How To Update Old Christmas Decor: A DIY Tutorial

Learn how I updated and old wreath and small tree using chalk type paint in just a few minutes! #diy #chalkpaint #christmasdecor #updatedecor

Update Old Christmas Decor

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As I pulled out some Christmas decorations last week, I noticed that my wreath didn’t look so great on my new navy blue door this year. That same door was light grey last year when we decorated, so the dark greenery stood out on the light background. A navy blue door with a dark green wreath just wouldn’t cut it. I needed something lighter, but I didn’t want to buy a new wreath. I needed to figure out how to update old Christmas decor with supplies I already had. I turned to my trusty friend, paint 🙂


You can watch as I used a chalky type paint to quickly update this dark wreath. It went so well that I moved on to a small tree and pot in my studio!

This is soooo easy to do and can work on trees, garland, wreaths, and more! Here are a few more photos. I love how it turned out!

How to update an old wreath with chalky paint! #diy #wreath #christmasdecor

How to update your old Christmas decor with chalky paint!

Here’s the little tree after I finished.

Learn to update your old Christmas decor with chalky paint!

And here’s a little video of how I painted the pot that the tree is in. Moving the brush against the crevices of the pot kept those recessed areas black and just lightened up the copper color.



This was so easy to do and will work for any budget, so grab a bottle of chalky paint and a brush and update your old Christmas decor! Or! go by your local thrift store and grab some shabby pieces that need a little extra love. I’d love to see photos when you give it a try!

Update Your Old Christmas Decor

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