Colorful DIY Pennant Garland (Summer Decorating)

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
All you have to do is cut 3 triangles out of each piece of paper.  To make it easier, I cut a 6″ x 9″ triangle template, and then traced it out 3 times on each piece.  Then I punched the top corners of each triangle.  I know, I know; it’s truly rocket science. ;-)

summer decorating pennant

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,

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