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Keep It Simply StressLess This Christmas

Simple Holiday Art

Keep It Simply StressLess
Creative Solutions for the Holidays

I have to admit that low-key holiday decorating has become a holiday tradition around these parts.  I want to dive into all the fabulous DIY’s I see on Pinterest and fill my  home with a magic Christmas forrest that would even make Hobby Lobby jealous.  But alas, as much as I might love to be Winter Wonderland Woman, I have found my super powers during the holidays are best served with a KISS….Keep It Simply StressLess.

Winter Wonderland Woman

This year, I wasn’t sure what we were going to do.  I thought we might end up hanging a few stockings on Christmas Eve.  But this weekend, one of the items on our home’s wish list popped up at a church rummage sale….a chalkboard.  $5…..I think it came out of a church Sunday school room.

I snatched it up, cleaned it up a bit and went to town playing with it.

Creativity is contagious.

Eric and I looked around for inspirational images online.  That is when we discovered this lovely Scandanavian Chalk Tree by Hazel with A Legg Up.

b99c708c439638112f21566334927a3bShared with permission…. A Legg Up

It seems Hazel’s tree came out of a desire to keep her holidays simple.  It has spurred a tradition of chalk trees for her and her family and inspired other families to chalk-it-up themselves.  And like us…her tree was inspired by another artist.

Simple Chalkboard Christmas Tree

We used her images as a jumping off place for our own.  We added some boarder work and lots of doodles.  We included a few of our favorite symbols and creatures, working to make it more of our own creation.

We can’t stop looking at it.

Chalk Christmas TreeOur salvaged chalkboard fits perfectly on the mantel and will most likely become a seasonal work of art in our home.

What are your tips for a simplified holiday?

I would love to hear how you are plan to Keep It Simply StressLess this holiday season.  Think outside the box.  That’s where all the best thinking happens…and where the Creativity Tribe tends to do its best work!

More about A Legg Up:

A Legg Up features calligraphic art work and scrumptiously beautiful cakes.

You can also find Hazel on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.



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Rachel Payne life creativity coach


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