Monday, February 6, 2012

Wood Banner

Today I am guest posting over at The Wood Connection blog and I wanted to share it will all of you. If you are coming from The Wood Connection blog then go ahead and skip to the bottom to enter the giveaway.

As a party stylist I am always looking for different ways to decorate a party with out breaking the bank. I also love the idea of making something once but using it for party after party. This is why I am excited to be pairing up with The Wood Connection. The people at The Wood Connection probably thought I was crazy because I was  a combination of a kid on Christmas morning mixed with a bargain shopper on black friday. I was going crazy with excitment! They have so many fun things to create at a killer price.  I won't lie it was hard for me to settle on just one project but eventually I decided on their wood pendant flags. I chose these because it is perfect for those non-sewers and cost effective. You can get two banners out of one, or make one into a chalk board that I will show later in this post. The possibilities are endless! I loved this craft SO much because it didn't take a lot of time, yet it adds that punch of decor that takes the party to the next level.

So let's get started....

I am first going to show you how to create the chalk board banner.

(one side of the banner)

To get the chalk board effect you will want to follow these steps:

Next, turn over your chalk board flags and follow these steps to get an additional banner on the reverse side.

Step 1: Trace the wood on the paper of your choice.  My paper is all from The Wood Connection. This place is really a one stop shop!

Step 2. Using the wood glue they sell, apply a thin coat onto the wood and adhere the paper.

Step 3. Don't worry if you didn't cut it out exactly. You can use a razor blade to cut off the excess paper.

Step 4: Ink the edges. (optional)

Step 5: String the banner through the holes. I used bakers twine and added some colorful ribbon I got from The Wood Connection.

Step 6. Hang your banner. I like to use these command strips for easy set up and take down.

Now, I want to show you how versatile these banners are. I made this pink banner for a princess party I have coming up in April, but I wanted to use it now for Valentine decor. I used some magnates to easily attach and remove wood letters that I purchase at The Wood Connection for 89 cents.

All you have to do is paint, glue, and attach. Pretty easy right?

Want to know my favorite part besides that it is reversible? It stores up small and easy.

Now for something fun—The Wood Connection is giving away a $25 dollar gift certificate to one of my readers. You will need to be able to go to the store which is located in Salt Lake City, Utah  (since they are not shipping right now.) They have wood projects, letters, paper, ribbon, and even a cute boutique in the back.


To Enter:
You MUST be a follower of my blog AND Facebook page. Leave a comment that you are and please include your email so I can contact you :)

Good luck!

This giveaway will end Sunday night, February 12, 2012 at midnight MST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on my Facebook page Monday morning 2/13/12 as well as contacted via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: The Wood Connection gave me all the material in exchange for the post. All opinions and text are my own, as always.

Linking up here


  1. I am a follower and yes I want to win! daniellecarroll59{at}gmail{dot}com

  2. I am now a follower of your awesome blog and on facebook
    Thanks for the great giveaway


  3. I am now a follower of your blog and facebook! I hope I win!!
    p.s. where are those darling dishes from I love them!!

  4. I follow your blog!! These banners are so cute! I love the chalkboard idea because you can use it for so many different things. So creative! I would love to win!

    Ashley Cardon

  5. I'm a follower, and a FB Fan. Would love to win Wood Connection is such a fun place all the options!

  6. Bridget this is seriously so so cute!

    I'm following here and on fb


  7. I'm a loyal follower and you know where to find me!!

  8. Cute Banner- I love this idea. I am a follower on this blog and Facebook. I would love to win the gift certificate.
    Thanks! Amy

  9. I love you blog and I love the wood co. I used to manage the store before I had to quit and move to California. :( anyway, I still feel like I work there so I won't enter to win, but just wondering where you get your bakers twine and what kind of primer you use. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas!

  10. I love this idea, I love the Wood Connection, and I love you! I'm a follower of your blog and FB page :)

  11. I follow you on your blog and fb. I just recently discovered the wood connection & I'm obsessed!! I'd love a gift card for more crafts!

  12. I am a follower of your blog and FB. I am in love with the Wood Connection!

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  14. Hi there! I am a new follower to your blog as well as your Facebook page. I actually "linked" to you through The Wood Connection, who I absolutely LOVE! Not sure if I can enter, but would love to win a gift certificate Rachal Allen

  15. I am a follower of your Blog & FB page! I absolutely LOVE the Wood Connection!!!

  16. Love the banner. Now I need to make one, of course. My husband would love it if I won that gift card to Wood Connection. Following on facebook and your blog. Can't wait to see what you'll do next.


  17. I follow both! Would love to win! =)

  18. Love your blog and love the wood connection!

  19. This banner is adorable! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!! I am a follower on your blog- and a "like" on FB!

  20. Love love love LOVE this banner! I featured it on Topsy Turvy Tuesdays this week. thanks for linking up!


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