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Vintage Lace Pennant Banner

My wedding reception is being held in an old barn in late September. We’re going very simple and rustic with the decorations. I decided to make several styles of pennant banners to decorate the space. The main entrance to the barn is lined with fences that will be hung with the vintage lace banners.

 I cut piles of triangular pennants from the scrap bin at work (bonus of working for a sewing company!). I used browns, reds, yellows, oranges and off whites; but you could use any colors that contrast with your lace. White on white would also be pretty. I had a bag of lace from Mikes late Grandmother, I thought it would be a nice way to involve her in the wedding.

You can make a nice banner with only 5 pennants, I generally find that odd numbers look the best but you can use what ever number you like.

Start by folding over tops of the pennants and ironing the flaps down. Then stitch across the top with a straight stitch. You will have a channel to run your twine through.

Next start adding the lace. Switch the machine to a zig-zag and change the thread color if desired.I wanted the lace to start in the same place on all of the pennants so I lined up the top of the pennant with the edge of the metal plate. That also helps keep your line straight.

Stitch a line across the pennant along the top of the lace. Trim the lace following the lines of the pennant.

Keep going until you run out of lace, pennants or patience.

When you’re all done sewing string the pennants on twine and hang the banner.

5 down, 200 to go!

Update: Here the banners are hanging at the wedding:

Country Farm Wedding Ceremony SiteWe had the ceremony on the lawn of the farm where we had the reception


Linked up at: Tuesday Treasures


  1. So pretty! What a special touch for your special day! I love antique lace!

  2. I love how it has family meaning, using the lace – elevates the simple craft to something really special 🙂 Hope you’re well!

  3. I love, love, love that banner! It’s going to be a beautiful vintage accent at your wedding! New follower through, “Kate with an E.” I am happy I found you!

  4. Fall colors and vintage lace! And so special with the family connection. Lovely!

  5. Darling!! Oh wow–I just totally love this idea for a wedding. The lace on top of those colors is perfect. I cannot wait to see what all you come up with. September is just around the orner. Congratulations!

    Pinning. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  6. Very pretty!
    Of course you know, we all expect to see pictures of your wedding and your decor! 😉

    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! 🙂

  7. How sweet to include Mike’s grandmother in such a pretty way Alecia! Love this touch to your wedding! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week!

  8. I Love the colors. Just pinned it from the Pinning Party.. 🙂

  9. This is gorgeous! Love the colors. So pretty with the lace too!

  10. You are so talented!! Thanks for sharing this!! I am excited to pin it!!
    Have a great week Alecia!!

  11. Super cute! Your wedding is going to be beautiful! Great tutorial–thank you.

  12. What a fun touch to add to your wedding!

  13. You’re a STAR today with your own feature at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up. Live this!

    <3 Christina

  14. These turned out wonderful! I’m your newest follower, here from a link-party. I’d love it if you’d stop by my blog and check out my diy ideas!


  15. This is really adorable! I love the lace, great idea. I would really like if you would share this on Super Sweet Sunday @

  16. Wow, there are really pretty. I’m sure this is going to be beautiful at your wedding reception.Thanks for sharing. Love from your newest Facebook follower, Whimsically Homemade!

  17. This is just beautiful, and a great decoration for a wedding, especially since you’re making it yourself! We made all our own decorations for my wedding, and it was hard work, but so worth it. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

  18. Thank you so much for linking up to Financial Friday! Im sharing this on a fall decor roundup post tomorrow!

  19. Excited to be sharing this project in a round up today! Thanks for sharing it!
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