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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