Hey guys! I’m back today with seriously one of my favorite projects EVER – this DIY Pennant Garland Banner! (say that three times fast …)
Ok, let me give you a quick back story on this. So, I was at Pottery Barn Kids the other day looking around and I saw these really cute pennant garlands everywhere. They had them strung up on the wall, over cute framed prints and draped over the beds. These garlands looked amazing and added so much to the decor. I immediately became obsessed with them but not so much with the $40 price tag. Are you kidding me?
I’ve come up with an easy and inexpensive DIY project to make these pennant garlands. I made one for my son Tyler’s room but I kid you not – I want them everywhere!
Let’s get our materials gathered up and we’ll get started …
- Felt Squares or a Piece of Felt – I used this pack of felt squares. I love the colors and it made it really easy to cut out triangle shapes and keep them all pretty evenly sized.
- Sewing Machine and thread of choice (I used white) or Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Clothesline Rope
- Sharp scissors – just bought these fabric scissors and I am in love. They cut through fabric like buttah
Tutorial for DIY Pennant Garland Banner
As a side note before we begin – this cotton clothesline is quickly becoming a go to in my DIY projects. For less than two Starbucks coffees – I’ve made rope baskets, hand towels with hanging loops and now this pennant garland. I mean – talk about a crazy good craft material!
- Step #1 : Start off by choosing the colors you want from the felt squares. I wanted muted boy colors – so I went with blues, greens, grays, oranges and black. But that’s the great thing about this project – you get to choose whatever colors you want. Go hog wild! Or keep it monochromatic with black and white. Or go all black for a Scandinavian look. All white would be so pretty and sweet in a nursery. Sky’s the limit.
- Step #2 : Once you have your colors chosen, cut out your pennant triangle shapes. My triangles ended up being 3.5 inches from the top to the bottom point. But you can make them as big or small as you want.
- Step #3 : Use your pins to attach each pennant to the cotton rope. I left about an inch space between each pennant. I also started the pennants about 3 inches in from the beginning of the rope. I wanted to leave a little bit of overhang there and give myself room to hang it up. 4
- Step #4 : Now you are going to carefully sew your pennants to the rope. You will need to guide your rope through the machine slowly by gently pulling it through. If not, it might get stuck in place.
- If you are using hot glue – then just hot glue each one to the cotton rope – be careful not to burn yourself. (I’ve been there.)
- Step #5 : Hang up your new pennant garland! Guys – is this not so cute?
You could make several of these diy pennant garland banners out of the materials. So before you hand over that credit card at Pottery Barn – think about this DIY project. You can totally do this and your kids will love it!
Until next time!