DIY Paper Pennant/Bunting Banner

Yesterday I showed you my little entryway makeover.

yellow entryway after

I wanted to add some fun, fresh happy color using things I already had in the house.  I have paper.  Lots and lots of paper… So, I made my first pennant banner.  I started looking up tutorials, but sort of just did it in the end.  Here’s how I did.

1.  Cut a piece of lightweight string 61 inches.  Fold it in half and knot the two cut ends.

2.  Using 3 pieces of coordinating 12 x 12 pieces of scrapbooking paper, cut each piece to measure 8 x 12.

coordinating paper

3.  Fold each piece, then, so that it will measure 4 x 12.

fold in half

Cutting at the folded area, cut again at 4 inches.  Now you should have pieces that are 4 x 4 when folded.


4.  Mark at the unfolded part 2 inches over, and cut to form a triangle.

cut lines

5.  Once all your triangles are cut, arrange them with the string on the inside of the folded triangles. {You will have a few extra triangles.}

arrange on string

6.  Tape with double-sided tape.

tape down

7.  Using your computer printer {or alphabet stamp set, if you have one}, print out the letters you’d like to use.  I then punched mine out with a scallop circle punch and taped them to the front.


8.  I attached the string to the wall with thumbtacks, and covered them with some knotted ribbon.

finished banner

That’s it!

Linking to:  Chic on a Shoestring, Sugar Bee Crafts

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  1. Working on making one for my best friends baby shower…question though, what size scallop punch did you use?

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