DIY Valentine Pennants: Indoor AND Outdoor.

Outdoor {weatherproof} Pennants.

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Indoor Pennants.

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Ahh. Don’t you just love cheerful pennants?

And they are such an easy, festive decoration for Valentine’s day.

For the Great Outdoors:

Some of you may recall my outdoor Halloween Pennant Tutorial… (if not, you can see it here).

These are pretty much the same thing, but different holiday.

What makes these pennants different is the material used. Instead of fabric (or paper) we use a durable vinyl that is relatively weatherproof. And by weatherproof, I am talking minor elements like light rain, dust, breezes… NOT torrential downpours, tornadoes, hurricanes and wind gusts exceeding 20 mph. In other words, these pennants or easily cleaned by wiping them down and can tolerate getting a little wet.

1I always make my outdoor pennants out of vinyl tablecloths and placemats. You can always be sure to find a good selection of holiday prints at Big Lots. Except Valentine’s Day for some reason… which was a little disappointing. I did, however, find pink stripes in the Big Lots home section… which just means I will have to be a little more creative to make them look like Valentine’s pennants. No problem. (As Alf would say.)

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Make a triangle stencil… out of fabric or paper…just so you can have even pennants.

Cut ’em out!

3I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could get 4 triangles out of one placemat! (Each placemat costs $1.00)

The placemats are already double sided… which makes it easy when cutting.

On the tablecloth, fold the vinyl over and cut two layers at once so you have a front and a back for the pennant.

OPTIONAL:

With your left over scrap pieces, cut out shape and letters like XOXO or hearts. It is a cute detail that only takes a few minutes.

45The letters and shapes don’t have to be perfect.

Next… you are going to sew them,

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