Friday, October 26, 2012

"W" is for Wood Bunting

Build and paint: wood name bunting

A gift for new baby boy Colton.
It's made from a pine board cut into bunting triangles, painted and secured with jute onto manila rope.

I hung this bunting on my son's clubhouse bed purely for picture purposes but it will make the perfect addition to Colton's nursery.

The 3/4" thick wood gives this bunting weight and dimension.
Room decor that will stand the test of time as he grows into a young man.

A very easy and fast gift to make.

Here's how I made the wood bunting:

1. I used a scrap piece of 1x6 pine board cut at 7" lengths, then set my miter saw at 22.5 degrees to make two miter cuts.  Each triangle measures about 7"h x 5.5"w.

Then drill holes at the top for the jute string:

2. Paint two coats blue:

3. Sand to distress edges well.
Print out letters to fit. (I used Ariel font.)

4. Line up letter and trace with ballpoint pen:

5. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the ballpoint pen:

6. Stain to age with Minwax early american:

7. Seal with Minwax spray poly semi-gloss.
Thread jute string through holes:

8. Tie jute string pieces onto 3/8" manila rope:

Hang and enjoy!

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Serena said...

Hi, Jamie, what a clever idea! Thanks for the inspiration! If you're interested, stop on over to my blog, too, Thrift Diving!


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is SO cute! You need to make one just for your son now; it's perfect for the clubhouse!

Jen said...

I absolutely LOVE this!
Its definitely getting added to my very long to do list!

Larissa Richardson said...

Such a great idea, Jamie! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Love that!

Ashley G said...

I love the wood banner! Looks great on the bed. :)