Easy Chalkboard Memo Board & Bunting

I had so much fun making Chalkboard Labels recently, that I had to share with you this carved board I picked up thrifting and turned it into, what else, a chalkboard.  But this time I included one of my favorite and fast ways to make a cute paper bunting to go along with my new memo board.  Let’s get started!

What you need:
  • Krylon Chalkboard Paint, love the stuff, one can goes a long way and it’s like $6
  • The surface you want to turn into a chalkboard, an old piece of wood can work great, and you can also usually have some cut from inexpensive pine boards at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot.
  • Two screw-eyes also available at Lowe’s or Home Depot, and most craft supply stores.
  • Sisal rope or jute twine
  • Various scrap booking papers, stickers, bling etc…
  • Glue stick and hot glue gun
To appreciate a true trash to treasure we all love to take pictures so we have the hideous before and magnificent after right? Unless it is a craft fail, those end up in a pile in the garage that no one is allowed to look at, and all photos are deleted.  But that doesn’t happen very often to any of us, so why spend too much time on that.  I FORGOT, yes, forgot to do my before pic, so here is what the back of the board looked like after I painted it above.

I used three coats of Krylon Chalkboard paint, allowing each coat to dry well, then slightly distressed the edges of my wood. 

I inserted a screw-eye into both top corners of the sign and ran some sisal through the holes, tying it on both sides to make a hanger for the sign.  After that I began to decorate my chalkboard by adding an oval metal scrap booking accent tag, and lettered stickers to spell out “notes” and a flower of course.

Then I got started on my paper bunting.  These are so much fun to make, they are fast and add a cute accent to a doorway, above a picture, and of course a DIY chalkboard.  I used a large can to trace out about seven circles, cut them out and folded them in half.
 
Using contrasting papers I made flowers and square flags to go in between each semi-circle, all strung on a piece of jute twine about two feet long.  In between I added small pieces of burlap that I tied in a double knot and hot-glued in place.

So I told you that was pretty fast! I was able to put this together while hobbling around on a broken foot (yes please leave a comment telling me I should rest so I can show the kids, and they will dote on me for days on end 😉 and three Little’s running around like there is no tomorrow.  If I can do it, I know you can too.  I am using mine in my home office to remind myself of supplies I need when I run out.  Also positive affirmations like “You can do it, you are fabulous.  Now go take a shower”

Thank you so much for crafting with me today, and remember, you are fabulous and I adore you, shower or not.  Hugs!

xoxo, Tanya
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Comments

  1. that is so sweet!!!

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  3. Love this! 🙂

  4. I love chalkboard paint!!! so easy to use and so practical! great project!

  5. First time on a blog hop, love your chalkboard ideas!!

  6. Your bunting is adorable, Tanya! Spray paint chalkboard paint is a fabulous invention that I enjoy when I'm crafting, too!

    I hope your foot heals quickly (I have no idea how long it takes a broken foot to heal). I hope your littles don't keep you on your feet too much this summer!

    Take care!

  7. Great tutorial :)!

  8. So cute! Love the paper patterns of the bunting!

  9. This is SO cute!! I would love to find wood already cut to that shape…..it's perfect for the sign!

  10. Tanya! This is so cute and fun! I have so much amazing scrap paper and chalkboard paint right now…maybe I need to get to work:) If you get a sec I would be jazzed if you stopped by and linked up at my party {Get Schooled Saturday} going on right now!
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/08/get-schooled-saturday-34.html

  11. Fabulous! I love your color choices for the bunting. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

  12. what a great project

  13. I'm a sucker for anything with bunting! This is too cute and I love the colors. Great job! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party {runs through Sunday night}. I hope to see you there! 🙂 http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-4/

  14. Great project, cute and practical!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following you now too 🙂
    ~Kelly

  15. This is gorgeous! I want to make the bunting to add to my existing chalkboard.

  16. super cute!

  17. Very cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

  18. Thanks so much for sharing this cute chalkboard and bunting post last week with Wednesday's Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
    Just follow this link.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/apple-cinnamon-roll-pull-aparts-and.html
    Debi Bolocofsky
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  19. Great project!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  20. Just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing this cute chalkboard and bunting project {still love it!} at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week!

  21. Fun project. I love chalkboard paint what a great invention. We linked up this project today if you want to check it out-

    http://onceuponasewingmachine.com/5-thing-we-love-unique-gifts-for-baby-showers/

  22. this is so cute! will you link it up at my new link party? i found you from The Mandatory Mooch!

    http://www.happyhomeblog.com/weekend-warrior/new-feature-weekend-warrior-link-party/

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