Monday, July 21, 2014

Add Classroom Pizazz with a Pennant Banner

Hi Friends,
I just wanted to share a quick project that I just finished.  I moved classes this year, and in August I will be heading back to set up for early September's first day of school.  We have pretty large class sizes in my district (34 students the last couple years) so I find myself downsizing in class as much as possible.  This year, I plan on getting rid of my desk and just going with shelving and my circle table.  While I'm at it, I thought I would revamp my teacher corner to give it a bit more pizazz!  I spend enough time there, the decor should make me happy, right?
I came across some great teal chevron fabric at Joanne's the other day.  It was 2 dollars off a yard, so I scooped it up!  While I was there I saw pennant banners on sale and thought, "I can do that!"  So instead of buying one, I came home and made one of my own!

I just purchased a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine and I decided creating a  pennant banner would be a great first project!  I cut the triangles with slits in the upper corners using the Cameo.  I used regular card stock, but if I had to do it again, I'd probably use thicker material.
I used a sharpie to create "stitching" around the edges.  I could have used my Cameo, but I didn't think about it at the time.  It has a cool "Pen" feature.

Next, I cut out the letters to my name.  I thought I would go with green, but ended up liking the pink better.  I'll use the green letters for something else down the line.
I glued the letters on with Tacky glue and then threaded the pennants with a ribbon.
Viola!  My banner.  I think it looks great against the teal chevron fabric.  I hung it up in on my living room wall to see how it looked.  It will look better at school.  Less droop.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any suggestions or questions, be sure to leave a comment!

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