DIY: Pennant and Flower Banner

Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere,

One of my favorite things to do is make my own decorations for parties, events, etc.

Recently, we had a party at work that required such a thing. As such, I thought it would be a good opportunity to put my crafty skills to work.

My first attempt at some sort of decorative streamer was a ring streamer made of red and pink paper. While it was pretty cute, I knew I could do better. Since I have been wanting to try to make a pennant banner for quite a while now, I thought I would give it a shot.

After hours of (fun) work, this is what I came up with…..

If you would like to make one of your own… Here’s how.

DIY: Pennant and Flower Banner

Supplies:

  • 12×12 scrapbooking paper (cut into a pennant shape 10 x 12 triangle)
  • Book pages and other random paper cut into heart and flower shapes
  • scissors (regular and/or decorative edge)
  • Adhesives-glue sticks and tape
  • drinking straws (about 8 straws)
  • butcher’s twine or string
  • pipe cleaners/chenille sticks (Optional, but very useful!)

Step-By-Step Procedure:

Step 1: Make a template for pennant shapes by taking one piece of 12 x 12 paper and folding the sides in.

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Step 2: Make the Pennants! Take 6 sheets of 12×12 scrapbooking paper and cut them into pennant shapes using the template. Decorate your pennants using scraps of paper, stickers and other decorative elements, etc. (Tip: Be careful not to make them too heavy.) Fold down about a half an inch from the top of each pennant and glue the straws into the creases. Use tape to fasten the straws into place.

Step 3: Make the Flowers! Create 6 paper flowers by layering pieces of scrapbook paper and book pages. Take 2 of your drinking straws and cut them into thirds. Tape one shortened straw behind each flower. This is how you will string the flowers onto the banner.

Step 4: String your pennants and flowers onto a large line of butcher’s twine or string in an alternating fashion.  (Tip: I’ve found that this process is a lot easier if you tie a pipe cleaner/ chenille stick to the end of the string.)

Step 5: Hang it up and enjoy the compliments! (Seriously, this thing is very cute!) 🙂

 That’s all for now!

-Audrey

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8 thoughts on “DIY: Pennant and Flower Banner

    1. Trust me, you don’t need little ones to throw a party. I myself do not have little ones, and yet I find any excuse to make decorations such as these. 🙂 This particular banner was for a work party. Try it….and party… just because! 🙂

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