I’ve probably mentioned here that I’m not a naturally gifted crafter. But I strive to be. I love to make things, and I love to make things that are free.
I’ve been seeing pennants popping up online that aren’t sports related : ones that include inspirational messages or song lyrics or anything else of the sort. One night, I was itching to make something (and in the mood to add to my happy little gallery wall), so I made this. It was super easy and super free (as I already had the supplies), and it adds a nice pop of yellow and fun to our wall. I didn’t take photos of the process, but it should be simple enough to follow. Here’s what I did:
1. Cut a piece of felt 12 inches long by 7 inches wide.
2. Decide on a phrase (my husband loves to shout this in moments of encouragement), use a stencil to trace the letters onto the felt, and cut out the letters. Tip: if you can, write the words backwards. After you cut out the letters, you can flip the felt over and not see any pen marks on the front.
3. Cut a wide triangle off the bottom of the felt.
4. Use a piece of twine or string (mine was 17 inches), make a loop, and tie a knot. Fold the top inch of the felt over the twine. I don’t know how to sew, and I’m lazy, so I honestly just taped the back of the felt over the twine using packing tape. You can sew it if you’re a professional. 😉
And I’ve said this before and will say it again: if I can do it, you can do it. Have fun picking whatever phrase your heart desires and whatever shape pennant you want. Happy crafting!