MAKE: DIY Pennant Flags

Hi there! It’s Melyssa from The Nectar Collective. Today, I have a super easy and inexpensive DIY project that is perfect for fun home decor, parties, and even kids craft projects. Growing up, my family’s home had lots of pennant flags adorned on our walls — mostly for athletic teams. As cute as the flags were, I was never that into sports. Instead, this take on pennant flags offers up a cute alternative that you can totally make your own!

The supplies are very cheap. All you need is some felt, glue (I used fabric glue, but craft glue would work just fine!), scissors, and a marker (not pictured). You can also buy long wooden dowels if you’d like to turn your pennants into real flags, too.

To create your triangular shapes, fold your felt in half, into a rectangle. Then, cut from one corner to the opposite corner. Ta-da!

Once you’re done with that, use your marker to write out your words on your other felt pieces. Cut them out and glue them on your triangular shapes. You’re done! Since they’re so lightweight, I just added some duct tape to the back of my flags and stuck them on the wall.

I chose some happy exclamations, since I seem to say them more than actual words these days. The beauty of this project is that it’s super versatile — you could spell out someone’s name for cute birthday party decor, write the names of your favorite foods to spice up your kitchen, or be like me and use whatever silly words pop into your head. Have fun with it! 🙂

What would you write on your pennant flags?!

Melyssa is a graphic designer and blogger hailing from the mean streets of Orange County, California. You can usually find her on her blog, The Nectar Collective, where she uncovers positive vibes, spreads creativity, and talks about her corgi more than most people talk about their children. She also spends entirely too much time on Twitter, so you might as well say hello! @nectarcollect.

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