Happy Friday All!
As promised I am sharing the “how-to” on the pennants and stands for a sweet Valentine’s Day decor. This is something you could knock out in a few hours and that includes the trip get the goods! This project cost around $10 to make. A perfect project for this weekend! You could also whip one out for St. Patrick’s Day or even Easter!
Step 1: First I found the “stands” at Home Depot. They are table legs. The do have screws at the bottom, so use a pair of pliers and twist it out (remember righty tighty, lefty loosey 🙂 ) I first applied two coats of Gesso Primer paint (you can use just plain white craft paint instead if you don’t have it on hand) I then LIGHTLY sanded down the rough and uneven painted areas. I then started to build my paint layers using pink and red, making sure each color was dry before applying the next (make sure each just apply the colored layers in a random and spotty way, you are going for a rustic feel). For the top coat of white, I applied two coats to completely cover the table stand. Once dried, I then hand sanded each table stand to expose the color coats in random rustic pattern.
Step 2: I had the fabric store cut four different fabric patterns at 1/4 of a yard. I then ironed each piece of fabric. Be sure to fold in half with the back exposed and iron flat. I then cut a 5 inch pennant from Cricut Cartridge Celebrations, using the “foundation pennant” on plain white card stock. You can just as easily make your own stencil free hand as well. I then placed the stencil at the top of the fold and traced it using a colored pencil. Once all four fabric pieces are traced, cut and lay out flat. To fasten the two pieces of the pennant together, you can either use hot glue or heavy duty double sided tape. I used double sided tape (be sure to really press down the tape before pulling off the top strip). BE SURE TO LEAVE A LARGE ENOUGH GAP AT THE TOP OF PENNANT SO YOU CAN RUN A PIECE OF YARN THROUGH. Flip top over and adhear to the bottom. String through and attach to each painted table leg
Step 3: In making the hand crochet bows, make a 12 inch chain using three different colors of yarn cut at 24 inches each and tied together at the bottom. Once chain is made, tie in a bow and attach a Glue Dot to the back of each bow and attach to the table leg (the reason I used a Glue Dot instead of hot glue is that the bows are removable and I can use the table legs for another themed pennant project (birthday party, Easter, etc.). To see how to make the hand crochet chain, check out the included YouTube video I found!
Thanks for sharing a piece of “crafting cutness on a dime” pie with me!