Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

A fall Bunting on Each year

This DIY fall bunting you can customize your favorite news! You’ll only chalkboard paint, Mod-hodgepodge and some cardboard.must br>

If it’s one thing that fall and Halloween, it’s a banner (also known as a bunting). Fortunately, man Podger David is quick to deliver!
His obsession with Buntings and billboards has led to this stunning piece, you need for your own home. Okay, maybe obsession is a strong word, but it sounds serious, the way I like it.
; ll let David share his DIY chalkboard bunting tutorial, you with yourself, so that you can make a Halloween bunting of your very own.


I like the idea of festive bunting, and I like the idea of the panels. I thought it would be fun to connect the two, so that you could change your message or no message at all.
I have my bunting made of wood, but this idea would work with pretty much any material that had to, you would practically accept chalkboard paint: foam-core, metal, veneer, heavy cardstock, etc.
you can also simply painted ready-made flags (some already buy, such as chalk boards) on Etsy. This would also be a great project for using bits of leftover wrapping paper.
Fall Bunting with chalkboard Paint
you need:

Material For Bunting triangles (in my case, ¼ - inch-composite-wood – very inexpensive)
chalkboard Paint
Decorative paper
of Heavy cardboard (for templates)
sponge brush
Mod hodgepodge gloss
paper towels

life is easier with templates, so first up I have a template created for my banner triangles, was 7 x 7 cm (with holes marked at the corners) and used it as a guide, cut each flag.
After I had the flags cut out, I painted one side with chalkboard, in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer.
As the chalkboard paint was drying I created a template for cutting my paper. I wanted a nice edge on the panel side, so I made my template for 9 x 9 and cut off the corners of the triangle, so that when I folded the paper over the corners would be nice.
After the panel, I paint, thoroughly dry the mounting paper. Step 1: Apply Mod smorgasbord on the non-chalkboard side
step 2: Place the Mod Podged side down, on the back of the paper, center it and press firmly to get a good bond.
step 3: rotate the whole thing and smooth out any wrinkles or bumps.
step 4: to turn back and edited one page at a time, dab-Mod-hodgepodge along the edge and fold the paper and smoothing it out.
Wish you a damp paper towel handy to clean up immediately, no Mod-hodgepodge, seeping from under the paper on the table.
I repeated that all the triangles and set them aside to dry. After about 20 minutes to dry, I seal gave them the end of the layer of Mod smorgasbord for protection and durability (being careful not to get Mod smorgasbord on the exposed chalkboard paint).
continuing with the creation of the holes for the string. I put a painter’s Band on the two sides of the triangle, and with my template, marked where to drill the holes.
TIP: Make sure that your Mod hodgepodge is thoroughly dry or painter’s tape rips the paper when you remove it.
Then it was time to string them.
Won’t in this autumn bunting is a nice addition to your Halloween mantle? Of course it – but you can customize the message to say whatever you want.
More Details and tips
1) I've discovered that thinner, decorative paper was easier to use than cardboard (as in a scrapbook paper stack).
you Can use cardboard – I have a few of them - but it takes some patience, as it needs a little help to stay stuck when you fold it over the side.
I ended up using alligator clips to hold it in place as it dried, which worked out great, but have a little time. Whatever paper you use, make sure to test them first, make sure it does what the Mod smorgasbord.
2) The painter's tape: Often when you drill through something on the opposite side tends to "blow out", that is, you get splinters and a rough edge where the drill comes out.
By adding the painter's tape, you prevent the blow out happens, and you get a nice, clean, smooth edge where you’ve drilled.

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