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Time:1h00
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Pretty Easy
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Decorating

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Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
2007
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Rewritable bunting for every occasion!

I've been obsessed with chalkboard paint recently and when I was trying to come up with a fun decoration for our bookcase, the idea of chalkboard bunting came to mind! It's awesome because I can change the message from Happy Birthday to Merry Christmas, depending on the season or our mood.



Instructions

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by cutting triangles out of thin wood. We used some scrap shipping wood that came as packaging with a piece of furniture. You 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.

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint your triangles with a coat of chalkboard paint and leave to dry.

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint with a second coat of paint and leave to dry again.

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 4
    Step 4

    Punch a hole at either side of the top of the triangle. My wood was thin enough to use a hole punch.

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 5
    Step 5

    Loop some string through the hole.

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 6
    Step 6

    Secure at the back with a knot and then string through the second hole, securing with another knot.

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 7
    Step 7

    Leave a small length of string between each triangle and continue threading them all on to the string.

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 8
    Step 8

    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!

  • How to make bunting. Chalkboard Bunting - Step 9
    Step 9

    Hang up and admire your handy work!

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Comments

Maya Kuzman
Maya Kuzman · 17 projects

Love the tutorial Cat!
Thank you for sharing!

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 940 projects

So glad you like it and no problem! x

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Jennifer
Jennifer · 11 projects

DO u really have a library like that? :O

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 940 projects

Yeah, that's my book collection. I actually have a second bookcase now for my cookbooks too Happy

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects

I've never heard of the chalkboard paint but yay! New stuffs to buy!!!

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 940 projects

It's very very handy stuff. I keep making projects with it!

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