Last year I never got around to making a pennant banner to hang up for Christmas. I had made one for fall that I loved but then I simply ran out of time to make any more. This year, I was super tempted to just buy the one I've had pinned from Etsy but I already had all the stuff to make it myself so I just couldn't rationalize it to myself. :) I took advantage of all the time I was nursing and got the most time intensive part of the craft out of the way and the rest is easy.
Here was my inspiration:
And here are the steps I followed to make my own. Using a template of cardstock, I traced out the shape onto the burlap and cut out the triangles for the pennant. From here, you could hot glue it straight to the twine but I wanted to be able to adjust mine so I hand-stitched it onto the twine. That would be the part that took a bit of time, but its really not too bad.
Next I selected a font and enlarged it to 300% before printing it out. I placed the burlap over top of the letters and traced it on to the burlap with a light colored pen. Next I traced over top with my chosen color of choice and filled it in.
I then traced over the letter with glue and sprinkled glitter over the top (I found this looked more rich and colorful than the colored glitter glues).
The lighting is rather poor where we have this hung so it was difficult to get a good shot, but I've gotten so many compliments on it! It sparkles beautifully when the Christmas lights are one.