Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chalkboard Pennant Banner

A while back I was totally inspired to make my first pennant banner.

I I even a craft blogger if I've never made a pennant banner? 
minor identity crisis averted, phew!

I loved this one that Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary did that was magnetic...mostly because I was so impressed that she started with
chipboard pennant!

So I went on the hunt to find my own chipboard pennant. 
Since Krystal got hers in the US, and I'm in a country called Canada that's deprived from said stores who carry chipboard pennants, it was ETSY to the rescue! 
I found this great shop called studioCee who carries all sorts of chipboard cut outs. 
I ordered mine (for super cheap might I add) and they were here in no time.

So then I procrastinated for like a month

But THEN finally I broke out my chalkboard spray paint and went to work on the pennants to make a Chalkboard Pennant Banner.

(if I do say so myself)

Here's what I did...

My supplies:
Chalkboard Spray Paint ($2.50 clearance at Michaels)
12 Chipboard Pennants (from $1.50 for 4 from StudioCee)

I sprayed them all down with two coats. 
Let them dry for a day.

Then using Sisal Twine, I weaved in & out through the pennants, wrote on them, and hung them!

I'm still thinking about what to creatively write on it next...
for now, it still says "chalkboard" and stares at me mockingly with the fact that I have nothing better to write.

Any ideas?


Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

OMG! This is genius...I'm definitely pinning it and will be copying you! lol! I'm in serious love!!

laura said...

aw this is so cute!!! i am in love with your mantle. i hope our next house has one!

btw, how do you get the little linky party buttons in your post?? i need that!!

Krystal said...

Yup. You are awesome! That turned out super cute and looks so good with your whole mantle display!

As for text... humm... how about "summer lovin"?!

Landeelu said...

Wow! I LOVE that! And it can be used for any occasion (or non-occasion) ever! Love love love it.

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

So funny! I was like "Does that chalkboard pennant seriously say chalkboard?" I like your idea though cause you can just change it up to "canada day" or "happy birthday" or whatever without making a million pennants to get all tangled up in a drawer somewhere.

Deborah March said...

Just the CUTEST! Thanks for sharing your etsy source too! My grand-boys will be visiting me from Ottawa for the whole summer, so I think this would make a GREAT rainy day craft!

Stephanie Mosselman said...

well - on fathers day it could say "love u dad" and for now it could read "blessed nest", since you love the birdies.

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...
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Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

Great idea... I'd love for you to come and share this at my link party today. So clever!

Ty and Whitty said...

This is a brilliant idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Great job. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

what a fabulous idea Sarah! I love it! And I am totally drawing a blank on what to right on it next too! lol Perhaps something about summer or sunshine? I don't know!
Thanks for linking it up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

I'm crafty....and I've never made a pennant banner...but LOVE the chalkboard!

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

This is adorable! So simple and SO cute!

Sommer said...

Love! I'm making one of these for sure! I think it should say your family name or the month and day maybe? How about "summer time". Oh the possiblities! Please stop by and link up to my party this weekend at

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

What a cute idea! I need to buy some chalkboard many possibilities!

envy my find said...

We would love to feature this on both our blogs....


please email us at

we hope you will let us feature you!!

Heidi said...

I love this banner! Neat way to use chalkboard paint. I buy the chalkboard paint in a can, it's way cheaper and goes further. But this would be faster for sure! ~Heidi

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Love it so much I featured it today at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!



Irfan Memon said...

amazing.... great work... display banner

Pamela said...

Seriously cute! I think I need to make this one. Love that you can change it without changing it!

I'm here (and following) from Strut Your Stuff.

May your day be joyful,

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This is AWESOME!!! I think I'm in love with this idea. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I'm going to be adding this to my pinterest.

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