DIY Burlap Pennant Flag Banner

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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:

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~ 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.)

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8. Finish gluing all your letters to the twine.

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And it’s ready to hang!

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

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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?

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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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  • ntina nt

    It looks great, good job! I agree, it needs something under the flag too! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

    • We ended up putting another pallet project under the flag. It looks more complete now! 🙂