How to Make a Pennant Banner for Tailgating

tailgating party set up in back of car, with pennant banner hanging.

If you’re a sports fan I hope today’s DIY will inspire you. I made this for my tailgating party and it was a great addition to the outdoor set up.

DIY Sports Banner

This project turned out so cute and was very easy to make. Here are some reasons you’ll love this banner.

  • I suggest working in a neutral palette of black and white, like I did here, because it’s a good base that will go with any team colors.
  • This banner can be used over and over again. Use it all season for football parties at home, and for Super Bowl parties.
  • You can customize it with the trim color or the letters and wording to reflect your favorite team. You can spell out the mascot, or the team name, etc.
  • Hang it on the back of your vehicle when you’re tailgating, or hang it over the bar or table filled with football party food.
diy banner supplies


  • about 6 feet ball fringe trim
  • 2 packs canvas triangle pennants {4 per pack}
  • Fabric Adhesive letters to spell out “go team”
  • Glue gun and glue stick

How to Make It

diy tailgate pennant banner
  1. Lay out your canvas pennants so they are side by side, but add extra space between words.
  2. Add a thin line of hot glue to the top edge of the pennant and place the edge of the fringe on top. Make sure you leave several inches of trim at each end, for tying and hanging the banner.
  3. Continue until all pennants are attached to the trim.
diy tailgate pennant banner
  1. Center, and attach the adhesive letters to pennants.
  2. Hang across the back of your vehicle for tailgating, or on a wall for a home game day party.
pennant banner hanging on car tailgate says Go Team.

More DIY Party Ideas

Use this DIY sports pennant banner for game day parties, football or Super Bowl theme parties, and outdoor tailgating at the stadium.

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