Nautical American Flag Pennant Banner

 This might just be my favorite banner of all times! 

I'm using repurposed materials, a little painting, a little stenciling, and a little iron-on technique. 

I created an American flag pennant banner that is great for summer decorating and the best part is that this one is reversible! 

See what I mean...

Red white and blue nautical garland

I began with an old stretched art canvas. 

I pulled it apart and cut 12 triangles out of the stretched canvas to make pennants. 

canvas triangle flags

The size is up to you, my triangles are about 4x6".

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I painted the front and back of 6 of the pennants with Fusion Mineral Paint. 

blue triangle flags

On the other 6 pennants I added washi tape stripes. 

washi tape on pennant

I painted the spaces between the tape with more red Fusion Mineral Paint. 

tape and painted triangle pennants

Next, the washi tape was removed and I was left with the red and white stripes. 

red and white striped flags and ball

When the blue paint dried I placed the blue pennants side by side. 

blue flags side by side

I placed my favorite star stencil over the top and stenciled right across all the pennants at once with white craft paint. 

star stencil over blue flags

white stars on blue pennants

This star stencil comes in a set of several and is my favorite stencil, it gets used all the time! 

I used one of the star stencils in the pack to decorate that cute baseball too! 


wooden bowl with pennants and baseball

Now back to the red and white striped pennants...

iron on fusing

I found this great iron on fusing that I ironed onto a piece of blue fabric. 

fusible fabric and striped pennants

Next, I laid the red and white pennants onto the blue fabric with the fusing. 

I ironed the blue fabric onto the back of the striped triangles and cut out the pennants making them reversible!

reversible striped flags with blue

striped and starred flags with baseball

Next, I added small copper grommets  with a grommet tool to the top corners of each pennant for stringing. 

copper grommets on blue starred flags

star flags with grommets

red and white striped pennants

I used cotton macrame cord to string the pennants alternating the stars and stripes with a knot between each flag.  

macrame cord with pennants

red and white striped and starred pennants

stringing pennants on cotton cord

Between each flag I also tied a small piece of drop cloth fabric. 

flags with cotton ties between

I love the nautical look that I got using the cotton cord and the drop cloth ties. 

flag banner on cabinets

It looks extra cute hanging with the nautical buoy garland I made recently. 

flag pennants and buoy garland

buoy garland and striped and starred pennants

I have so many flag garlands and stars and striped banners hanging around my house this summer! 

pin button with overlay

This one is reversible too so you can hang it for another occasion! 

reversible blue pennant banner

blue pennant flag banner

I just love the look! 

red white and blue nautical banner


American flag pennant garland hanging on cabinets

Thanks so much for visiting! 

email box

three garlands hanging in the window


pennants in stripes and stars and a ball

star flags and red and white striped flags


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .