My friend Sarah created an awesome pennant banner for her Husband Reid’s 30th birthday and I just instantly fell in love. This winter I plan to make many for various holidays but since time was a ticking and we were having some guests over for dinner a few weekends ago I knew I needed to get cracking on a holiday one!
I drew a few pennants before I came up with a size and shape I liked – think about how many letters you will need to fit and how wide your mantel is to decide how big to make them.
Once that’s done pin the two sides of your pennant (i.e. two pieces of green fabric) wrong sides together
Make sure the right side of the fabric is showing on the front and the back!
I also realized as I went along that it’s helpful to start in the top corner for the same reason – it will get hidden when you sew it into the binding
I chose contrasting fabric for two end pieces. At first I was going to alternate red and green letters but I ended up doing all green letters and then using this red fabric as the end.
The red strip is pre-made binding that I bought at Jo-Anne’s (it’s stocked near the zipper section). I didn’t take a picture before I sewed (still new to this DIY picture taking!!) but basically you just open the binding, slip the letters in, and then pin it to hold in place.
I didn’t cut off the excess of the binding but just let it hang down on either side of the mantle so that it will fit different spaces (thanks to Sarah for that tip!)
Now that you’re on the edge of your seat I’m going to make you wait….holiday decor pictures including the finished pennant banner coming tomorrow 🙂