As I was cruising through Walmart's Christmas section, these paper bags caught my eye because they were so cute AND inexpensive (4 for $1). I thought that the best way to show them off was to use them in a pennant banner, so here's how to do it!
Simply turn the bags to the back side and fold over a bit of the top, pressing crease well. Do this to all your bags. Then take a string or skinny ribbon that has been cut to the length you want (plus extra on the ends to attach to curtain rod or nails) and lay the ribbon out on the floor. Arrange the pennants upside down (so you don't get a backache having to reach over the length of them) and fold the flap over the string and tape the flap shut. Tape them shut one by one, and when you get to the end of the ribbon you're done!
Once it is hung, you can slide the pennants along the ribbon to arrange them how you want them. You could tie some ribbon between each one for added interest, but they stay put without ties between as long as they're not blowing in the wind outside. If you want the banner to look good from the front and the back, simply fold the bottom of the bag down on itself so both printed sides are visible and glue or tape the bottom closed. If you didn't want the taped and folded-over edge to show at the top of the bags, you could also use double-sided bias tape and sew the bags onto the bias tape, hiding the top open edge of the bags. This tutorial is for a no-sew method, but you could certainly stitch them together too.
It's a great way to create a big visual impact with very little time and work involved = perfect for the busy holiday season! I've been working on my Christmas decorations all week, I have so much to show you but I'm not done yet (my husband wants to know if anyone wants 15 boxes of Christmas decorations, but I'm not selling! It's a good thing we've always had an attic to store them in...) so stay tuned!