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You guys know I love a good pennant… and I love natural wood in my home decor. So guess what I really love? This sweet wooden pennant! I lettered ‘Be Brave’ on this wooden pennant for my boys’ room. When I was telling Emmitt what it said after I hung it in there, I could see him think about it for a little bit and smile. I feel like we’re always telling girls to be brave (and we should!) but those boys need to hear it too. Anyways… let’s chat about this DIY!
If you’ve been following Lemon Thistle for a long time, you might remember this wooden pennant that I made. I love that thing but being able to make a wooden pennant without pulling out any power tools? That’s a win to me! This wooden pennant from Walnut Hollow is the perfect starter for this craft… and can we talk about that border? I love how it gives the whole pennant a kind of 3D look to it! I pained it black to really help it pop- I’m so glad I did- I think it really finishes the piece.
Okay… let’s talk about the DIY! This one’s really simple and I’m sure you can piece it together for yourself- but I do have a few tips.
For the lettering- I practiced on paper before lettering. I wanted it to be suited for a kids room, so didn’t want it to be ‘perfect’ but more organic. If you want it to be really clean and perfect, you could stencil your lettering instead. My paint marker of choice is a Montana Marker because it covers on the first coat.
For the border of the sign, I just painted using an acrylic craft paint. My biggest tip here is to use a flat brush instead of a round one and to avoid dragging your brush over the edges so you don’t end up with drips down the side. Also… that’s a tile I’m using for my paint brush and marker. I’m loving tiles for my paint palettes lately! They wash up so easily and when it comes to paint markers, it’s easy to press down and get the paint flowing.
If you make mistakes or change your mind on what you’d like it to say in a month or two… you can use a fine grit sand paper to take off the paint and start over!
I love how much of a blank slate this project is. You could change it up to suit your style. One that I’d love to try is stained wood with white lettering… maybe for holiday gifting! I’d love to hear what you’d put on yours!
You can grab the pennants that I used on the Walnut Hollow website and if you’re Canadian like me, you can still totally order, but you just need to call and they can submit it for ya! (800.395.5995). Happy crafting, friends!