You already know of my love for simple fall decorating, so today I decided I’d share this tutorial for a super-easy, really inexpensive fall pennant banner. This banner couldn’t be any simpler but it really adds that fall touch to the huge mirror in our living room, which I love. In the mood to get a little crafty without too much work? Well then, this is the project for you!
One of my favorite parts about this banner is you can pretty much make it from anything you have on hand. So, do a little searching, and I bet you can make one without heading out the door to go shopping at all.
What You’ll Need
- Paper (I used leftover paper grocery bags, but you could use Kraft paper, scrapbook paper, or whatever you have on hand.
- Twine, ribbon, etc. (I used leftover jute.)
- Leaves, ribbon, or other “extra” decorative items (I added the leaves and ribbon to tie my banner in with the rest of my fall décor, but the banner is just as cute without it.)
- Permanent Marker
- Hole Punch
Am I right, or did you have all of that on hand? With materials like that, you know this project has to be easy.
- You’ll want to start by creating a “template” for each pennant. I just printed a quick little triangle to use, but you could just as easily freehand this or cut the corner off of a large sheet of paper to get your desired shape.
- Once you’ve created your template and cut it out, trace it onto the paper you plan to use for the banner. (You’ll want to trace with pencil or pen, so your line is thinner for cutting.) I made mine say “Give Thanks” so I traced 10 triangles, but go without whatever harvest saying you like. Other cute ones might be “Happy Fall, Y’all, Harvest Blessings, or Autumn Blessings.”
- The next couple of steps you can do in any order, but I found it was easier to write on my pennants before I cut them (probably because I used grocery bags) so that is the order I used. Write your saying on the pennants, one letter on each triangle. Use the permanent marker to write or trace over the pencil/pen, so your letters are easier to see.
- Cut out each triangle and hole punch both corners.
- Based on the length of your saying, measure the twine or ribbon you need. (I just eyeballed mine.) I do suggest doing a separate length of twine for each word, so it is easier to hang your banner; however, you could do one long banner particularly if you are using a shorter phrase.
- Thread each of the pennants onto the twine/ribbon and add any extra leaves or decorations.
- Trim any excess twine or ribbon and then knot the ends so they don’t unravel.
- Hang your banner and enjoy!
I told you this was an easy project. But, like I said, it just adds that special touch of character to any fall décor. So, what are you waiting for? Go make your fall banner!