Sunday, September 30, 2012

Revisited: Beadboard Garland for Fall

Here’s one of last fall’s projects—I thought I’d pull it out again for this year!

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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?”

Why not?
The first step is to draw out your pennants. There is no magic formula here, just do whatever looks good to you. My pennants are 7” long, and 5” wide at the top. I marked the top and bottom at 5” intervals, except I started the markings on the bottom after coming in 2.5” (because that’s half of 5). Then I just had to connect the dots!
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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!
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Once you get the first piece off, you can use a fence to cut your parallelograms easily…
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…but that’s not going to help when it’s time to cut the triangles off!
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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.
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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.
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I used black acrylic paint to stencil on letters…
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…and the next day I distressed and glazed all my little pennants.
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I tied the pieces together with twine, and anxiously hung my banner on my buffet so I could admire my handiwork!
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Oh, that’s much better!
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I like the little-bit-faded look the pennants have.
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No tricks for me….just treats, please!
beadboard pennant
Want some other ideas for an Autumn banner? Well, how about a banner that just says “autumn”? The one below was actually the first one I made. For this one, I use vinyl as a “reverse stencil,” and sprayed the pennants with Rustoleum Summer Squash paint. You may notice that these triangles are all equilateral, so you can make any size/shape triangles you like!
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This particular banner now lives on my sister’s buffet!
I like this little “fall” banner with the different fonts for each letter.

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The possibilities are endless! What would you put on a banner?

(and if you don’t want to make your own…contact me through my Etsy shop and I’ll make one for you!)

This project has been featured at Elizabeth & Co.
Linking up here:
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Knick of Time
Mod Vintage Life
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Perfectly Imperfect {Primp}
Common Ground My Repurposed Life
From My Front Porch to Yours All Star Block Party
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Super cute! I love all things beadboard and the font you picked for treats is perfect! Did you make the stencil too?

Cindy said...

I love your bead-board garland, it's gorgeous! Thanks for the how-to!
Hugs, Cindy

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

super great!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Super cute! :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such a neat look with the that candy corn banner!


Ali Richardson said...

LOVE these!!! Perfect to pull out year after year :)

Irene said...

The possibilities are as endless as the falling leaves. Awesome!

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

How flippen cute is that!? I would have never even noticed the color thing if you hadn't pointed it out. Hope you feel flattered if I borrow this idea...too cute.

Gypsy Heart said...

Love the bead board! Since I don't have any woodworking tools I'll just admire yours and your sister's. Love hers with the different fonts!


Hyphen Interiors said...

That is adorable! I love that they are wood. Very cool!

Rachel said...

On the white bead board: SMILE

:D Cuz they look like teeth.

Bliss said...

Gotta pin those, I love them. Not sure I know how to pin from an iPad though...


SImple and Serene Living said...

Love these just as much this year. Thanks for sharing them, Korrie :)

The Bold Abode said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!!!

I want a Table Saw!!!

Full Circle Creations said...

I still love this project. And a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party!


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Fun idea! Hope you will stop by and link up to

Katie Drane said...

How creative! It looks awesome, thanks so much for sharing:)

Katie said...

Those pennants are fantastic. I am definitely a fan of candy corn projects. (I plan to do a feature on them this week.) If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else. said...

I love this candy corn project! I’ll be featuring it on later today. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.

KathyL said...

AWWWW I don't have woodworking tools either, but I do have leftover beadboard wallpaper!!!! I'd probably reinforce with a stiff backer but it would work too!