DIY simple pattern paper pennant banners. Customize for any season, them or occasion. This party decor is fun to make and looks great hanging!
The other day I went into work and my coworker Donna had the cutest banner hanging at her desk. After talking to her about it I realized what an easy banner this is to put together. My favorite part about this fall paper banner is that it is really 2 banners, but the small triangle banner is actually the triangles cut out of the larger flags – so smart!
So let me show you how easy it was so you can make your own banner.
The first thing you need to do is select your paper. I wanted to go with a fall theme, but you could easily pick pattern paper for any theme like birthday, spring or Christmas.
The larger flags are 4 x 6 inches, so the first step is cutting the paper into 4-inch strips with a paper trimmer. The paper I used started out as 12 x 12 which means I could get 6, 4 x 6 squares out of one sheet.
Here are my 4 x 12 strips of paper.
Then I cut the 4 x 12 strips in half so they were 4 x 6 inches.
To make the dove tail or the flagged end of the square I measured up 2 inches and put a mark in the very center. Then from each corner I cut in towards the dot. That left me with a perfect triangle. Make sure you keep the triangle pieces!
Here are all of the flag pieces once they are cut out.
For this next step, I used a sewing machine, but you could always just glue the string to the flags if you don’t have a sewing machine.
I really wish that I had an awesome mantel to hang my banners from but since I don’t I guess the entry way into my kitchen from the living room will have to do.
I love how they add a fun touch of fall decorating in the house, and I will leave it up until I start decorating for Christmas.
Where will you hang your banner?