Here’s one of last fall’s projects—I thought I’d pull it out again for this year!
I love the look of beadboard, and I’ve been using it for signs for months now (you can see some here), …but I also love the look of pennant banners, so I thought, “How about a beadboard pennant banner?”
Once my lines were all drawn, I used a table saw to cut along the lines. Note: You could also use a jigsaw if you don’t have a table saw!
Once you get the first piece off, you can use a fence to cut your parallelograms easily…
…but that’s not going to help when it’s time to cut the triangles off!
I ended up with ten little triangles. Rather than drill each triangle separately, I stacked them and clamped them together. Then I could drill five at once! This is a great time saver.
I base-coated all my triangles with Rustoleum Heirloom White spraypaint, but then I decided to get further color inspiration from candy corn! I used acrylic craft paint, and didn’t even worry about getting lines perfect or anything. Have you ever seen a perfect candy corn?? Another Note: OK, so now I know that candy corns are actually yellow-orange-white and not orange-yellow-white. Sorry! I don’t actually eat them! Bleah.
I used black acrylic paint to stencil on letters…
…and the next day I distressed and glazed all my little pennants.
I tied the pieces together with twine, and anxiously hung my banner on my buffet so I could admire my handiwork!
This particular banner now lives on my sister’s buffet!
I like this little “fall” banner with the different fonts for each letter.
(and if you don’t want to make your own…contact me through my Etsy shop and I’ll make one for you!)