{Avalon} Easy DIY Decor: Pennant Banner | The Budget Savvy Bride
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I grew up with an intense arts and crafts room in my house, so I am always intrigued by a crafty challenge. While my curiosity far exceeds my capabilities, I still like to try my hand at what I can.

Being I am writing to you here, I think it is safe to say that we love wedding blogs. Am I right? When I got engaged I started with theKnot.com and then I happily expanded my horizons onto bigger and better things. I eventually had to start a google document to keep track of all the links to beautiful inspiration that I came across [I definitely recommend doing this!].

From the very beginning I knew I wanted to have a rustic/casual/indie wedding [how vague do those words sound?]. I wanted lots of cute and unique touches with the homespun feeling New England always offers as well as my own twist.

I quickly found the perfect harmony of these components in an adorable reception decoration; the pennant banner!

Unfamiliar? Familiarize!

Here with a lot of different fabrics acting as wall/window decoration.


Here actings as the dessert table decor


Here with stamped letters, how cute!


After seeing all of these pictures I quickly determined I could very easily figure this specific crafty decoration out. I popped over to my local Jo-Ann Fabrics and picked out two different bolts of fabric that would coordinate with my grey and yellow color scheme. I randomly decided on a yard and a half of each color and I was merrily on my way!

Supplies: Sewing machine, iron, fabric, measuring tape, scissors, pins


With pencil in hand I marked out triangles that were 6.5″tall and 5″ wide on both selections of fabric. After that I cut a strip of fabric 1″ wide and as long as the fabric was cut [1.5 yards]. I carefully ironed the strip in half long ways, allowing for a crease to be formed to hold the tops of the triangles I had cut. I pinned each triangle, alternating colors, into the creased strip I had just made. ¬†Finally, I ran the pinned pennant banner through the sewing machine and VOILA! A beautiful pennant banner.


Completed banners!

Annndd a little more eye candy, I couldn't resist.

Easy Peasy right? It really didn’t take that long to figure out, and once I started I was on a roll. I was a pennant banner factory and caught up on missed television at the same time! I am definitely planning on a few more DIY projects and I can’t wait to let you guys know how they turn out!

Any DIY projects you’ve been working on?

    • Lucy
    • May 31st, 2011

    How fabulous! Over here in the UK bunting (at least that's what I know it as!!) has a long tradition of being around for weddings, celebrations, street parties etc- a lot of shops were selling it for the Royal wedding last year and my mother remembers when she was little that every time there was a jubilee, or a coronation, a wedding or a village fete in her village- out would come the same string of bunting!!
    It's lovely to see that you've had a go at making your own though- it can be so expensive to buy so I was thinking of trying to make my own, but unsure of how hard it would be!! You've inspired me that maybe it's not too bad after all!

  1. June 19th, 2011