Dec 10, 2011

DIY Burlap Pennant Banner | a tutorial | Party Decor

burlap banner

This is probably the easiest and fastest (yet cutest) birthday banner you could whip up. It took less than an hour. It’s super simple. So if you’re a last minute gal like myself.. here ya go.


    • Burlap
    • Paper Letter Stickers (or just letters cut out of cardstock)
    • Hemp Twine
    • Mini Clothespin
    • Sewing machine (and it’s normal supplies)



Let’s craft!

Start by making a pennant template. I did this by folding, and refolding, a piece of plain paper into a triangle, until I got the shape I wanted. Then trace the pennant onto the burlap. One pennant for each letter.


Peel off the backing to each letter and stick in the middle of pennant, then just sew a straight stitch to secure. If you don’t have stickers, you can use stencils and pretty cardstock to make your letters, then just hold in place until secured with the sewing machine.
(I have no idea where these sticker letters came from, they were part of an amazing baby shower gift I received while pregnant with Adelyn. But they are A.W.E.S.O.M.E! They’re like sticky- note letters. hah.)



That’s it.  No measuring, no complications.


Then, using the mini clothespins, just pin them onto your twine, and hang. I laid the pennants out and measured the twine that way, to make sure I didn’t cut it too short.



I love it. So simple, but it looks so pretty. You’ll surely get some compliments. I think I might just have to make another one that says Merry Christmas, then another that says Happy New Year… and so on and so on. HAH.

This banner + a bag of balloons is basically all we needed for Stone’s 1st birthday.

# kristanlynn



  1. Love this! What a great idea. I made the same kind of banner without the letters a few weeks ago ( and I love the twist you put on it!

  2. Wow! This is such a great idea! I will be doing this for my future kids!

  3. oh my goodness that is so cute! i need to try this!

  4. Amei a idéia!!!
    Linkei o seu blog, ok?

  5. I love the idea of sewing the letters on. Adds some nice texture and detail. Happy Birthday Stone!

  6. you are so classy...i would have just jimmy rigged it and put hot glue on it. :)

  7. I love how you sewed the letters on! Super cute! :)

  8. Simply Awesome !!!I can't even imagine that you have created. Hats off to you Kristanlynn.