How to Make a Pennant (Banner) in 3 Easy Steps!


Did you see

the little Pennant/Banner
on my


happy spring mantel??

northern cottage spring mantel


 I thought I’d share how I made it

northern cottage pennant

#1. Start off by cutting paper triangles to the size you desire

{here the possibilities are endless!!  You can choose to cut them big or small; make them all out of one paper design or go WILD & totally mix it up by using multiple colors and patterns!!}

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#2. Cut a length of ribbon

{in my spring banners I used a deep orange ric rac & an aqua seam binding as my ribbon – I used the whole package for each}

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#3. Now Hot Glue the paper pieces to the underside of the ribbon evenly spacing them out

{be sure to leave a little tail of ribbon on each end to use for tying up}

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do you see our pup in the upper corner of the photo above?
she’s always nearby when I’m crafting!


Now you’re all set to
hang it up!

northern cottage spring mantel


Would love to see your versions if you
whip up a banner/pennant of your own –

just throw me an email to show it off!

Chat soon -

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  1. I think this looks so Spring-y and refreshing looking! Love Aqua and Orange together!

  2. Looks adorable...I have those banners all over my house as I love them so!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  3. It looks adorable...I'm in love with banners lately! I even made one to go on a cake, it makes everything look so cute!

  4. I LOVE that chunky orange ricrac, the funky papers, and how you've left the long ties on the sides. I have a freshly made pennant bunting blocking as we speak; hope it dries overnight and I can put it up tomorrow! :)

  5. Love! You can't have enough banners, and those colours together look wonderful.

  6. Love your mantel! Love those pop bottles - so cute. Thanks for the tut -I adore banners of all types!

  7. SO cute! Your papers are so spring-y!!

  8. Much faster then the sewing version!
    Yours looks very spring like and happy.

  9. Looks awesome! I may try this for my entertainment stand! Thanks:)

  10. how cute! i think the last paper one i made was using doilies for valentine's! maybe it's time for a new one!! susan

  11. Great color choices! It looks perfect on your spring mantel.

  12. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  13. These are too cute! My child and I could do this together! Her birthday is just around the corner. We could put this up as decors.

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  14. Very easy! Think I will make one in red, white and blue!

  15. I love how the banner looks against the window frame!
    We'd love for you to link this and whatever else you'd like at our new Beautify It Monday link party going on now at

  16. That was easy and beautiful!

    Visiting for Pink Sundays- hope you can stop by:)

  17. Very nice, seen you on turquoise lovin link up. Very nice and thanks for sharing this.

  18. The colors are perfect! I've never thought of using ric rac for a banner. But it's one of my favorites. I may be making a new banner during nap time today!
    I'd love if you'd come link up at my first ever Tuesday Tutorial at Our Thrifty Ideas

  19. I was so sure you made this with a sewing machine! Love your banner and how it's so fun in the space. Thanks for sharing at Sunday Blog Love. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend!

  20. Love it! Such a fun banner and I really like the rick-rack ribbon! Thanks for linking it!



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