I simply adore the Build-A-Banner Simply Created Kit (#133507), which also has refill canvas paper pennants and jute cord in the Build-A-Banner Simply Created Refill Kit (#132699). The Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit (#133795) is actually a nice addition. The chalkboard pennants are made from chalkboard-coated chipboard and they and the paper pennants are 4” x 6”. The canvas paper pennants are 5” x 7”, so they can easily be inter-mixed!
I made use of the stencils in the Build-A-Banner Kit to chalk “back to school” on the chalkboard pennants. One tip, which is in the directions that come included, is to coat the chalkboard side by sliding a piece of chalk (on its side) over the surface, then erasing the chalk. This will keep the pennants looking like chalkboard, not Basic Black Card Stock. Be sure to use the included piece of chalk. It isn’t coated on the outside like so many “dust-free” chalk pieces. If you need more, hunt the non-dust-free kind. Sidewalk chalk may fill the bill if the other is hard to find.
The great thing about the Chalkboard Banner Kit is that you can use it over and over. Imagine chalking a row or two of stripes or dots with colored chalk, then adding the letters. When you’re ready to change you can clean the banners with a chalkboard eraser, paper towel, or damp cloth. If you use the damp cloth, be sure the banners dry thoroughly before you store them or chalk on them again.
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