Hi there! Laura here to share with you a fun tutorial that’s perfect for your next party. Tassels are a hot trend in party decorations right now, and I’m going to be showing you how to make a wood chalkboard bunting complete with tassels that is sure to wow your guests!
Chalkboard Bunting With Tassels Supplies:
- Balsa Wood, 3/32 x 4 x 36″
- Black Chalkboard Spray Paint
- Fiskars Hand Drill
- Hemp Twine
- Tissue Paper
- Glue Gun
Step 1: Cut the balsa wood with scissors into a rectangular shape that is the size that you would like. Repeat this for as many wood pieces as you need. Think about what you would like to spell to come up with the number that you need, and be sure to count an empty one for a space in between each word that you use. Make two diagonal cuts, one from each end of the bottom of the rectangle, so that the ends meet together a few inches from the bottom of the rectangle. Use the had drill to drill holes two holes in the top of each rectangle, one on each side. Spray paint the fronts and backs of each of the wood banner pieces with 2-3 coats of black chalkboard paint, making sure to let the paint dry in between each coat.
Step 2: To make the tassels, first choose what colors you want to use. You will need one sheet of tissue paper per tassel. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, and then in half width wise. You can make one tassel at a time, or make multiples by stacking a few sheets of tissue paper. With the folded long edge on top, cut thin strips of tissue paper with the scissors until about 1″ from the top, and then STOP.
Open up the tissue paper, and cut in half along the fold line running vertically through the middle.
Open each individual piece of tissue paper, and start rolling one end in a small, tight roll to the other end.
Twist the paper tightly in the middle, and then loop it around to form an opening in the middle. Add a little dot of hot glue to hold the loop in place.
And now you have a lovely colorful tassel for your chalkboard bunting! Now just repeat for as many tassels as you want on your chalkboard bunting.
Step 3: String the jute through a tassel, then a wood piece, a tassel, wood, etc., until you have used all of your pieces strung. The great part about this chalkboard bunting is that it is so easy to customize to your party colors or favorite colors to get the look that you want. Hang the bunting at your next party and enjoy!!
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Laura is a wife, mom of four, and the owner and creator of Make Life Lovely, a creative blog filled with creative craft tutorials, DIY projects, party tips, holiday ideas, home decor, and more. A former elementary school teacher, Laura loves getting crafty, planning parties, going on adventures with her family, and eating frozen yogurt.