I love, love, love weddings. They are sources of such contagious joy, are they not? It may come as a surprise, but my own wedding wasn’t all that crafty. Sometimes I want to kick my 20-year-old self for not using my crafty skills more but to my own credit, I was more focused on getting to marry my best friend then on what decorations I needed.
But weddings are SO much fun to use my crafty skills for and I love to make things for my friends’ wedding days that will make their day special. I had so much fun making this pennant banner for my friend Marina. We hung it at her Bridal Shower and it will go behind the dessert table at her wedding! I unfortunately can’t make it to the wedding, but I feel so honored to have something I handmade represent me.
This was so easy, and I don’t think a full out tutorial is really necessary so I’ve listed the supplies I used as well as some tips and tricks.
- Large Darning Needle
- Lightly colored Marker
- Sewing Machine (optional)
Tips & Tricks:
The perfect triangle: Fold an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper in half (hamburger style if you know what I mean), and cut at an angle. Unfold and you should have a perfect triangle!
Letter Patterns: I printed out letters that I liked (these are simply “Times New Roman Bold” and used a yellow/orange marker to trace the letters on the burlap. This way, if I swayed from the pattern while embroidering, you wouldn’t really be able to tell.
The Stitch: I used the “back stitch” for outlining the letters. I think it’s commonly used with cross-stitching and I simply youtube-d how to do it. It was very easy and quick!