Saturday, 13 April 2013

Let's Get Crafty - DIY Chalkboard Bunting with Cut Out + Keep

It seems these days that no party is complete without a photobooth or a bit of bunting, but if like us you're a bit over the chintzy, floral kind, why not pack a punch with chalkboard bunting? I can just imagine this being used in a wedding reception's photobooth saying 'just married' for the happy couple!

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You will need

Thin Wood
Chalkboard paint
A paintbrush
Hole punch

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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.

Step 2
Paint your triangles with a coat of chalkboard paint and leave to dry.

Step 3
Paint with a second coat of paint and leave to dry again.

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Step 4
Punch a hole at either side of the top of the triangle. My wood was thin enough to use a hole punch.

Step 5

Loop some string through the hole.

Step 6
Secure at the back with a knot and then string through the second hole, securing with another knot.

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Step 7
Leave a small length of string between each triangle and continue threading them all on to the string.

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!

And you’re done! Hang up and admire your handy work!

This tutorial is brought to you by our friends at Cut Out + Keep, who are kind of a big deal in the crafting world - so much so that Google just made them the stars of their latest ad! With over 60,000 crafting ideas and counting, from how to fishtail braid your hair to sweet treats like Giant Peanut Butter Cups I could certainly think of worse ways to spend my weekend.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Such a cool idea, going to have to keep this in mind for next time I'm redecorating! xx


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