I actually completed this task weeks ago, but our family went through a week with the flu that felt more like an eternity than just one week and we're still trying to get back into the swing of things. Is it just me or does each day you spend ill put you a day and a half behind in laundry, dishes, and life in general?
Start by cutting a cardboard triangle to use as your pattern.
And then cut triangles out of a thick fabric or a canvas drop cloth; two triangles for each chalkboard pennant of the bunting.
Paint the triangles on one side with 2 coats of chalkboard paint. Let dry for a day or two.
Give the triangles a slight sanding and then rub all over with chalk and wash the chalk off. This preps the chalkboard-y surface to accept chalk better.
With painted sides together, sew two triangles together on two edges. Leave the top edge open.
After doing a few of these I learned to cut the very tip off the bottom of the pennant so that when I turn it right-side-out it will be flatter and sit nicer.
Turn triangle right side out. Continue until you have your desired amount of chalkboard pennants.
FYI: The chalkboard-y-ness isn't super erasable, meaning that you need a damp cloth to erase it, not just your hand or a chalkboard brush. But that's no big deal.
Make some ordinary fabric pennants for your banner by cutting triangles from pretty fabrics using the same template and sewing them right side together just like you did for the chalkboard ones. Press them flat with an iron. (But don't iron the chalkboard ones....that might be messy...)
Use fold-over-binding to string your pennants together. Just fold it over the tops of each pennant and stitch it closed.
I've hung it in my little girls room....
...but not before I used it as decoration for a sewing party I hosted!
And I whipped up another one as part of a baby gift for a beloved friend expecting her second bundle of joy! I just love these little banners. I might just have to think up some excuses to whip up a few more!
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