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.
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.
Paint your triangles with a coat of chalkboard paint and leave to dry.
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!
Hang up and admire your handy work!