Introduction: DIY: Stars & Stripes Pennant
Pennants make regular appearances at Fourth of July barbecues, parties, and picnics, but our pennant kits celebrate Independence Day, type, and making. The kit features two designs: USA in Granule and Stars & Stripes in Calgary Script. (Yes, we chose a Canadian-inspired font designed by a South American typographer. What?)
Includes red, white, and blue 100% wool felt pieces, pre-printed felt lettering, embroidery floss, needle, and paintbrush. Follow our DIY tutorial to create your pennants.
Step 1: What You’ll Need:
Begin by cutting out the pre-printed designs with a sharp pair of fabric scissors. We started with “USA,” which will go on the red flag. (You may need to use an X-ACTO knife for some of the letters.)
Arrange your felt pieces on each of the pennants until you’re happy with the placement, and begin gluing. We used a paintbrush to brush on the Mod Podge and glued each piece — the glue dries fast so it’s best to work quickly.
Thread your needle with embroidery thread and begin stitching around the edges of the felt. This reinforces the glue and adds a nice texture to your pennant.
When you’re finished with both pennants, spray the starch over them (if desired) to create a stiffer finish, and let dry. Pin or tape your pennants to the wall or glue wooden dowels to the back so you can wave your pennant with pride.