Monday, November 15, 2010

Finally, A Pennant

It may not be a Cubbies Pennant, but gosh darn it, it's a pennant.

As I mentioned here, I got a new job, thus a new classroom and four very institutionally bare walls. The Hubs and I have several team pennants in the basement and I love showing school/team pride, but I'm not going to steal from our sporty family room and I'm certainly not going to go out and buy new ones.

I bought some felt, printed stencils, glued 'em on and DONE.

You'll need:

1 rectangle sheet of stiff felt
1 8x11(ish) piece of regular felt (for the border and lettering)
hot glue
letter stencils (or print some letters using Word and cut 'em out, I'll show you how to use  them in a minute)

Use a pennant you already have as your stencil. Mine was too big for the felt I had, so I just modified it.

I traced it, then cut.

Yeah, I totally switched out the felt on ya. I made two and planned on showing you both, but somehow deleted a majority of the blue pennant's photos. Sleepy.

Then I added a border on the left edge. You'll notice the glue spot near the top. This is when I switched to hot glue. Apparently, fabric glue seaps right through felt.

Stencil time. I printed some letters; no stencils to be found. Be sure to use a simple font. Those curly q fonts would be murderous to your hands.

Once you've cut them out, flip them over and glue them on to your felt *with hot glue ;-) Cut 'em out and glue them right side up (paper side down) onto your pennant.

Yay. Pennants for the classroom.

and here they are in my room!


What teams/schools would you make a pennant for?

<3 dani

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