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!
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Comments

  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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

  3. says

    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:-)

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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

  7. says

    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. :)

  8. says

    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!!!

  9. says

    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!

  10. says

    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 :)

  11. says

    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

  12. says

    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….

  13. says

    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!

  14. says

    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!

  15. says

    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
    http://www.veronicahurly.blogspot.com

  16. says

    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.

  17. says

    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*”

  18. says

    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!

  19. says

    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!

  20. says

    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!”

  21. says

    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.

  22. says

    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!

  23. says

    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

  24. says

    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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