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Vintage-Inspired DIY Pennant

Image Source: Lily Glass | Babble
Image Source: Lily Glass | Babble

I’m not a big sports fan, but I do have a soft spot for the old paraphernalia. It takes all my self-control to resist buying those fantastic worn pennants boasting a team I’ve never even heard of.

So I did the next best thing and recreated my own version. It’s a fun way to add some vintage flare to your home, with a sweet phrase or special nickname in this no-sew DIY Felt Pennant. I hung a couple in my little girl’s bedroom much to her delight (her favorite was the “sweet dreams” flag).

DIY Pennant

Supplies

  • Felt, pre-cut or by the yard (at least 12 x 16″ per pennant)
  • Scissors
  • 3 yards flat trim (about 1/4″ wide), gold or cream
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Starch and iron (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut a long tapered triangle about 16 inches across.

    Image Source: Lily Glass
    Image Source: Lily Glass
  2. Cut four small pieces from the same color, each 1 x 4″ for the ties. If your fabric is especially flimsy, you can starch and iron it before adding the letters.

    Image Source: Lily Glass
    Image Source: Lily Glass
  3.  Use a pencil to lightly sketch the letters onto the felt, then trace with the hot glue, adhering the trim one or two letters at a time.
    Image Source: Lily Glass
    Image Source: Lily Glass

    Try to keep the trim flat and flush against the material for the strongest bond and best look.

    Image Source: Lily Glass
    Image Source: Lily Glass
  4. Finally, glue two ties to the front, about 2 inches from the top and bottom corners. Then glue the final two ties on the same spot on the back of the pennant.

    Image Source: Lily Glass
    Image Source: Lily Glass
  5. To display, tie and hang on the wall or use a couple of push pins to display your sweet message upright.
    Image Source: Lily Glass
    Image Source: Lily Glass

     

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