DIY Burlap Pennant Flag Banner


A few weeks ago, my amazing husband made this awesome pallet American flag. (I helped paint it. Hence, why all 50 stars are not present. I didn’t do that on purpose. I simply ran out of room. Oops!) Well, the pallet flag looked a little bare on our wall. So, I decided to make a burlap pennant banner to make things look more cozy. It’s super easy, and I’m going to show you how you can make your own pennant banner!

Things you will need:

~ Burlap (I used about 1/4 yard for mine.)
~ Pennant Template (I created one on my computer, using Word and inserting a triangle shape.
Then i added lines for a fold-over edge. Make sure your template is big enough for your letters.)
~ Letter Stencils
~ Twine (I found this roll of twisted jute for less than $2 in the hardware section of Walmart.)
~ Scissors
~ Marker
~ Hot Glue Gun
~ Craft Paint
~ Brush or Sponge Brush

1. Using the marker, trace your pennant template on the burlap. Do this for however many letters you will be doing for your banner.


2. Cut out your pennants. Be sure to cut inside of the marker tracings, so that you don’t see any of the marker on the edges.


3. Line up your letter stencils on each pennant however you want them, and (using your paint and brush) paint the letters on the pennants.



4. Now it’s time for the gluing. Grab as much of your twine as you need. (Keep in mind how much you’ll need on the edges, to hang your banner.)


5. Turn your letters over, as you’ll be gluing from the back. I started with the middle letter of my banner and worked outward. That way I could start gluing in the middle of the twine as well, ensuring that I would have an even amount of twine on both ends.

6. Run a line of glue along the widest edge of the top of your pennant, and then quickly lay down your twine.



7. Glue the section of burlap above the twine and press it down over the twine. (Unless you’re a super person, you will most likely burn your fingers, as the hot glue will come through the burlap. I’m not a super person. I have the burns on my fingers to prove it.)



8. Finish gluing all your letters to the twine.


And it’s ready to hang!



My husband made those stars that you see our banner hanging from.


I made a star stencil for him (using Word again). Using a jigsaw, he cut the stars out of some scrap wood and spray-painted them dark blue. We then hot-glued the twine to the back of the stars and hung them on the wall with command strips.

What do you think?


Now I feel like I need to put something under the flag, so I’ve been brainstorming about that. Good gracious, this mind never stops!

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