Planning on throwing a Bowl Game party for you and your friends? You can make a felt flag pennant banner in your team colors to add some festiveness and fun! Use this easy DIY by Poppy & Blush as a backdrop for your table.



  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Card stock
  • Felt in two colors
  • Glue/glue gun
  • Hole puncher
  • Twine
  • Chalk (if needed)

Bowl Game Pennant Banner

Step 1. With a ruler, measure the size you want your flags to be on the card stock and cut it out, creating a stencil (ours is 4”x 8”).

Bowl Game Pennant Banner

Step 2. Use your stencil as a guide to cut out your felt flags. If you’re leery about cutting freehand, using a piece of chalk to outline the stencil on the felt makes cutting a lot easier.

DIY Bowl Game Pennant Banner

Step 3. Draw out the letters you need on a contrasting color of felt (again, you can draw out with chalk first to make cutting easier).

DIY Bowl Game Pennant Banner

Step 4. Use a small hole puncher and punch out holes at the top two corners of your flags for hanging.

DIY Bowl Game Pennant Banner

Step 5. Glue your letters onto your flags, making sure to leave a blank flag for spacing in between words.

DIY Bowl Game Pennant Banner

Step 6. Grab your twine and string through the holes in your flag.

Start planning your own party by sending out this Big Game Evite invitation below, or another invitation from our Big Game invitation gallery. Don’t forget to check out our Bowl Game Beer Tasting!

Bowl Game Evite Invitation

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