulous ribbon chalkboard like Erin, of House of Earnest, did here.




Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- A Storied Style

Grace, of A Storied Style, included these  black planters and evergreens in her family room decorations. Customized with chalk pen, you can decorate the planters any way you like!


Christmas Decorating Ideas: Holiday Chalkboard Messages -- Beneath my Heart

Traci, of Beneath my Heart, cozied up her Christmas tree reading nook with a modern chalkboard look in a neat, traditional shape.

What about you? Do you like the chalkboard look? Will you incorporate a chalkboard message into your holiday decor this year?

We have plenty more Christmas decorating ideas from some fabulously creative designers in our Holiday Style Challenge series. And for more Christmas decorating ideas, follow our Holiday Crafts, Ideas, and Inspiration board on Pinterest.

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  1. Mary says:

    Chalkboard planters! What a fantastic idea. Probably the only one I could pull off with my chicken-scratch handwriting.

  2. Melanie says:

    I love chalkboard designs – I can’t do them myself, but some people make them look so easy. I love the christmas tree in that last photo!