Here’s my free guide on how to make faux chalkboard banner signs that are minimal in costs!
Today I am back with another blog tutorial! My sister is getting married this summer and that means there are some lettering projects to be done! The first of the wedding festivies is the bridal shower. For decor I will be creating all of the banners in a faux chalkboard style, which is what I will be sharing today. Specifically I will be sharing a tutorial on how to create a fan chalkboard mimosa bar banner. You can use these steps to create any type of banner. Read on to see how!
- Black Paper (cardstock is good)
- White pencil (or use a white pencil crayon)
- Crayola White Chalk
- Sharpie White Paint Pen (Water based)
- Hole puncher
- Use good quality black card stock. Card stock is durable and strong.
- Apply the chalk finish right before your event. This will avoid the chalk going everywhere beforehand.
- Add a border to each triangle to enhance the design!
Step 1: Cut Triangles
Start off by cutting the black paper into equal sized triangles using scissors. You will want to create triangles that will be large enough for your preferences. Keep in mind the letter size you would like to achieve. The idea is to have one letter per triangle. If there is more than one word and you need a space. I would estimate one blank triangle for a space.
Step 2: Draw Your Letter
On each triangle, sketch an outline of each letter using your white pencil. To position each triangle, I inverted the triangle to include the base at the top. Using the Sharpie paint pen, go over each letter to create faux calligraphy. I made all the upstrokes thin and all the downstrokes thicker.
Step 3: Add Chalk
Using the side of a piece of Crayola white chalk, shade chalk onto each triangle. Be sure to include the right amount of chalk. Try not to shade too many layers of chalk as you still want to ensure that the letter is showing through. Go over the faux calligraphy with another layer of the paint pen one more time. This will brighten things up.
Step 4: String The Banner Together
Hole punch the top left and right hand corners of each triangle. Using your string of choice, loop the string through the holes ensuring to loop all your letters together. Take a step back and ensure you’ve looped all the triangles together to correctly spell your word.
That’s it! I hope you try this idea for a faux chalkboard mimosa bar banner. The possibilities are endless for faux chalkboard banner ideas! I am also planning on creating a gifts, favours, and food banner for the bridal shower as well.
If you try this project, I would love to see what you come up with. Tag me in your creations! I am interested to see banners you create for your next special occasion.
Do you like to create banners?
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