Sunday, May 27, 2012

More Pennant Banners!

LOVE making these! Banners are such a simple way to add color and fun to an indoor or outdoor space, in my case, my gazebo.  I really put aside my 'obsessive, compulsiveness' on these and went for quick and simple.
 After making a pattern with paper, I cut out the triangles using pinking shears and then used a zig-zag stitch along the edges to stop any fraying.  Folding the top edge over some rickrack, I again used a zig-zag stitch to create the banners.
I made two banners and hung them in the gazebo.  I decided to use the left over fabric to make a table runner and created some mini-pennants for the ends.
These pieces I cut out and stitched two together and then turned them right side out and attached them to the runner. Here's a little tip:  When trying to create a nice, sharp point, take a single stitch ACROSS the point and then trim. 
I topped them with left over red, rickrack.
I haven't had time to make a centerpiece yet so for now I'm using this basket I got at a garage sale which I painted and added the labels to using paint chips.  The jar candle holders were different colors before so I just sprayed them to match the new colors.
Found these adorable glass lady bugs at a gift shop when I went to collect my daughter from college.
 TOTALLY enjoying record-breaking heat here in Chicago! Hope you are enjoying good weather, relaxation and a beautiful 3-day weekend!


  1. Another very cute banner and so festive too. Great tip about keeping those points sharp. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. Oh I love your colors, when's the bbq? Great project, I need to make an outdoor banner now!
    Would love for you to visit and follow me too, Tanya :)

  3. First I have to comment on your fun red chandelier! I love all of the color and the banners. I am going to make some for my sons rehearsal dinner, Thanks for the pinking sheers idea


  4. Cute, the fun colors :) Laurel

  5. Hi Lauren,
    Your gazebo looks very festive with the pretty new banner. Love the fabrics you chose. Also love the idea of adding the little flags at the edge of the runner. Ties everything perfectly.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  6. Your banners are awesome! Love them. Sure adds an element of color and fun.

  7. These are so much fun and add the feeling of a party!

  8. Hi Lauren,

    Your gazebo looks beautiful with all your fantastic touches. I love the banner and the table runner. The lady bugs are so cute.

    P.S. I LOVE the red chandelier!

  9. How fun are your banners! Perfect idea to give your gazebo lots of pizzazz!

  10. Sweet banners! You are totally ready for a fun summer gathering!


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