Crafty Mama: Kids Pennant Banner


Here’s a fun craft project for you and the kids that can double as cute room decor. This idea comes from the crafty mamas over at Signed Sealed Delivered. (Thanks, girls!) You could also use this method to create a welcome home, happy birthday, good luck or even a “Happy Friday” sign.

The one pictured above would look great in a kids’ room or playroom and can be completely personalized to fit girl, boy, sports fanatic, princess – you name it.

What you’ll need:

  • Canvas Home Basics Canvas Pennants (one for each letter in child’s name or message)
  • Assorted papers
  • Cricut Expression (machine that cuts out letters for you)
  • Assorted trims
  • Assorted embellishments (stickers, rub-ons, rubber stamps or iron-ons are good ones to try)
  • Rope
  • Clothespins (available in different colors/finishes at Signed Sealed Delivered)
  • Zip Dry Glue

How to do it:

Step 1: Lay out the pennants in a row – one for each letter in the name or message

Step 2: Cut out each letter (using the paper and font you like best) with a “Cricut Expression,” which is a machine that cuts out letters for you. If you don’t have one, choose a stencil or print off the letters from the Internet and trace them. (Letters that are bolder will show up better.)

Step 3: Glue each letter to a different pennant with Zip Dry Glue, which won’t wrinkle your paper.

Step 4: Be creative! Add stickers, crystals, pearls and trims to decorate each pennant. We like it the idea of having each letter be a little different from the next.

Step 5: Choose where you’ll hang the banner and determine the amount of rope you’ll need. Try hanging it on the wall above your child’s bed, on the door, in a window or use it to decorate any blank wall space. (Pennants can be decorated on both sides, if necessary.)

Step 6: Tie rope into place and clip each letter with clothespins. (Use a clothespin with a unique finish or color for added impact.)

This is a fun project for both moms and kids. Try it out and send us a photo of your results!