DIY Celebration Pennants

Throughout October I’m going to be taking some time off and have invited a handful of my favorite bloggers to join us. Today the awesome Clemence of Oh The Lovely Things is joining us and, in a word, I am pumped. Her blog is an everyday read for me, loaded with the loveliest finds in DIY projects, design and decor. Be sure to pay her a visit and say hi!

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Hello everyone! I’m Clemence from Oh The Lovely Things and I’m delighted to be popping in to share a little DIY project with you for your big day or any kind of celebration. I hope you’ll enjoy it! I recently attended a wedding where the guests were invited to wave small “Yay” flags as the newlyweds exited the church, and I fell madly in love with that idea. Don’t get me wrong, I will always love confetti. But these flags are so fun and versatile! They would also work great as a photo prop for the bride and groom, or for celebrating the newlyweds being pronounced husband and wife. Oh, and wouldn’t they be perfect for a graduation party too? So many fun ideas!

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Supplies -

  • Computer and inkjet printer
  • Sheet of cardstock (standard US Letter size)
  • Light or medium weight fabric (slightly larger than the sheet of cardstock)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Sticks (about 11” long)
  • Clean scrap paper (or anything else to protect your work surface)
  • Ribbon (optional)

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Step 1: Protect your work surface with a piece of clean scrap paper. Lay down a sheet of cardstock and spray adhesive over the whole surface of the sheet. Place your piece of fabric (pre-ironed) over the adhesive side of the cardstock and gently smooth with your hands until it’s wrinkle free.

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Step 2 : Wait a few minutes until it’s dry, then trim around the cardstock.

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Step 3 : Remove all paper from your printer’s paper feed tray, then load your fabric covered sheet of cardstock into the tray, with the fabric side facing the print direction of your printer. Most printers indicate that direction by arrows on the loading tray. If the sheet is inserted the wrong way, the print will appear on the cardstock instead of the fabric. Now download this free pdf, which includes four different font options for your pennants. Select the option you like best, then choose the highest quality print option, select the landscape orientation, mark the option to print the image to scale and print.

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Step 4 : After it prints, allow it about ten minutes to dry. Then cut along the horizontal line (the line that separates “Yay” from “Hooray”). Now peel the fabric off of the cardstock. The back of the fabric shouldn’t retain the sticky spray after you peel it off of the paper, but if it does, simply skip step 5. Pssst! You can use this method anytime you want to print on fabric!

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Step 5 : Lay down the piece of fabric on your work surface (protected with a piece of clean scrap paper), with the printed side facing down. Cover one half of the fabric and spray adhesive over the other half.

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Step 6 :  Place a stick (about 11” long)  on  the middle of the piece of fabric (along the vertical line). Fold the non-glued side of your  fabric down onto the sticky side. Gently smooth with your hands until it’s wrinkle free.

DIY celebration pennants by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion

Voila! You’re done. For an extra little touch, you dress up your celebration pennants with a bit of ribbon that coordinates with your color palette. And there you have it – happy celebrating!

p.s. I love the raw edge look, but some fraying might occur. If you want a more finished edge, just fold the end over and stitch.

{Photos by Oh The Lovely Things for The Sweetest Occasion.}

The fine print: Please link with love! As with all of our posts, DIY projects featured on The Sweetest Occasion may not be copied, distributed or reproduced without express written permission. Love and links are always appreciated! If you’d like to share this post, please link to this post directly for the DIY tutorial and do not include the instructions in your own post. Thanks so much! xoxo

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Emy

That’s awesome! Question, if you heat set it (iron it) would it hold up for washing? *gets a far-way look in her eyes* I could print ANYTHING!

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Nicole

This is such a cute and simple DIY idea for decor!

I love this idea! This can also make a save the date props :)

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Dom

Such a great idea. :)
Thanks for sharing!

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