Sep 15, 2012

Wooden Pennant Banner

Since being in the new house we have been tackling a never ending project list. Some projects are more fun than others. This project was fun and turned out super cute in the end.

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First measure and cut out the amount of triangles needed. The measurements for our triangles are in the photo. 

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Paint them the desired color. We used the paint my sister had left over from one of her projects. It turned out to be the perfect shade of blue.  

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After the paint is dry it is time to paint the letters. I free styled it but you can use stencils if you'd like. (I wish I had, had some stencils.) First I used chalk to draw the letter so I could erase and start over if I messed up. Then I used some off white paint to paint over the chalk. 

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I don't have very good hand writing to begin with and then you put the added pressure of these things being used as decoration.... I wish I had, had some type of stencil to trace or something! But the imperfectness of them make them more unique. (at least that's what I keep telling myself)

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I was determined not to spend any extra money with this project since we have been spending so much on other projects. I used what was available. I found some gold hooks that you screw, in a nail kit. I had to create a hole to be able to screw them in. Hammering a nail in each hole did the trick for me but hubby later told me we had a tiny drill bit that I could have used...go figure. 

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They looked like this when we were finished. 

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I then strung twine through each hook and used needle nose pliers to pinch the hook shut. That way the twine wouldn't slip  out. I only had hook screws but you can buy screw eyes at the hardware store and skip this step all together. 

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We used heavy duty screws on top of their headboards to hold the twine in place. And that's it!! 

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Another tutorial is coming on their headboards. Have a great weekend!! 


Supplies needed:

  • Light, weight board. The size depends on how many triangles you need. 
  • A jig saw or hand saw
  • Ruler
  • Paint for triangles and separate paint for letters
  • Screw eyes, two per triangle (screw-in hooks)
  • Thick twine
  • 1 1/2 inch screws to hold banner in place




3 comments:

  1. Sooo cute! Love that it's wooden instead of fabric!

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  2. Ohhhh, these are SO ADORABLE! I seriously think that you had stencils, it would have lost some of the appeal. And I'm not just sayin' that!

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