I love pennants! Especially strung together in a banner. They have been quite popular for a while now, but I’ve just been to lazy to try to work them in around here. Better late than never, right?!?
To give the whole story on this, I should backtrack to Christmas. I decided to turn an antique mirror frame into a card holder at the front door. The frame originally went with a dresser that belonged to my great grandmother, but we were not using it. It fit perfectly over the chair rail in the entry, so I just added some picture hanging wire to the back and chicken wire in the mirror opening. And there, you have it, a card holder. Easy peasy!
Took the picture at night. Sorry about that.
For Valentine’s Day decor, I decided to make a cute pennant banner like I’ve seen all over Pinterest. For the pennant shape, I just googled “free pennant pattern” and found one I liked. It looked like this (sorry I don’t remember site).
I used the measurement line to cut it down to the size I wanted. Then it was just a matter of choosing my papers from what I had on hand, tracing the pattern on the back of each paper & cutting everything out. Once it was cut, I pinned the pennants up to figure out placement and how many I would actually need.
I knew I wanted the word “love” on it & thought I had some stickers in my stash that would work. No deal. Oh, I have LOTS of letter stickers, just not the right size. And I didn’t want to spend any money on this project. I decided to just print the letters from Word in a font I liked and cut them out. Of course, I wanted them to be black and my black ink decided to run out. So, I printed the letters in blue & went over them with a Sharpie before cutting them out and gluing them on the pennants. A little fuzzy yarn & it’s all done!
I added some pics of our girls to fill up the space. And because they’re cute. They have had much fun looking at pics from their younger years!
Sharing this (free) project at 52 Mantels & Little Inspiration.