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Hey, ladies! It’s Lynn, from Riggstown Road, with a simple little summer project for you. Best of all, this DIY Chalkboard Banner is something you can use all year ’round!
Y’all probably know by now that I love projects that are easy and
cheap affordable. I made this adorable banner for less than $2.00 and I can use it over and over again. That’s one of the nice things about chalkboards: they are erasable. To make this banner, I used my favorite trick for no-paint, low-cost chalkboard material; it’s poster board! With a few minutes and a few supplies that you probably already have on hand, you can make one, too.
- 1 piece black poster board
- 1 roll jute twine (or other string)
- 1 hole puncher
- measuring tape / yardstick / meter stick
- Use measuring tape (or yard/meter stick) to divide the poster board into three equal sections (horizontally.)
- Measure and cut each section into evenly-sized triangles. (Smaller ruler is easier for this.)
- Punch two holes in each triangle.
- String the triangles using your choice of material. I love jute twine!
Now all that’s left to do is decide what message you want to write. Plain ol’ chalk works just fine. Whether it’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CONGRATULATIONS, or simply SUMMERTIME, you can easily change your message with a regular chalkboard eraser. I wrote “family” on these and then erased and rewrote it differently and it worked perfectly. In fact, it makes the banner look more authentically chalkboardish.
How easy is that? Busy moms don’t always have hours to spend on projects, and thrifty moms don’t always have the budget to buy everything ready-made. And it’s a shame to only be able to use something once. I love this banner because it can be used for every occasion! Not only can you easily change the writing when you need to, you can add more pieces (or take some away) by sliding them on or off. Aaaand if you want to get really fancy, just use curvy-edged craft scissors instead of regular ones.
I wish everything was that easy. Don’t you?
I’d love to hear your simple summer project ideas!
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