This post contains affiliate links & photos. See our full disclosure here.

In this post: Crafting is one of those things you can do to slow down & enjoy Christmas. Crafts need not be complicated, like these Chalkboard Christmas Ball Ornaments.

Christmas time is my favorite time of year. I love the twinkle lights and magic of it all. I adore the fact that the songs being played everywhere are about the birth of Jesus. But it can be easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of the season, too busy to slow down and enjoy all the joy that Christmas brings with it. Crafting is one of those slower-paced, deliberate things you can do to slow down. You can craft on your own, with friends or with your kids. But the crafts need not be complicated. They can be simple, like these easy Chalkboard Christmas Ball Ornaments

Chalkboard Christmas Ball Ornaments

Chalkboard Christmas Ball Ornaments

Making these chalkboard Christmas ball ornaments only takes a few minutes each and then they’re ready to hang and enjoy. 

And you only need 2-3 things to make these easy personalized ornaments.



To make Chalkboard Christmas Ball Ornaments, simply write one name on each matte black Christmas ball ornament with a white permanent marker. If you can’t find already black ornaments, paint your own with chalkboard paint before adding names with chalkboard markers!

Your handwriting can be as fancy or as plain as you like. You can add little stars or dots to mimic snow. Or little swirls and curlicues to make your ornaments fancier. 

Seriously, this is one of the most simple, personalized Christmas ornaments you can make. Plus, they can add drama and help ground your Christmas tree decor because they’re black! We’ve used ours for a few years already with both a traditional red and green Christmas scheme and also a more neutral cream and black color scheme too!

Chalkboard Christmas Ball Ornaments

More Christmas Ornaments

Of course, if you liked these, or need a different idea, here are a few more of our DIY make your own Christmas ornaments:

What are some of your favorite holiday crafts and personalized ornament ideas? Have you hand-lettered any Christmas ornaments before?

shannon photo and sig oct 2022