Celebrate your team with a DIY felt pennant banner

If you’re a big football fan—or friend of big sports fans—a felt pennant banner is a great way to show your team spirit. This one’s easy to customize in team colors for your next tailgate.

DIY Felt Pennant Banner

DIY FELT PENNANT BANNER SUPPLIES

  • 9×12 felt sheets in your team colors (each square makes one banner—we used 6 black and 5 red)
  • White adhesive-backed craft felt  (we used 3 sheets)
  • Yarn in one of your team colors (we used 12 yards of black yarn)
  • Free printable template
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Pencils (#2 and white)
  • Metal ruler

DIY Felt Pennant Banner supplies: scissors, craft knife, pencils, ruler, printed template, felt, yarn

Measure the spot where you want to hang your pennant and cut a piece of yarn that length—plus a little for tying or pinning it up. Or just stretch the yarn across the spot, add some extra, and cut.

Divide your length by nine to figure out many banners to make—and divide that by two to determine how many of each color.

Folding red felt in half for a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

To make each pennant, fold a felt sheet in half lengthwise.

Cutting red felt into a triangle for a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Lay the metal ruler diagonally from the top open corner to the bottom folded corner, and cut a triangle using the craft knife. (Or draw a line and use the scissors to cut.)

Cutting red felt into a triangle for a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Print the free printable designs onto plain white paper.

Use a craft knife to cut out the yard-line numbers, hash-marks, and football stitching.

Cutting out numbers for a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

You get the best results if you cut adhesive-backed felt on the paper side. So:

  • Once you’ve cut the numbers out of paper, flip them over and trace them backwards onto the paper backing.
  • Then use a craft knife to cut them out.

Tracing numbers on to felt for a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Cutting numbers out of felt for a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Cut a quarter-inch wide, 12″ long strip from the white felt and run it down the center of each yard-line pennant.

Attaching numbers to a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Add the numbers, then the hash-marks.

Attaching numbers to a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Adding hashmarks to a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

For the football pennants, cut 1 1/2″ strips from the white felt. Run one 1″ down from the top, and the other about 2 1/2″ from the bottom.

Adding a football design to a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Use the ruler and craft knife to cut off the overhang.

Adding a football design to a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Cut a small slit on each side of the top of each flag—about 3/4″ down and 3/4″ in.

Cutting slits in a DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Stringing a DIY Felt Pennant Banner on yarn

Lay the felt pennants in order, and thread the yarn through the slits.

Ready to hang DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Now your banner is ready to hang anywhere you like:

  • Across the open trunk of your car
  • Over the buffet table
  • In your football star’s (or super fan’s) room
  • On your front porch

DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Prepare to be high-fived.

DIY Felt Pennant Banner

We’ve got spirit…how ’bout you? Show us by posting your banners and tagging @think.make.share!

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