I have one more fun and enthusiastic 😊 valentine for you! The “always cheering for you!” pennant valentine.
They require a little time but if you have a tween that likes to craft, these are a fun idea for a class valentine.
- Felt (or felt and canvas if you’d like to use this as your pennant instead of felt)
- Pennant templates-valentinepennanttemplate.pdf
- Embroidery floss or thread
- Craft or Tacky Glue
- Measuring Tape
- Card Stock
- Pennant Valentine – pennantvalentine.pdf
There are so many pennant diy’s out there that I almost feel it unnecessary to provide you with step by step instructions but I’ll give you a summarized version just in case. It is similar to this one – Crate & Kids Blog Pennant DIY.
Step 1 – Cut out your templates, trace them onto your felt and then cut out your two felt triangles/ pennants (one is larger than the other). The felt I used for my pennant (the larger triangle) is a little thicker felt than the felt I used for my letters and trim (the smaller triangle). Also, cut your piece of trim for the edge of your pennant. I cut mine 1 to 1.5 inches thick and then the length of the wide edge of your pennant.
*Note: You can also use canvas for your pennant but you may need to sew your edges to prevent it from fraying.
Step 2 – Cut your letters. Divide and cut the smaller pennant (the felt that you cut for your letters) into the number of letters that are in the name you will be spelling out. Or feel free to make each letter in the name a different color! Use each piece to make your letters so that they correspond with that portion of the pennant where they will be placed. Have fun with this and don’t worry about your letters being perfect – unique is perfect for this. Especially if your tween or little one is helping out.
Step 3 – Glue your letters and trim onto your pennant. I used tacky glue. With the trim, fold it in half so that it wraps around the wide end of the pennant. After gluing it, I placed a book on it to hold it down until the glue dried. Once dry I trimmed the open ends so that they were flush with the angled edges of the pennant.
Step 4 – Stitch or sew. This step is optional. I used some embroidery floss and stitched only along the trim, but if you would like to add a little more detail (and have the time – depending on how many you are making) sew or stitch the letters as well. I would normally do this, but “no sew” pennants may be more feasible if you are doing these for a class valentine.
Step 5 – Print out or make your cards. I have formatted my cards so that you can print two per one sheet of 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of card stock. Fasten your pennants onto your cards by using a few small pieces of double sided tape.
Step 6 – “Yay“ your done! Give to your valentine(s) and cheer on.
These are perfect to hang on a locker, in a cubby or on door or wall at home.
Happy (almost) February!