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November 21, 2010

DIY Chalkboard Bunting & {{GIVEAWAY!!}} - CLOSED

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
You can see who won here.


I am SO excited to share today's project with you! Its something I've had in my head for a little while now but only recently had a chance to bring it to reality. And I'm LOVING it!!

DIY Chalkboard Bunting!

Let's do a little tute...

I started with some unbleached muslin remnants that I found at JoAnn's.

(Can I just say that right after Halloween is the BEST time to peruse the remnants section??)

I ironed my muslin, then measured an marked where I would be doing my cutting.

I cut 6" strips so that my bunting would be 6" long vertically.

Then I started cutting my triangles...

...And in no time I had a dozen pieces of bunting!

I got out my handy dandy acrylic chalkboard paint and set to work painting my bunting.

Ummmm, so you guys might already have known this so bear with me for a minute.

I naturally laid out my bunting on newspaper to do my painting.

DO NOT DO THIS!

Since the muslin is thin and obviously porous, the paint did go through it which resulted in the muslin sticking to the newspaper.

I peeled it all up and relaid it down on some freezer paper. Much better! 

I cured my chalkboard by rubbing chalk on it then wiping it off.

I trimmed the bunting by backing the edges with lace. I then covered the front edges with some thin cream ribbon.

There is a fabulous lace shop in a nearby town where you can purchase it by the yard for as little as $.25-.$50 per yard. So needless to say I have a large stockpile!

I decided to give my bunting a more eclectic look by using different pieces of lace for each piece of bunting.

I obviously did not want to adhere my bunting to any string because the beauty of the chalkboard bunting is that I can erase and rewrite any saying I want, adding and taking away pieces as needed! So I clipped the bunting to some twine with miniature clothespins (from Walmart). And to make the clothespins blend better, I inked them with some black distress ink.

(See my post about using your distress ink for staining wood!)

When I hung the bunting I ended up overlapping the pieces. But I'm loving how it looks!

Since I'm currently hanging it with a Thanksgiving saying, I clipped on some fall leaves for an extra embellishment.

I love it on my hutch!! It will definitely be a staple for ALL holidays and probably birthdays, too!

Did you notice my pumpkin vase? My real fall bouquet finally died, but I found these great silk flowers for 80% off at Hobby Lobby. LOVE!

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Ready for that GIVEAWAY??

This bunting was so fun to make that I ended up making a TON of them.

I'm going to give one away to one of you!

It is a set of 10, unembellished (I know the lace isn't for everyone), and includes a piece of chalk.

All you have to do to enter is:
 Leave a comment telling me what you would write out with your chalkboard bunting!

For an extra entry be a public blog follower of The Scrap Shoppe and leave a comment stating such.

The winner will be announced next Saturday (Nov. 27th).

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Not feeling lucky or don't want to wait? I'm selling these in my Etsy shop, too!



103 comments :

  1. O my goodness!! This is SUCH a cute idea, Michele! you are the chalkboard paint QUEEN!!! This is so perfect for Thanksgiving! I would love my own lil' bunting!! I think I might just write numbers or letters on a bunting for Little Man. Or a love note to the hubs to hang up when he returns to town. So many ideas!

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  2. Such a cute idea!!! I would love to win this! I think that we might use it for spellilng words. What a fun way to learn!

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  3. Holy WOW! I LOVE this idea, Michele! So very clever and I love how you used different lace on each one! :)

    If I won these, I'd start off my writing Be Merry! on them for Christmas, then who knows! :)

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  4. Cute idea Michele!!!

    I'm already a follower!

    I would start by writing "Let It Snow" and I'd draw a couple of snowmen, too..this way it would be perfect all through the holidays and Winter time! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

    Terry

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  5. This is such a great idea. I bought some chalkboard paint a long time ago and still have not had the guts to use it! I think that I would write "Merry Xmas!" Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. Oh oh oh I love this!!! How clever are you! It's changeable - I love that you can clip and unclip it to make different words. And the lace? Gorgeous!! Ok - if I win I'd put it up for Christmas and write Merry Merry. :) Or - knowing me, I'd write something different every week. Just because I could. haha.

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  7. I would have the hubby write "happy bday" since my birthday is next month. :O)

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  8. Love LOVE love!! I am a follower!! I read your blog constantly.. probably a little to much :/

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  9. This is awesome!! I would definitely be using these for my hubby's upcoming bday! If I don't win this is going on the must do list!

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  10. If I thought you would post to the UK I'd be over the moon! Haha. You do the draw on my birthday!

    What a wonderfully creative idea, I follow you studiously. I'll still say what I'd do with them anyway. I have to do a lot of long distance webcams with my family whom I miss very much. I'd have them set up behind me in my usual 'webcamming spot' and write different things to make them smile everytime we log on..."Say cheese!" and snap a shot with my instant webcam capture. Or "Candid Camera!"

