Tonight I wanted to give you a peek at a pretty paper pennant garland that I made as a summer decoration for a little get-together we had at our home that involved copious amounts of lobster (mmmmm).
First, though, can you believe that its going to be August in just a couple of days? I don’t know about you, but I feel like we’ve only started with summer entertaining / socializing and summer is already at the half-way point.
Well, if you need a little pop of whimsy to keep your summer mood in check, you might like this project. It’s so simple and inexpensive, yet adds such punch of happiness. It’s a great decoration for a summer patio party, and one that you can continue to use any time of year for special occasions.
All you need to make this is:
- 4-6 pieces of 12×12 scrapbook paper / cardstock. (Each pieces yields 3 triangles)
- About 8 feet of twine or ribbon (to hang them on)
- Embellishments of your choice; I used sequin and felt adhesive ones
- A hole punch and scissors; preferably pinking shears
Next, run your twine or ribbon through the back or the first pennant. Keep adding pennants in this fashion until you have the length you want. I used 12 pennants on mine. Finally, add some pretty embellishments. I used some summery, self-adhesive felt/sequined shapes that I found for a steal. But anything that tickles your fancy, like die cut letters, would be great too.
When it was finished, I hung it in our dining room where all the kids ate their meal.
It just added a little extra fun to the summer theme I had going on with the colorful tableware.
It looks even more sparkly and pretty when its hung outside on the patio in the sun…
But, alas, I now have other plans for it that have something to do with this ongoing room makeover project that I first told you about a couple of weeks ago (see Bright, Fun Duvet Cover & a New Craft Project!) …
Stay tuned for more on that project soon!
Until next time,
I’m sharing this easy little project at my favorite linky party: