***Our guest post today is from Whitney. She is a full time wife, mommy, and domesticated diva from California! You will find this talented lady with her nine month old, Wesley, on her hip; her Weimaraner, Gunner, trailing close behind; and a slew of projects surrounding her. She loves staying active, being creative, and having fun; proving that you can be crafty, savvy and domesticated on a budget!
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for an excuse to test out the things that I’ve seen on Pinterest. Just recently we celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday. I LOVE cooking, and entertaining, so I jumped at the idea of hosting her birthday celebration at our home. As if I’m not busy enough with all the JOYS that life has to offer, I thought why not add something else into the mix and start a new DIY project for the party – A Burlap Chalkboard Banner.
I can’t wait to show you how simple and fast it was to make! BUT…first things first.
Things You Need:
- 1 yard – Burlap
- scissors/paper cutter
- black card stock
- chalkboard spray paint
- tacky glue
***I spent under $10 and was able to find all of this at my local Walmart.
Measure out flag dimensions (4 x 7 in.) onto the burlap with a marker.
**I found it helpful to make a template and trace. This made things move nice and quick. You can make as many flags as you wish depending on the purpose of your banner.
Cut out flags; making sure to snip away any frayed burlap so it’s a nice clean cut.
Draw squares. Using a ruler measure out squares (3 x 3.5 in).
Cut squares. I use a paper cutter and cut 2 sheets at a time.
**That little trick helps you accomplish the same amount of work in half the time.
In a well ventilated area, lay down a drop cloth and set out all of your cut squares. About 6-10 in. away from the squares evenly spray the chalkboard paint. Apply 2 coats. Allow to dry completely.
***If you do it in direct sunlight it dries really fast.
On the back of the painted squares apply a thin layer of glue around the border and adhere to burlap. Allow to dry.
Write out your sentiments with chalk. I used white chalk, but you can use any color that coordinates with your specific celebration!
Fold over the top portion of the burlap flag and wrap over twine. Attach with a staple and hang.
….and I can’t forget to give credit to my little love of a helper.