Christmas is just around the corner and we are officially in full-swing Christmas mode! Can’t you just feel the excitement and uplifting of spirits?
If you are anything like me, you are just slightly behind on your decorating, not to mention card sending. Today we have decided to sit down and talk with one of our amazing in house artists about how she is decorating her house for Christmas. She shared with us her secret to beautiful decor… she does it herself! We asked Victoria to share with us three ideas to help inspire you and the results turned out amazing!
She created three beautiful signs that could be placed in a bedroom, the living room, or even the kitchen to jazz it up for the Holidays.
For the first signs she kept things simple by using only a white chalk marker to write the lyrics to one of her favorite Christmas songs. She began with an outline of the words and them filled them in for a thicker font.
For the second sign, she added color to the picture using the chalk markers and created a cute “fa la la” sign. Once again she outlined the letters and then filled them in. Then, she adorned the sign with Christmas lights and ornaments.
For the final sign she used a traditional Christmas saying and wrote it on the board in a triangular shape. She began by writing the entire phrase in white. Then she added green branches between the words to make it appear as a Christmas tree. She finished up this design by adding a red drop-shadow to the lettering.
Overall these three signs came out beautiful and would be simple to re-create on your own. All you would need is a chalkboard and a few chalk markers and you could have your very own, personalized home decor. Other ideas could include a Christmas countdown or various lyrics to your favorite Christmas songs.
Are you going to try your hand at chalk art? If so, what saying will you try?!
** A note about Victoria: In this post we featured the art of Victoria; however, we also want to share a little bit of information about her. She is an art student at Georgia Southern University where she focuses on paper as a medium, especially book binding. She is also a barista at our cafe, Market District Cafe, where she has found her passion for chalk art by updating our specials board every week. She does take commissions on projects so if you are looking to have something made especially for you shoot her an email!