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  11. Chalk paint is the greatest!!! I would definitely use these to decorate for Christmas. Maybe be merry??

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  12. This is so cute! I would start with Caroline's 1 for her birthday.

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  13. I am a follower as well.
    I would probably write FAMILY on mine.

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  14. Great idea (as usual) Michele! I would probably use it in the nursery, with either my son's name or something like "Sweet Baby" to start with.

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  15. These are AWESOME!!!!!!! LOVE!

    I think I would steal your idea and write give thanks on mine...just to remind myself more often...

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  16. These are absolutely adorable! I love them!!!

    If I won these, I would write "Thank You" on them and hang them from the gift table at our wedding. I would also probably have a picture of my new husband and I holding the banner for use on our thank you cards.

    I am also a public follower, this blog is awesome!

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  17. I just LOVE this idea. So clever! I would LOVE a little bunting banner kit. So cute!! I would write "O Holy Night" for Christmas then maybe later moving on to Family or something. Maybe start teaching my 1.5 year old her letters. I just became a follower too and can't wait to see more ideas. Thanks!

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  18. I think I would write LET IT SNOW. I hope I win!

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  19. I would write different things, depending on the event! Right now I'd probably hang it in my front picture window saying 'Welcome'

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  20. I adore this and the lace...so my style.

    My first inclination is to say I woudl print out Bah Humbug...but that is not so jolly so, maybe "*Be Jolly*"

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  21. What a beautiful bunting! I am going to be decorating our dining room with snowflakes - many of them crocheted by me. This would hang on our hutch as well. I would print "Merry Chrsitmas" on mine and embellish the bunting with snowflakes. I think it would look beautiful. Maybe even add some crochet trim around the triangles if I had the time.

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  22. If it was around Thanksgiving I would write "Blessings" but during Christmas I might write "Joyful" and then add holiday embellishments on the rest of them.

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  23. WOW!!! Michele this is such a cute idea!!!! I love it! Love your blog too. You are so crafy!!! :)
    I would so put I <3 Michele! haha. Cuz this banner rocks! :)

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  25. Oh this is such an awesome idea!! Thank you so much for sharinf it over at Made by You Monday over at Skip to my Lou- coz that's where I found you! I'm going to try this sometime too - love that you can resuse it for so many different occasions. (And I love the lace!!!)

    (Sorry- had to delete previous post as I forgot to say what I would write on the banner)

    I would write "Merry Xmas!" on the banner (seeing as there are 10 pieces)

    Vxx
    www.veronicahurly.blogspot.com

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  26. Brilliant!!! I sure beats having 8 thousand different buntings. I think I would write "believe" for the season.

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  27. I publicly follow your blog! :)

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  28. I would write Be Thankful! for Thanksgiving then Be Merry! for Christmas!

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  29. What would I write - Happy holidays for Christmas and then change it for the next season!

    This is such a great idea, thank you for sharing it!

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  30. Cute idea! I will be going to look at your Etsy shop next! I would write "Life is good" on mine, because it is! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Hi! I'm a Follower - thought I already was but now I am! Miki

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  32. I would write Joyeux Noel for Christmas, and change it according to the season/holiday/event. What a great idea this project is! MIKI

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  33. This is a great project, Michele...I love it! If it were me, I would spell out "THINK SNOW" & along with the lace I would adorn with snowflakes! It would look good hanging in my sitting room....

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  34. I love this idea! CELEBRATE!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Heather E
    melody806@yahoo dot com

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  35. Finding you from Creative Juices and loving this idea so so much! I'm a new follower!

    describehappy at gmail dot com

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  36. What would I write on my bunting if I won? Tough one... 10 letters.. I would probably go with "LET IT SNOW!" Thanks for the chance to win!! These are so creative and functional at the same time!!

    describehappy at gmail dot com

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  37. I'd do a Christmas message I really like the word JOLLY!

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  38. Oh my gosh!!!!! I love it! What a great idea! I would want to write something different on it every day!

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  39. I would hang in different places each night and write a special message for my husband and kids!

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  40. So cute!! Link up!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-3.html

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  41. I would write something to the tune of "eat your greens" :)

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  42. GFC follower too!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  43. This is fantastic!
    I would spell out BLESSED! or THANKFUL...or FAMILY...or...haha :)

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  44. definitely going to have to go with Let it snow! Super fantastic and I have LOADS of chalkboard paint lying around! Great idea!

    jenn@Peacelovemommy.com

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  45. im a new follower

    jenn@peacelovemommy.com

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  46. I'm your newest public follower. Just found you today. i love your blog!

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  47. If I were to win this, I would write down something I'm thankful for each day. It would help me stay focused on the blesings!

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  48. I love your DIY chalk board fabric. I'd write my boys' names & hang it in their room.

