Fall is the perfect season to have a wedding outdoors. It’s not too hot, not too cold and the color changing leaves will make any outdoor venue look magnificent. When having your ceremony and/or reception outside, there plenty of room for decorations. One easy DIY decoration to hang in the trees is pennants. Here is an easy way to make paper pennants as a decoration.
Here are the items you need: cardstock paper, packaging tape, a ruler, ribbon, a pencil (and eraser!) and scissors.
First measure 8 inches on one side of the paper. I got a booklet of the cardstock paper with 60 designs you have plenty of designs to choose. The cardstock booklet is easily found in Michael’s and the best part, I got the booklet 50% off!!! Start at the edge of the square so you don’t waste too much paper. Mark where the 8 inch mark reaches on the paper.
Then draw a line from the edge, angling as it reaches the opposite end of the suar. Repeat this step at the 8 inch marker line. Make sure these angled lines connect at the very end of the paper. By now it should look you have just drawn a long triangle
Now it’s time to cut out the pennant!!
Repeat this step until you have the amount of pennants you need to put together. It’s best to use your first pennant and trace the outline so all the pennants have the same shape.
We’re almost there! Now it’s time for the ribbon. First, you should leave a couple of feet of ribbon in order to tie the ribbon around objects like a tree.
Next is to align the pennant on the ribbon. Make sure you flip the pennant around so you’re looking at the blank side. In order to tape the pennant on the ribbon, the pennant needs to be a few centimeters above the ribbon.
Now it’s time to tape it on!
Align the next pennant right next to them, allowing the edges touch each other, then tape it on. Repeat this step until all the pennants are taped on. As you could see, I was running out of room on my couch…
Tadah!! You have now made pennants!
Hope you enjoyed reading how to make pennants from scratch. Decorations like pennants can help add extra color to your wedding, or any occasion. If you loved learning how to make pennants, check out Posh Bridal Lounge for more DIY ideas!