I was inspired by Gina's bunting flag tutorial at The Shabby Creek Cottage. As soon as I saw her post I knew exactly where I wanted one in my home. But truthfully, it was so much fun to make that I don't think I can stop at just one!
I made my mini bunting flag banner with vintage scrapbooking paper, some twine, and a few cute little embellishments I found at Michael's.
So let the fun begin, shall we...
I choose two scrapbook paper designs that reminded me of summer. Doesn't the red checkered paper remind you of a tablecloth? The other is a song sheet which reminds me of one of my favorite quotes written by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), "In Summer, the song sings itself".
I wanted my flags to be 3" long so using a paper cutter, I sliced the paper in 3" wide strips. I then cut the strips in 6" lengths (which conveniently worked out to be exactly in half as the paper was 12" long).
Next I folded each piece in half. Yes, Mama was enjoying a nice cold glass of soda while I played!
After measuring twine to fit loosely across my chalkboard, I folded it in half to find the center. This is where I will attach the first flag. There's that cold glass of soda again!
I placed a strip of glue along the fold with an Elmer's Tape Runner and attached the twine. I then applied a few more strips of adhesive across the middle and bottom of the paper and carefully folded the paper together, ensuring the edges lined up properly.
And there they are! I was too lazy to measure the distance between each flag and just eyeballed it.
Next cut out whatever shape you prefer for each flag. I lightly folded each flag in half to get a perfectly symmetrical triangle but you can just freehand the cutting if you choose.
Here I used some fun embellishments I found on sale at Michaels.
Don't you just love these cute mini clothespins!
Ta Da! I couldn't resist adding these glittered self-adhesive letters to each flag spelling out the word S U M M E R !
So cute! Chalkboards are fun but sometimes using them as a To Do List can be daunting every time you walk by it. That's why I added "have fun" to the bottom as a reminder of what really matters in life!