Thanks for all the lovely comments on last week’s engagement photo post. I really appreciate it! Following along with the wedding trend, I wanted to share my latest DIY: our wedding pennant banner!
Originally, I was thinking I would sew a pennant banner for our treat table, kind of like this inspiration shot:
But then I decided to sew table runners (stay tuned!), make signs, cake stands… and I thought about how difficult it would be to find coordinated and beautiful fabric… and realized sewing pennant banners was not for me.
Instead, saving myself a ton of time, money and effort, I went with paper. Tons more appealing options and much simpler!
I spent ages pouring over different papers in Michael’s to find ones in our colour scheme that worked together, but nothing really flowed the way I wanted to. In the end, I decided to go for a pre-made pack.
If you’re able to find a pack in your colour scheme, go for it! It’s much easier to coordinate pages that were already designed to work well together. My colours are pale pink, grey and minty soft green.
This particular set is smaller than regular cardstock at 6″ long, so all I needed to do was trim off the sides to make triangles using my scrapbook slicer (but really, scissors would work just as well, they’re just more time consuming.)
From there, I free handed letters to make my sign. If you feel less than comfortable with writing your own, it would be easy to print off your computer at home too. I lined them up using a pencil,
hole punched my triangles and strung them together.
The whole project was finished in an evening, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!
For only a few hours and a $7 pack of cardstock, it was a win-win! I’ll be hanging it off our little homemade treat table at the reception :).
Have you taken any DIY shortcuts lately?