I’m always coming up with ideas for printables to share with my readers and this is one of those crafts that I forced myself to find time to make so it was available on the blog (before school starts this fall). I had this crazy idea to create a free printable first day and last day of school bunting while putting the kids to bed and managed to have it designed and made before I headed to bed myself – that’s how excited I was about sharing with my readers, hahaha!
The next morning I bribed the kids (with cracker candy) to take pictures in the back yard so I could post the FREE printable bunting asap 🙂 I already had this “Summer is Over” free printable sign available so I kinda outdid myself by making one more this year!
I designed the bunting to include extra numbers for the next few years (2017, 2018, 2019).
I figure by then our kids will be sick of me taking their picture on the first day, lol. If not, I’ll be sure to update this post in 2020 with more flags (OMG I can’t even think about that far into the future!).
I also included extra flags with letters “L” and “A” so you can take “FIRST DAY” and “LAST DAY” pictures.
I know – I’m totally awesome, right? 🙂 Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? I’m sure there are similar printable signs out there but I have not seen a bunting like this.
Feel free to print as many as you like or share with your teacher friends or your child’s teachers. This would look great in a classroom or on a classroom door too 🙂
Hang on a fence (like we did), on your front door, over a fireplace, on a front porch or wherever you want to take pictures. Or you can also ask your child(ren) to hold the bunting in the picture as a photo prop.
To make the small chalkboard frame you need:
- Small picture frames (the ones pictured are from the dollar store)
- Chalkboard vinyl or chalk paint (I used chalkboard vinyl)
- Chalk (the chalkboard vinyl comes with free chalk!)
- Remove the glass from the picture frame.
- Cut the chalkboard vinyl to size the back of the picture frame.
- Attach the chalkboard vinyl to the flat side of the back of the picture frame (the part that is usually cardboard and has a stand or hooks). If you are using chalk paint, just paint it instead (you probably need a few coats) and let dry.
- Attach everything back together. Now you have a small chalkboard frame!
Grab the Free Printable First and Last Day of School Bunting!
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