Thursday, April 11, 2013

Friday's Favs....Fabric Pennant Garland

I've got another one of my quick and easy, "third grade level crafting skills"
 projects to share with you!
It hangs on the entry hall wall that leads into the living room.
I wanted to add some spring color and cheer to it,
so I made this quick and easy fabric pennant garland.

First I made a quick run into JoAnn's Fabrics, armed with my coupons.
I picked out my first fabric,  with it's cherry little birds and flowers.
Then I picked out some red fabric with dots and some patterned aqua blue fabric.
I bought 1/3 yard of each and, with my coupons, spent about four dollars total.

To make the pennant garland I made a card stock template of a triangle with a three inch base.
I folded the fabric in half and ironed it smooth.
Placing the template with the base side on the folded edge of the fabric I cut out the triangles.
(This way your garland looks great from the front or the back.)

I used baker's twine that I already had to hang the pennants.
Simply sandwich the twine in the fold between the front side and back side of the triangle adding a couple of small dots of glue with your glue gun to keep it in place.
Decide how far apart you want your pennants from one another, (in my case about 3 1/2"), and then just alternate the colors....bird fabric, red fabric, aqua fabric...being sure to leave at least a 6 to 8 inch "tail" of twine at the beginning and end so you can hang your garland.

I chose to use my pennant garland to add some spring color to my old drying rack photo display.
But this colorful, inexpensive, easy and fun to make pennant garland can be used to add color and cheer...
to your child's bedroom,
your kitchen window,
over a mirror,
to decorate for a birthday party or baby shower,
anywhere your heart desires!
Of course, you can make it as long as your heart desires or make the pennants bigger as well.

Easy, quick and inexpensive, yet cute and cheerful.
Now that's my kind of crafting!

Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!

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  1. Oh Gosh Elizabeth .. you made that so simple ..I would say third grade at all I would say you made it a much simpler project than I would have ..LOL ! I love it ! and now I know when I want to make simple prop pennants just exactly how to do it ..Looks so adorable !

    Have a Lovely weekend .

    1. Yay, Sara! So glad I could be of help with my grade school skills!!!

  2. Adorable and easy! I love JoAnn Fabrics and their coupons! I will be trying this one. Found you at the Adorned From Above blog party....following you now via GFC and Pinterest. I would love for you to visit my blog

  3. Your pennant is so cute, Elizabeth! Easy and quick works for me.
    Mary Alice

    1. Mary Alice, you're always so encouraging to me!

  4. Love the fabrics you chose, perfect!

  5. Elizabeth,
    What a darling update to your already cute photo board. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment on my question:)


  6. Third grade crafts are just my speed! :-) Looks cute! Thanks for sharing.

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