Eager to move on from the candy-induced coma of Halloween, we’ve moved on to one of my favorites – Thanksgiving.
I’m always admiring pennant banners on the blogs we follow, they run a muck on Etsy in some killer designs, but I’ve never attempted one myself.
Now Carin is the more “crafty” one of our twosome – I’m the techie, so this is stretching my skill set a bit. But that’s exactly what we are hoping to encourage others to do. Go out, get inspired, be creative, step out of your comfort zone, and try something new in your own homes.
FYI: This is not a tutorial. Google “Pennant Banner Instructions” and you can find some great information.
After selecting some fall-like fabric and breaking out some printable iron-on sheets, I got busy.
Simply put: I cut. And cut. And cut. And then yelled at my kids to kindly remove their fingers from the cutting mat because I was STILL cutting, and I would continue to cut whatever came between me and those triangles.
Cutting out the white fabric was easy. Circle. Circle. Circle. But cutting out the iron on letters I printed did not-a-thing to improve my mood.
Then I glued. Because my sewing skills are…lacking. But WE are working to improve those skills ASAP. As soon as I find my sewing machine. More on that later.
I glued the triangles on some bias tape and let it dry.
I love how it looks and have received lots of compliments on it. It could definitely be improved by having sewn the entire thing. But for now, this works. And I really did enjoy some hands-on goodness and getting the heck off of the computer!
If you’ve made your own banner – link it up!