great way to support you child’s sports team is to fly a banner. This is
a means to recognize your team or players at any type of sporting event
or end of season celebration. You can purchase professionally made
banners on line at a variety of different sites but the best banners are
How to make a hand held pennant....
banner are really easy to make. For hand held banners you can buy felt
in appropriate team colors, and cut out large pennant size triangles.
Glue a wooden dowel to the edge of the triangle as a handle. Decorate
the triangle with the team’s name, player’s name, sports paraphernalia
etc… Be sure to keep the team colors in mind when decorating. It is
really easy if you purchase pre-pasted vinyl letters, soccer balls,
footballs etc… and adhere them to the felt.
How to make a large banner....
can make a large banner by using a white 5'
x 8' tarp. The
advantage of using a tarp rather than fabric is that it is waterproof,
inexpensive and heavy weight.
Cut the tarp
to your desired size.
To hang your
banner you need to fold and sew/glue a 3” pocket (hem) across the
top of the banner or add grommets across the top. Slide a wooden
dowel into the pocket or through the grommet holes. Either attach a
2 -3 ft piece of nylon line to each side of the dowel or if you use
grommets then use twist-ties through the holes to fasten the banner
to the ballpark fence. If you plan on securing it into the
ground then instead of making the pockets across the top you need to
make one on each side of the banner. Then slide the wooden
dowels into each pocket.
banner with wide-edged Sharpie markers, colored electrical tape,
stick on letters and/or appropriate sports/mascot symbols etc.
Remember you need the lettering to be waterproof.
Be sure to
leave a spot for the players to add a personal touch either an
autograph or hand print. For an end of season banner you may want
to consider adding a team picture or photos of each player.