This DIY Pennant Banner is the perfect something extra for a kid bedroom or play space! It’s so easy to paint by hand with minimal materials and skills!
We overhauled this bedroom for a grandmother who has 6 grandkids. She needed more beds than just the full bed and futon previously in the room. So Dad and I built 2 sets of bunk beds complete with trundle drawer storage underneath! The transformation was part of an episode for Today’s Homeowner.
I designed the room to be fun and cute but not too young since the grandkids span ages 1 to 9. Bright colors mixed with black and white bedding was one step. But it needed a little lagniappe, or something extra. So I hand-painted triangles on the wall for a whimsical touch as a pennant banner. Here’s how you can do it too!
What to buy
- sisal rope*
- Behr Snowboard sample
- Behr Cork sample
- Behr Smoked Tan sample
- small paintbrush
- fatter paintbrush
- 3/8″ staples*
Attach Rope to Wall
Tie a knot on the end of your rope and hold to the wall to visualize the swoop.
Once you’re satisfied, carefully set your stapler centered on the rope right behind the knot and staple it into place.
Then grab the other end and tie another knot to set the length of your rope. Cut off excess.
Staple that end to the wall and add 3-4 more staples in the middle to keep your swoop the way you want it.
To paint the triangles that make up this DIY pennant banner, I just eyeballed approximately how large I wanted to make them and how many that would mean for the length of my rope.
If you like more precision, you can take the length of your rope and divide by 5 or 6 (inches), depending on how large you want your triangles to be.
I started in the middle and painted the outline of my first triangle with a thin artist brush. Then I went back with a fatter, thicker brush and filled it in.
When I was satisfied with the first triangle, I switched colors and started on the next ones. Feel free to mix up your paint colors…they don’t have to be in a pattern!
The first DIY pennant banner I did was smaller, so it only had 5 triangles. The second one had more room so I was able to paint 7 triangle with 3 different colors!
This is such a simple project that you can do literally anywhere! When you get ready to redecorate, you’ll just need to lightly sand any paint buildup and then paint right over it!
There are more ways to add fun to a space without paint, if that’s not your jam! Check out this whimsical DIY light fixture you can plug in and hang anywhere!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
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