Creating Christmas decor is one of the things I look forward to when it comes to this season. Today, I wanted to create a fun pennant banner for my front door as well as a pennant banner for my husband’s work space to encourage him to be more festive. These banners were assembled in little time and with a wine bag too! Check out this pennant banner tutorial and make one for yourself too!
- Wine Bag
- Pompom Trim
- Heat transfer vinyl or Iron-on Letters
- Hem Tape or Fabric Glue
- Yarn in your Color of Choice
- Jute Twine
- Wooden Dowels
- Glue Gun
Cut your banner to size. If you don’t have any canvas fabric laying around, be creative! Use a canvas tote or something similar. For mine, I used a wine bag, and it was the perfect size for the banner I wanted to make. If you are using a similar wine bag, turn it inside out and cut the sewn seams.
Fold the edges of the banner and use hem tape to secure, or if you are feeling extra productive you can sew it as well for a cleaner finish.
Cut off the excess fabric using a pair of scissors carefully.
Now it’s time for the design! Use iron-on letters for a more modern take on the banner or use a die-cut design of your choosing if you have an electronic die-cutter. Psst, if you love the Merry & Bright design, download that here! Please note the file is for personal use only.
Iron your design down, making sure to use enough pressure to secure your design. Once adhered, peel off the carrier sheet.
To assemble your banner, use a hot glue gun to fold the top part to create a pocket for the dowel.
Add some fun embellishments like a pom pom trim – I used a festive red to trim the bottom edge of my banner.
I also added handmade tassels as well – here’s an easy way to create tassels yourself!
Secure the tassels on the dowel with some hot glue.
Finally, attach the jute hanger with hot glue as well. A thicker twine would be best. And you are done!
It literally takes minutes to whip up this festive pennant banner tutorial! Customize it with your own saying, add different embellishments or paint the fabric for a pop of color.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.