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  49. Great idea !!!! I´d write MERRY X-MAS on it. I found your blog today, but I´ll come back.

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  50. That is such a clever idea. I've always thought you could end up with a lot of buntings if you made a new one for every occasion. I would love to win the extra one you made.

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  51. I would probably write an encouraging message, Bible verse references, or holiday sayings...I'd use it year round! What a lovely idea and I hope I wiiiiiin!!!

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  52. very creative. I just found your blog.. I will def come back.. Happy
    thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!
    xitlalli0508@gmail.com

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  53. That's fabulous!! I think I'd have it out all the time and leave silly messages for my kids... besides the necessary things like Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday :)

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  54. Such a great idea!!! Hmm - what to put on it..."SUZANNE 18" - my middle niece is blessed with a birthday on Dec 21 and so its often squeezed in between other events. This year is a big year so I am working on 18 presents for her and a banner that she can change to whatever she needs would be perfect, because next year she goes to college and this is just the thing to hang up in a dorm room.
    And I am thinking I will make some balloon shapes to clip in between the letters. Suzanne is very creative though and will find many ways to use this!

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  55. great giveaway
    there are some many things i would use it for

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  56. What a cute cute giveaway! Think I would use it for different holidays with a sweet message!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    I’m having a CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE linky party on 12/9…would love for you to join in on the FUN!!!

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  57. "Merry New Year". Cuz it makes me giggle to mash up the holidays, and my BF loves the NYE celebration.

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  58. "I still do", because I want my husband to know that no matter what we go through, I'm glad I married him. :)

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  59. This is so awesome! I love the idea of writting a holiday greeting!

    I WANT THIS!!!

    mucho love.
    Nichelle

    (You should link this up on my Talent Tuesday Linky Party @ http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/)

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  60. I would love to win this and if I win the very first thing I would write on it is, "I won!"

    Nancy5678 at aol dot com

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  61. Those are so sweet! I would write Merry X-mas!!

    Tania

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  62. Oh this is too cute and just brilliant!! I would write "Be Thankful" and have it throughout the holiday season. I always tell my kids to be thankful for what you have. :)

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  63. SUPER CUTE! I'm putting it in the Spotlight at the PoPP this weekend!

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  64. i would write peace and noel for the holidays then would use it in our family room and write different messages each week.
    What a great giveaway.

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  65. I'm a new follower and I love your blog. You are so creative!

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  66. What an exciting idea! I'd leave it up all year, so what it says would depend on the season - for now, it'd be Merry Yule. :)

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  67. I found you via Frugal Friday and I'm happily following you now. :)

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  68. This is sooo cute!
    Great for fall..Halloween..really anything!
    I would use it to say" Halloween"!

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  69. I would love to have this... and I would write Love You More!! For my family and keep it up all the time! Thanks so much!!

    Sonya Burton

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  70. I am a public follower! Thanks

    Sonya Burton

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  71. I think this is my favorite bunting ever. What a great idea making it changeable. For the season, I would write Noel or Blessings. I found you from the Shabby Nest link up

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  72. I think this is my favorite bunting ever. What a great idea making it changeable. For the season, I would write Noel or Blessings. I found you from the Shabby Nest link up

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  73. Such a cute idea and what a great gift these would make!

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  74. Awesome...love the versatility of this!! Seen your guest post over at Gail's. Enjoyed it!

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  75. OMG love this!

    We just moved and I have a blank wall in my dining room I have been trying to figure out what to do with and this would be perfect!

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  76. I LOVE this bunting! So so love.

    Featured you on FJI Facebook for SNS 107 and pinned. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150441100411141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  77. i think i would write a different blessing on each one. as a way to count my blessings, what i am most thankful for...

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  78. What a cute and clever idea! I might write "BELIVE" that seems to be my motto right now

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  79. Aw, such a shame I missed the giveaway, but I can always make my own! Wonderful tutorial...I'm heading out the door to find that paint! Thank you for sharing. Cheers!
    (Miss Charlotte)
    www.lesbonnesideesmag.com

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  80. I was wondering if you might be interested in decorating your blog for Christmas.
    I have a special, which you can check out here

    What a great idea, the bunting! And the lace looks so cute:-)

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  81. Love your chalkboard paint banner. I am being a copy cat for my Tuesday post - took me days to get ready with the supplies, etc. to make my first chalkboard banner. I put a link on tomorrow's post back to your banner.
    - Joy

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  82. I would write "I Love You" for my daughter's room! Love this ingenious, reusable bunting idea for all occasions!

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  83. I am now a follower too. Pls check out my very new blog too :)
    http://transformationsyoucansee.blogspot.com/

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  84. I know that this is an older post, but I have been following you and just stumbled onto this post today. This is such a cute idea. I'm pinning it. And I also love your whole blog. You're so creative.

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