I’ve decorated our bay window for Christmas with chalk pens. It was so quick and easy to do, and I’m pleased with how it turned out. Here is my guide to using chalk pens to decorate your windows for Christmas.
What You Need to Decorate Your Windows for Christmas with Chalk Pens
All you need to buy is one or more chalk pens. I did a bit of research before I started, and these Uni Posca Chalk Pens have great reviews. They come in a variety of different nib widths and styles, and I bought a pack of three Posca White Paint Markers with 2.5mm nibs for around £5, and you can find them through this affiliate link. I also got a chisel tip white chalk pen for around £4 through this affiliate link, but it would have worked fine with just the narrower ones.
How to Decorate Your Windows with Chalk Pens
Clean your windows before you begin, and make sure they are dry. Prime your pen by shaking it up, and pressing the nib down onto a piece of paper until you can see the ink flowing through. Then simply draw your chosen design onto your windows. I started with a few snowflakes and stars. It takes a bit of practice to get used to drawing on a vertical surface, especially as it’s slippery! But don’t worry if it goes wrong, just wipe it off and start again. Once the chalk pen is dry, it stays on really well, but is easy to remove with a damp cloth.
Choose a Festive Design
After a few snowflakes, I soon got a bit more ambitious. I drew a small forest along the bay window where our Christmas tree sits. It looks nice from the outside, even if the tree covers most of it from the inside. This is how my chalk pen window decorations look from the outside.
The chalk pen decorations look great now the Christmas tree is up too, as the lights reflect, making it look a bit magical.
How to Decorate Your Windows with Chalk Pens Using a Template
Don’t worry if you’re not confident drawing free-hand. Just find some nice images online, and print them off. Tape them on the outside of your windows, facing inwards, and trace over the design. I’d definitely recommend that option if you want to add words to your window design, to be read from the outside of your house. It would make it much easier to write backwards!
Using Chalk Pens to Decorate a Window is Child’s Play
It’s really good fun, and I let Ava and Thea loose on our kitchen door, which they loved.
It soon descended into chaos, and they started writing naughty messages. This from Thea says “My sister is annoying and my sister’s name is Ava and she is annoying.”
It’s great to let the kids unleash their creativity, isn’t it? Ha ha. If you want to see more creative kids activities, you’ll love Ava’s creative kids party!
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