We were pretty sparing with our Christmas decorations this year. Very often we buy a tacky red and green felt-backed tablecloth and keep it on the kitchen table all month as we are often crafting and cookie decorating in December. Gumdrop tree… nativities… a million funky kid-made ornaments and kitsch…But as our house is on the market, we want to keep things clean and relatively neutral.
But the chalkboard did not escape a little touch.
This scrap pennant has spent the past eleven months bunged into a Christmas decorations box, but it was so happy to see the light of day again. It was a super simple craft, made with the same scraps as our tree skirt and rag wreath. I do just love what you can do with a few good scraps!
To make it, I simply cut the scraps into triangles, then sewed them straight onto a long grosgrain ribbon…
Once the fabric was attached, I flipped the pieces all down to cover where the raw edges met the ribbon and then top-sewed them. This project almost couldn’t have been simpler!
I’ve swagged this across my fireplace mantle before, or across the front of the refinished buffet in the foyer.
But just draped over the corners, it was a perfect touch for the chalkboard this year and adds a lovely bit of Christmas color and cheer.