DIY Chalkboard Garland: Art Meets Decor
A simple chalkboard garland serves double duty as art project and room decor.
Photography: Aaron Dyer
Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2014
Multisurface chalkboard paint, in Black, $6 for 6 oz.; and in Clear, $7 for 6 oz.; by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com
Multisurface satin craft paint, $2 for 2 oz., by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com
Large flag shapes, 4-inches-by-5 3/4-inches, in Natural Wood, $4.50 for 3; and large pennant shapes, 3 3/4-inches-by-5-inches, in Natural Wood, $4.50 for 3, redleadpaperworks.com
Black or clear chalkboard paint
Wooden or fiberboard pennants
Brush three coats of black or clear chalkboard paint onto the front of wooden or fiberboard pennants; let dry between coats. (If desired, paint the edges with a bright-colored craft paint.)
Prime the painted pennants by rubbing chalk over the surface; erase.
String them onto waxed twine -- then hand over the chalk.