pennant diy

DIM (did it myself) “Just Married” Pennant Banner

pennant diy

So here’s the best part.

I have NO idea when I’m actually getting married.

Not on purpose.  I wish it was over with already . . .

Nontheless, I have my “Just Married” pennant ready for a picture afterwards and maybe even to hang wherever we end up for the reception.

It was super quick and super easy, so I thought I would share in case you have any birthday parties, baby showers or like me, a possible wedding, coming up this spring season.

 

What you’ll need:

12×12 Scrapbooking paper, one sided is perfect because the paper will be folded and you won’t see the back

Solid colored paper

Glue stick

Yarn, string, dental floss or whatever you would like to use to string everything together

X-acto knife and straight edge ruler

Computer and Printer (optional)

 

The first thing I did was to pick my patterns. (Ugh, this picture is AWFUL! My apologies . . )

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I had a pad of scrap booking paper, so the four colourful papers were co-ordinating and the navy with dots was my accent color. The number of sheets you will need depends on what message you are creating.

Next I needed to cut my paper to size.  Cut each 12″x12″ piece to 12″x81/4″.  (Keep the extra piece of paper, I will have another tutorial coming up for a neat, and co-ordinated, party idea.)

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Next, you’re going to want to fold up the corners creating a point on the longest side, as though you are making a paper plane.

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And now fold the corners in towards the middle.

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Fold the top down to cover the meet the folds in the middle.

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Lovely!  See, the white backside of the paper is completely covered! Score!

Do this for however many letters you plan on having in your message.  I like to go over each fold with a rounded hard surface like the top of a permanent marker lid or those bone folding tools, just make sure it’s clean.

Now arrange the the lil’ pennants in the order in which you would like them to appear.

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It’s time to make your letters and/or symbols.  You can really accomplish this step in a variety of different ways.  I just found a font that suited my theme online, downloaded it and printed it.  I chose to print my letters in navy blue to pick up on the navy and polka dot accent paper I chose.  Because my style with this pennant is casual, I cut out the letter by hand.  If you are so lucky to own a Cricut or other dye cutting machine, you have the power . . .  so use it!  After your words are organized and cut, stick the letters and/or symbols on each pennant with a gluestick.  Take care to make sure that the characters are centered from one pennant to the next.

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And that’s it!  We’ll just get them strung and stuck.

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I inserted my needle and string 1/2″ from the top of the finished pennant OR 1/2″ from the crease when the pennant is unfolded.

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Run it through the back of the pennant and out the other side.

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Now glue the sucker closed!  Coat the entire inside with glue and shut it up . . . or down!

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FIN.

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I found that the pennants curled slightly, so I just took it down, folded it up and let it sit underneath a heavy book for a few days.

That was it, so simple.

Now if only planning my wedding were this easy.

Stay tuned for the part deux, when we make something super fly from the off cut of paper!  I’m not gonna tell you what it is though, you have to wait. (muah ha ha ha!)

Cheers.

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