Pennant flags

DIY pennant flags
Support your team with DIY pennant flags you can wave in victory for every touchdown, field goal and two-point conversion. With some felt in team colors, iron-on letters, dowels and hot glue, you’re on your way to fandom glory. This fun and easy football craft idea makes 10 mini felt pennants, so you'll have plenty for every fan at your next game-day gathering.
Crafter level: Easy

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Materials

  • 4 felt squares in primary team color
  • 1 felt square in secondary team color
  • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat (or scissors)
  • Pins
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 10 iron-on letters
  • Iron and press cloth
  • 5, ¼-in. round dowels, cut in half
Pennant template

Directions

  1. Use pennant template to cut 10 pennants from the primary color felt squares. Set aside the felt scraps for Step 3.

  2. For the secondary color felt, cut ½-inch-wide strips from the long edge of the felt. You should be able to get 2 pennant stripes from each strip, so cut 5 strips.

  3. Now cut ¼-inch-wide strips from both colors of felt for the tassel decorations.

  4. Cut the ¼-inch-wide strips into 2- to 3-inch lengths. Snip the ends at an angle. Then fold 1 of each color in half and pin to the top, left corner of each pennant.

  5. Place 1 of the secondary color ½-inch strips on to the felt pennant along the short edge, covering the fold of the ¼-inch tassel strips. Hot glue in place to secure, making sure you also attach the tassel decoration with your bead of glue. Once attached, snip the ½-inch strip ends at a slight angle to match the angle of the pennant. Add the rest of the strips to the pennants in the same manner.

    Pennant flags
  6. Place an iron-on letter on each pennant and iron the letters in place using a press cloth to avoid scorching the felt.

  7. Hot glue the back of each pennant to a dowel half. Place your pennants in containers within easy reach of joyful fans.

Jeanne Field

Jeanne Field enjoys quilting, killer sudoku and washi-tape hoarding in her free time—which she has more of now that her 2 kids are in college. She hopes to live 1,000 or so more years so she can make ALL the quilts.