Life Love Larson: Chalkboard Tree with Pom Garland


Monday, December 8, 2014

Chalkboard Tree with Pom Garland

Happy Monday friends! It's my 35th birthday today and it's supposed to be in the 50's here in KC - best present ever for a girl who dislikes winter as much as I do! No big plans except for a take out sushi date at home with hubby later tonight. My number says 35, but I think I will always, in my head, feel 25, and I guess that's a good thing! :)

Now, onto a quick Christmas post. I wanted to do something a little different on our chalkboard wall this year. I made this DIY pom garland a few years ago and thought it would make the perfect Christmas Tree garland. A little chalk, some black electrical tape, and some fake presents, and we have another tree in our home this year!

This chalkboard wall separates the mudroom from the kitchen, and is directly connected to the pantry (on the right). It's hard to photograph, so I did the best I could!

The mudroom holds the dry erase board that I update every week with our calendar of events. It holds several hooks for backpacks and coats, and it holds the kid's artwork and projects that come home on our DIY Kid's Art Display. Basically, it is a kid friendly space and adding this whimsical little tree fits in perfectly. I made some fake presents to put under the tree too!

I like the pop of color and the added whimsy it brings. The kids love it as you can imagine! Inspiration for the actual look of the tree came from here!

I will be posting a full Christmas home tour on Thursday, so come back for that! xo


  1. First I want to say Happy Birthday!! :) Second I love this chalkboard tree, pom garland and fake presents! Seriously too cute! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Party! Pinning this to our group board on Pinterest.

  2. Super cute! I love the pom pom trim! And HAPPY happy happy birthday!!!!! :)

  3. So incredibly cute!!! XO, Aimee

  4. So beautiful and sophisticated! I really want a chalkboard wall now!
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you Karen! I will never tire of chalkboards! They are so versatile and I love the touch of black it gives a space! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a cute idea! Love the little pom poms on it as well. Pinning. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  6. This is sooo cute! Love it! Thanks for linking up at Sundays at Home!

  7. I'm totally in love with this! So cute. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. Very cute! And SO creative!!
    Thanks for linking up with us at The Makers last week, hope to see you there again today chica! ;)

  9. Adorable!!! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee -

  10. This turned out so cute! I love the garland and the presents at the bottom! Thanks for linking up last week at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Link party is now live!! Hop on over and show off your goodies with us :)
    Have a great week
    Jess @liverandomlysimple

  11. This is adorable. Wish I had thought of it! Thank you for sharing at the Handmade Hangout, I am featuring at Redouxinteriors this afternoon :)