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Chalkboard Tree Calendar

For this kids Advent calendar, a tree is painted on a wooden board using chalkboard varnish, and then decorated with school chalk. Powerbond tape is used to fix the shelves holding 24 small parcels.

Level of difficulty Original & quick
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We need:

Plywood panel (birch): 160 x 100 x 0.8 cm angle trims (pine): 240 x 4.5 x 3 cm (cut to size 12, 24, 36, 44 and 67 cm in the DIY store) tree template chalkboard varnish brush paint roller foot rule pencil ruler scissors saw tesa® Powerbond Ultra Strong 5 m x 19 mm tesa® Masking Tape Perfect 50 m x 30 mm

How we do it:

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Collect all items and let's start!

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Transfer the outlines of the tree to the board using a pencil, place the wooden trims as indicated on the template and mark them with a pencil.

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Transfer the lateral diagonal lines of the tree to the external edges of the angle trims and saw them off obliquely. The trims are glued to the board along the 3-cm sides.

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Apply tesa Powerbond® Ultra Strong on the previously cleaned, 3-cm sides of the trims and cut to fit. Press the tape firmly on the trim for 5 seconds; then peel off the protective film.

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Press the trims firmly for 5 seconds on the marked areas of the previously cleaned board.

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Mask the outer borders of the tree, using tesa® Masking Tape Perfect. At the corners, cut the masking tape at an angle so that it fits seamlessly and cleanly.

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Paint the tree with the chalkboard paint.

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Allow the paint to dry and remove the masking tape. Now decorate the tree with your Christmas ideas.

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