DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag (for under $5!)


Stopping in today with one last quick and easy DIY project before the final budget boy’s room makeover reveal tomorrow!

So far I’ve completed a handful of significant upgrades to the space (roman shades, rustic wood headboard, shelf and desk, teepee) but I also wanted to add a small, personalized touch and had the perfect blank wall in mind…

DIY TeepeeIt’s the first thing you see when you walk into the room and I thought something cute and simple would be nice behind the teepee. Since we’re going with a woodland/camping/outdoorsy theme, I couldn’t get these vintage style pennant flags out of my head…

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As this is a budget makeover, buying one was not an option and I knew it could be a super easy and cheap DIY.

I stopped by Joann’s and found sheets of felt that were perfect. They carry mostly 9×12″s but there were a few 12×18″s that were stiffer, perfect for the flag size and easier for cutting letters. So I bought one in dark green and one in white at $2.5/ea, and a 9×12″ in dark brown for the edge for 50 cents. After a 30% off coupon, my total came in at under $4!

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)The only other tools needed were scissors (and/or an Xacto knife) and hot glue.

Step 1: Cut your 12×18″ sheet into a triangle for your flag.

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)

Step 2: Cut strips for your border and ties.

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)Step 3: Measure your flag and decide on your lettering.

I set up a quick template in Illustrator and chose a bold font for easy cutting.

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)Once I had my letters to scale, I arranged them on an 8.5×11″ sheet and printed them on adhesive backed paper:

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)Step 4: Cut out your letters (I found an Xacto knife to be much easier).

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)Step 5: Peel the adhesive backing off and position each letter on your felt (or pin them down, trace the letters, or use temporary adhesive).

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)

Step 6:  Cut the letters out of your felt.

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)

Now you have all of your pieces ready to assemble.

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)Step 7: Hot glue everything together.

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)

Step 8: Step back and admire your creation:

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)

For less than five bucks, you really can’t go wrong here. To mount to the wall, I used a couple staples (with my hand stapler) hidden underneath the felt.

Here’s a sneak peek from tomorrow’s reveal…

DIY Personalized Felt Pennant Flag tutorial (for under $5!)

I can’t wait to share more! Editing those photos now. Stay tuned for the After photos along with a complete budget breakdown, grand total and source list!

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