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Decorate Your Windows for Christmas with Chalk Pens

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Christmas is coming and it’s the perfect time to plan your festive decor. Have you thought about decorating your window for Christmas with chalk pens? It’s so quick and easy to do, and you can even get the kids involved (if you’re not a control freak like me… It gives a practically instant magical look, and lasts until you want to wipe it off. Here is my guide to using chalk pens to easily decorate your windows for Christmas.Window decorated for Christmas with chalk markers

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, 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. Use Uni Posca Chalk Pens to decorate your windows for Christmas

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. Chalk pen snowflake on a windowIt 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. Decorate your windows with chalk pens for Christmas

Bay window decorated for Christmas with chalk pens

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 for Christmas with chalk pens

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.Kids decorating a window with chalk pens

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.”Kids chalk pen drawings

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!

I hope you’ve found my guide to decorating your windows with chalk pens, why not Pin it for later? 

Tutorial: How to Decorate your Windows for Christmas with Chalk Pens. It's the quickest and easiest way to make windows look festive in a flash!


  1. Fiona Mostyn

    12th December 2019 at 11:47 am

    Such a great idea – the trees you drew are brilliant!

    1. Becky Pink

      12th December 2019 at 11:56 am

      Ah thank you so much, it’s really fun to do xx

  2. Stacey Sheppard

    30th December 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I so wish I had done this this year. I was looking everywhere for some nice window stickers but couldn’t find any I liked. Never occurred to me to simply buy pens and do our own drawings. Next year I’ll definitely do this. The girls would love it.

    1. Becky Pink

      3rd January 2019 at 10:39 am

      Ah thanks Stacey, hopefully you can do it next year instead xx

  3. Lin Warwick

    20th December 2018 at 11:34 am

    They look beautiful Becky – what a great idea and fun to do. Have a great Christmas!

    1. Becky Pink

      20th December 2018 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Lins, I loved doing it! I hope you have a fab Christmas too xx

  4. decoralist

    19th December 2018 at 5:08 pm

    I love these and haven’t used them in YEARS! This is such a blast from the past so thank you for inspiring some nostalgia this evening! Have a very Merry Christmas! X

    1. Becky Pink

      19th December 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Ah glad you like it, it was such fun, I’ll be doing it every year! Happy Christmas to you too xx

  5. Mary Middleton | hello peagreen

    19th December 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I absolutely love Posca pens, we take them on holiday with us. Not to draw on windows obviously. Although your windows are outstanding – I love the shape of the trees you drew. We use them to have an art session on our sun beds collecting shells and stones. We then put most ofthem back on the beach and the odd one or two come home with us. They’ve kept me and my 6yo old happy for hours.

    Mary x

    1. Becky Pink

      19th December 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Ah that’s such a great idea Mary, we have some of the colours ones too, I think I’ll take them away with us! Xx

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