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DIY Chalkboard Bunting & {{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!!

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DIY Chalkboard Bunting!
Let’s do a little tute…

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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.

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I cut 6″ strips so that my bunting would be 6″ long vertically.
Then I started cutting my triangles…

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

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

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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.
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! 
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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.
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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.
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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!)
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When I hung the bunting I ended up overlapping the pieces. But I’m loving how it looks!
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Since I’m currently hanging it with a Thanksgiving saying, I clipped on some fall leaves for an extra embellishment.
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I love it on my hutch!! It will definitely be a staple for ALL holidays and probably birthdays, too!
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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!
Ready for that GIVEAWAY??
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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).
Not feeling lucky or don’t want to wait? I’m selling these in my Etsy shop, too!
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Weathered Treasure

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

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.

Jenn Hsu

Thursday 24th of November 2011

I am now a follower too. Pls check out my very new blog too :)

Jenn Hsu

Thursday 24th of November 2011

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

A Vintage Green

Tuesday 15th of November 2011

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


Saturday 12th of November 2011

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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