Earlier this week, I shared a bit of my colorful outdoor space. I am really pleased with the simplicity of it and how much it all feels like summer to me when I'm out there. As promised, I have a few projects to share!
One little element that I wanted to add was a little something to spruce up the wall. I decided on a simple darling pennant banner. It's made with oilcloth, so it's weatherproof & doesn't require a bit of sewing. If you aren't familiar with oilcloth, it is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns online or in large rolls at your local fabric store. The banner is super easy to put together and you can make one too! Here's how..
All you need is:
oil cloth in a variety of colors (at least 1/8 yard strips)
rotary cutter or scissors
a hole punch
twine that is the length of the space you'd like the banner to go
heavy duty glue (I like E6000, but Gorilla Glue or SuperGlue would be just fine too)
1. Start by making a template for your triangles. I do this by cutting a piece of paper to be the length of the top of the triangles (in this case, I bought 1/8 yard strips of oil cloth, so I did 4.5", but feel free to make it wider if you'd like). Fold the paper in half & use your ruler to create an angle that you like. Cut the paper out, unfold it, and you have your template!
2. Cut a whole bunch of triangles from your template in all of your different colors. A quilting type rotary cutter makes this step much easier (and it is a great investment for future projects!), but scissors will work just fine.
3. Punch holes in your oil cloth triangles. You want them to be even and in about the same place on each one. No worries if you are a couple millimeters off, it's not going to be noticeable when it's hung up.
5. Hang your pretty creation up & enjoy!
Be sure to save your leftover oilcloth because I have another darling outdoor craft to share soon! ;)