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Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

Last Christmas I saw Jonathon Marc MendesAnnie Sloan chalk painted Christmas baubles shared on social media and I thought wow! I love the fact that you can paint anything with chalk paint and had to have a go so after Christmas I asked around if anyone was throwing out baubles and got 2 packs. I’ve been wondering what to do with them and on a warm June evening it hit me: fruit!

before

So armed with Emperor’s silk, Emile and Scandinavian pink I set to transforming them from Christmas baubles to fruit.

Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

No prep, I just painted them with 2 coats waiting for it to dry in between. To be honest the only tricky bit was how to hold and paint them but then I made little cardboard handles for them.

Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

I spray painted the tops of the baubles green with spray paint.

Paint baubles Painted baubles

My daughter thought that the red ones looked like pomegranates (I was going for apples). So I used a packet of red sugru to transform 4 into pomegranates.

Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

I then gave them all a coat of clear wax to seal them before adding the green tops on.

Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

I glue gunned simple felt leaves onto the apples and peaches. For the bunch of grapes, I googled a vine leaf and cut one out of felt. I then cut 3 lengths of green gardening wire. I glue gunned one length of wire to the left and pinched it at the end to fold over. I then twisted the other 2 lengths round a pen. I used one as the centre of the bunch, threading all the purple mini baubles onto it and hooking it over at the end to hold them on. I used the other as a vine tentacle (no idea of what you call that bit of the vine!).

Make a vine leaf

Et voilà! A chalk paint fruit collection.

Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

Pomegranates and apples in Emperor’s silk, peaches in Scandinavian pink and grapes in Emile.

Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

The curve of the vine leaf is beautiful but then as a Georgia peach, I love the peaches.. and the pomegranates. Ahh it’s too hard to pick a favourite. What’s yours?

Annie Sloan challk paint painted Christmas baubles

Happy making!

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