The length of time it takes to complete just depends on how long you want your pennant to be.
I decided to decorate Honey Bump Maternity this year in celebration of Independence Day. I’ve never really decorated for the 4th of July, but this year I decided that I want to be more festive and change up my window displays more often. So, here’s a really fun project that cost me less than $5 for an almost 20 foot pennant.
Things you’ll need:
- Rope or String
- 1/2 yd – 1yd of each fabric you would like to use. I used three different fabrics in Red , White, and Blue
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter
- A sidekick (to assist in cutting/tying ribbon strips)
I bought 1 yd of each fabric and I think it was a little too much. If I cut longer strips then I would have used up more fabric so just keep that in mind when deciding on the length of the strips. I don’t have a rotary cutter but I wish that I did. I used scissors to cut all the strips but I just cut a few layers at a time so that it didn’t take so long. You don’t have to worry about cutting them straight if your looking for a cute raggedy look which is exactly what I wanted!
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I tied my rope to two chairs like a tight rope, this made it A LOT easier to tie strips on quickly. The distance between each strip is entirely up to you. You can tie 1, 2, or 3 strips at a time to make it even fuller. I think I got pretty lazy and started spacing them even farther apart because my hands got tired. Now would be a nice time to recruit a husband, friend, older child, etc to assist you. I only tied a single knot but pulled it pretty. You can tie a double knot if you like (more work, I’m lazy).
Just keep tying away until you reach a length you’re happy with. Once you get there, hang with some tape, push pins, or whatever is appropriate. In my case, I was hanging on glass windows so I tied the ends on to suction cups and TADAHHHHH! Next I’ll be making some cool rockets out of old TP rolls so stay tuned and have a blast this 4th of July!