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Cut Out + Keep's founder, Cat Morley, and her super techy fiancé, Tom Waddington, are nice enough to share their Chalkboard Bunting tutorial today with us. I love how reusable this is. Take it away, Cat.
Rewritable bunting for every occasion!
I've been obsessed with chalkboard paint recently and when trying to come up
with a fun decoration for our bookcase, the idea of chalkboard bunting came to
mind! It's perfect because I can change the message from Happy Birthday to
Merry Christmas, depending on the season or our mood.
- Thin Wood
- Chalkboard Paint
- Hole Punch
Start by cutting triangles out of thin wood. We used some scrap
shipping wood that came as packaging with a piece of furniture.Y
ou can buy wood triangles in craft shops, if you struggle to find a
piece that works well. You'll need about 12 triangles to be able to
write a nice long message.
Paint your triangles with a coat of chalkboard paint and leave to
Paint with a second coat of paint and leave to dry again.
Punch a hole at either side of the top of the triangle. My wood was thin enough to
use a hole punch.
Loop some string through the hole.
Secure at the back with a knot and then string through the second hole, securing
with another knot.
Leave a small length of string between each triangle and continue threading
them all on to the string.
Now the fun part. Write on your bunting with chalk. I used a ruler to give mine a
neat outline, but you can decorate yours however you like!
And you’re done!
Hang up and admire your handy work!
Great idea huh? I love that the triangles are really durable so you could use them again and again without rebuying or remaking anything... and they will always look great. I will be making a set very soon, hope you will too! Thanks again to Cat from Cut Out + Keep for sending this over! She's super nice... go poke around!