DIY: Felt Pennant Flags

Here’s a DIY to help you show off your school spirit! Gather some felt in your school’s colors, a good pair of scissors and a hot glue gun, and you’ll be ready to make these felt pennant flags. We made ours using universal cheers and sayings, but you could also make them with your team’s name or special cheer. We’ve provided templates for the three designs above, which you can download and print: 8×11 or 11×17.

For a more personalized pennant flag, you can create your own stencils by typing the words you want on your flag out on the computer and printing them.

What you’ll need:
  • Felt in your desired colors
  • Scissors
  • Marker or pen
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Cut out the letters from your template/stencil and trace them onto a piece of felt (whichever color you want the words to be). Trace them backward so that when you cut them out you can use the side without any pencil or pen markings on it. Cut all felt letters out and set aside. Cut another piece of felt (in the color you want the flag to be) into an isosceles triangle shape. Finally, cut a strip of white felt to match the shortest side of the flag along with four small strips of white felt.

Assemble the pennant flag by first gluing the white strip of felt on top of the edge of the flag, along the shortest side. Then, flip the flag over and glue two of the small white strips of felt at the top and at the bottom (evenly spaced apart) on the back of the shortest edge of the flag. The strips should form a “V” shape. Flip the flag back over to begin attaching the letters to the front side. Arrange your felt letters, placing them where you want them, and glue them down. Allow flags to dry, and you’re done!


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