Hannah here: Hurray! Davina and I are finally catching up with this lovely space of ours. We are still super busy behind the scenes, mostly with Blogtacular prep which is THIS WEEKEND! Eek! so excited! So all of our crafting time has gone into that. However, today Frankie had a magic car nap which enabled me to finish up this super simple and quick little DIY for a Making Monday. Chalk board paint is so versatile and can be painted directly onto fabric. I can change the mantra according to how i'm feeling, and brave is a good word for me at the moment as i've been saying yes to so many exciting but scary things.
Chalk board paint (I used the Homebase brand)
Sponge paint brush
Sewing machine and thread
Piece of dowelling
1) Use a ruler and pencil to neatly cut out your desired pennant size from your white fabric, adding 6 cm to the top edge and 2 cm around the remaining three edges for the seam allowance.
2) Fold over all of the edges by 1 cm and press.
3) Fold over the top edge by 3-4 cm and press. This will leave a hole big enough for a thin piece of dowelling to fit through the top. Fold over the remaining three edges by 1 cm and press. Sew all around the edges, ensuring you leave the holes open at the top of the sides for the dowelling to fit through.
4) Paint the chalk paint onto the pennant. I used plain white sheeting fabric and a sponge paint brush which worked well. It’ll probably need two coats. Allow to dry.
5) Thread the piece of dowel through the top of the pennant and attach the string, then hang on the wall.
6) Write a message or mantra onto the pennant. The genius of this DIY is that you can simple wipe it off and write a new mantra or reminder on there whenever you feel you need a change.
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