When I first saw the inspiration for these Christmas House Ornaments it was June. In Texas. It was a long way from Christmas but the image and idea stayed with me.
This tree was set up at a conference that I attended last summer. It was the annual Chalk Couture conference. All of the upcoming Fall and Winter Chalk Couture transfers were being introduced and these pretty ornaments grabbed my attention.
Chalk Couture does not sell the wooden blanks for these houses (I found them on Etsy here). The house designs are part of the Winter Wonderland transfer. To use the entire design on a surface like a chalkboard, it would look like this:
And to use that transfers with Inks instead of Chalkology Pastes, it would look like this:
I am just as nuts over this pillow as I am the wooden ornaments to make sure to check out my Facebook page for a live demo of making this pillow!
But this post is about the Christmas House Ornaments so let’s get to it!
The first thing I did was to paint my wooden houses with acrylic craft paint and let them dry.
I used two coats of paint and sanded lightly between coats. I then applied a light layer of wax to the dry pieces.
Then following the instructions here, I used the Winter Wonderland transfer and Chalkology chalk pastes and chalked each wooden house using different colors for each set. It was hard to pick a favorite.
I really like them all!
Chalk Couture does have a set of six wooden vintage style ornaments that coordinate with the Classic Ornaments transfer.
What types of ornaments are your favorites?
Mother of 3 says
I can see why it was hard to pick a favorite! Pinned.
Michelle James says
These are just beautiful! I’m pretty obsessed with the pillow!!
These are really cute and would make lovely gift tags too – two presents in one! Swooning over your adorable pillow too. Pinned 🙂
Roseann Hampton says
Your houses turned out so pretty! I’m going to have to check out your video on your pillow!
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
I love the houses! I have always loved villages at Christmas, so this fits right in with that. I have wanted to try Chalk Couture, and now I may have to get with it!
I love these! How perfect that you found cutouts that perfectly match the stencils. Pinned.
Pamela Smith says
These are so cute! It’s like a little village for your tree!
Kyra Rodriguez says
Wow! Your Christmas tree is so cute! I love it!
How cute! I love the little wreaths and bows. The pillow is just too cute!
Michele Michael says
Love a good painted piece. As a group on the tree they will look like a beautiful silent night theme….too me. Pinning to my ornament board.
Cute ornaments. Chalk couture and vintage prints would certainly style up my old Christmas tree!
Those are pretty. I need to step up my Chalk Couture game.
How perfect that you found cutouts that perfectly match the stencils. I found it from you for my home decorating. Chalk couture and also vintage prints will certainly style up my old Christmas tree next Christmas. I have always loved villages at Christmas, so this fits right in with that. there are great ornaments for decorating ideas.
Can pillsbury ready made pie crust be used instead? I’m not good at rolling out anything. Thought maybe to spread thin layer of cream cheese over dough for missing cream cheese in regular dough recipe?
I love homes! I’ve always loved the countryside at Christmas, so it fits in well. These are really cute and will also make beautiful gift tags – two gifts in one! They are also clinging to their beloved pillow. Love a well-painted piece. As a group on the tree, they will look like a pretty quiet night theme.
Foam insulation says
Awesome article, thanks for sharing.
Your home is beautiful! This is my daughter’s first Christmas and I want to make it so special for her. Grandin Road has gorgeous holiday decor and these ornaments would be perfect for our tree!