I’m loving the pennant garlands I see online. Whether made from paper or fabric, strung inside or outside, and used for kids or adults, they are perfectly festive. And I especially love them when they are scaled down to a miniature version (take a look at the tiny birthday garland Annie made…adorable). For simple, yet incredibly festive gift wrap, I used our craft box and wrapped a strand of pennants around the box a few times.

easy gift wrapping ideas

pennant garland

I love using craft boxes as gift boxes…even plain, they are really interesting. For the banner, I cut lots of triangles and adhered two back to back with a small piece of tape with the string in between. What is great about this banner is that wrapping it haphazardly only enhances the look, so there is no need to be perfect. I think I’ll be using this technique again and again!

PS colors: peacock & chocolate
Latest fave: Craft Boxes


5 Responses

  1. Tina says:

    This is so adorable! Easy, inexpensive and unique. Great idea that I will definitely use.
    Thanks for sharing!


  2. J Conyers says:

    Cute idea, I think I could use my Xyron 1.5″ create-a-sticker to instead of tape to sticker pennants together. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Love the pennants garland. It just says it’s time to party and have a good time. Nice change from a bow. 🙂

  4. Betty W says:

    This is a perfect example of taking something out of its traditional, ordinary state and making it new and fresh! This, my friend, is art! Creativity explodes and this is the confetti that falls! Thank you for sharing so that it’s falling on us all! I’m so excited about all the things I can create! Aren’t you?! Woohoo!!


  5. Shelley F says:

    Great idea to make and use garlands as “ribbon”. When I’ve made small penant garlands in the past, I’ve folded a strip of paper in half and cut triangles. Then, like the other poster, run the unfolded diamond shapes through my baby x. Makes it prety easy to attach to string!