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.