Homemade party pennants are super easy to make and coordinate to match any party theme! I made this cute flag banner in under an hour with just a few supplies; ribbon, cardstock, and patterned scrapbook paper. Once the party is over, you can hang your decorations in a child's room or in the playroom to brighten up an everyday space.
To start, I made a template by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting it at an angle, to make a uniform triangle.
The next step to making a DIY paper pennant banner is to create the triangle flags. I used spray adhesive to glue sheets of white card stock to the back of my scrapbook paper to make each flag more durable.
A paper cutter made it very easy to cut out each triangle, using my template as a guide. Spraying the spray adhesive into a box is an easy way to reduce the mess and avoid residue "overspray" left around the edges of the paper.
Next, I glued each reinforced patterned triangle to another piece of scrapbook paper, to make them double-sided.
I love how vibrant and varied the flags turned out. I tried to intermix coordinating colors with the cute printed patterns.
Are you more of a fan of solid colors? Check out our Neon Pennant Banner tutorial.
To create the pennant banner, simply glue each double sided flag to a long piece of ribbon. I used hot glue so I didn't have to wait for it to dry. Place a flag in between flags to measure an equal distance for each flag placement.
Homemade paper pennants make a very pretty decoration for a party or nursery. They are a fun way to add color in a minimalistic way, and they are very inexpensive to make if you happen to have patterned or solid colored paper lying around.
I hope you enjoy making these yourself! I used this paper pennant banner as the main decoration for my daughter's Tutu Tea Party to celebrate her first birthday. Now that I've made them, I can reuse them for numerous other occasions too!
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