No Sew Hanging Pennant Banner | Playroom Felt Bunting

No Sew Hanging Pennant Banner | Playroom Felt Bunting

I can honestly say I don’t think I have done this many consecutive posts that contain so much color. If there ever was a lack of bright colorful hues around here – I sure am making up for it in CJ’s sensory playroom.
The white walls in this space work perfectly with the radiant furnishings, however, once everything was in place the ceiling was looking a little bland. I figured the easiest way to add a touch of color was a hanging pennant banner – plus they just scream playful fun, right?

I have made a few hanging banners in the past and they are incredibly simple to make. I usually embellish them for holidays or celebrations, as they can be transformed to fit any occasion with the addition of some patterned fabric or add-on lettering. Even though I’m keeping this one plain and simple, the basic concept is the same and a good starting point.
Begin by creating a triangle template or simply print the one I made {found here}. Fold a piece of felt in half and trace out the pattern, using the folded edge for the top, as shown above.
For this particular banner I cut all the triangles with the ‘folded edge’. Even though it does leave you with quite a bit of left over felt – I think it makes a better long term hanging banner due to the one piece pennants.
There are a few different options for hanging the banner as well. Binding like this one, string, or any type of ribbon can be used. I wanted the illusion of a floating banner so I used sheer ribbon for this one.
The basic concept for assembling the banner is simple – I like to use no-sew fusible web tape, such as this onethough it can actually be sewn together as well. I have never had a problem with the fusible web though and just think it’s easier than pulling out my machine.
Just lay the cut pennant on a flat surface, unfolded. Place a piece of the cut fusible web in the center, right under the folded crease, as shown above. Layer on the ribbon then follow with another piece of fusible web on top.
Fold the pennant in half and iron together following the manufactures instructions for the fusible tape. The brand I use just takes a few seconds with a hot iron to form a bond.
Once the top is sealed – open the pennant, as shown above – place two strips of fusible web on each side – fold back and iron to seal.
Repeat this process with as many pennants needed to fill the length of the banner.
I made this one to zigzag the entire width of the room – It’s extra long. I used more than one spool of ribbon and just fused together the ends, in between one of the pennants, to make the banner all one piece.
The ends are tacked right to the ceiling with push pins.
And of course I avoided the ceiling fan – which we had to keep installed, especially in this room during the summer.
Now the ceiling is not so white – and it gives my little guy something to reach for.
Enjoy.
                  

Comments

  1. Lovely Stephanie!

  2. That is so cool and super easy too!
    Thank you for sharing Stephanie!
    xx
    Anne

  3. very cool! :)

    xoxo,
    Rae (^o^)/
    Raellarina – The Ballerina on Fire

  4. Stephanie – this is fabulous! What an easy way to add a punch of color. Can’t wait to try it out in my next project.

    Thanks,

    Laurel @ SoPo Cottage

  5. ^^ ditto ^^ Amazing creativity you have. Every blog is chock full of great stuff. Thanks.

  6. I love love love this such, a simple process creates a huge impact. Came by from Tales of the Reborn Crafter. Have a great day.

  7. Gorgeous, would work for so many occasions in loads of different colours. Thanks for this!

  8. Your play room is any child’s dream, love the banner in there now too.

        

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