August 23, 2012

DIY Wedding Photo Props and Decor

I have been having whipping up custom pennants for my husband's photo shoots lately. I pretty much see pennants/bunting everywhere these days, and I am honestly not tired of them yet!  I think they are so versatile and pretty and are the perfect way to decorate for a wedding birthday party or simply a room in the house. 

And all you need are a few scraps of fabric here and there to make them. I have repurposed denim for my boys' name pennants for their room, cut out felt for my"happy birthday" banner and even made a small fabric one for my vintage chalkboard. 
My latest ones are made of repurposed leftover IKEA curtain fabric and some upholstery samples. (Anyone who has bought IKEA curtains knows they come extremely long and you always have to trim them down-glad I found new use for the fabric instead of just tossing it...IKEA would be so proud...) 

Maybe you've made a few, maybe this will be your first time but they are so easy, I promise. And, they are no sew! 

Here's what you'll need: 

-leftover fabric
-monogram stencil
-permanent marker
-glue gun
-fabric scissors

-Basically, you cut out one triangle and trace the rest from the first one, then cut out. 
-Hot glue each one to a long piece of twine
-Use your permanent marker to stencil your letters
-Embellish by cutting out  hearts, whatever and you're done! 

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Here is the "hugs and kisses" wedding pennant I made for one wedding photo shoot. (I think the newlyweds loved it!)

And here is the "vowed" pennant for this sweet couple.

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(I like these so much I think I might hang them up in the house around Valentine's Day...)
There are so many ways to customize pennants and using a permanent marker instead of fabric paint makes them really fast and easy to make. I hope they never go out of style! Later on I'll show you a really cute one I made for a one year old photo shoot.

Hope you enjoyed these and if you liked what you saw here, feel free to browse around and check out more of my tutorials, and thanks for stopping by ReMadeSimple!


  1. Great and colorful decors. I loved every bit, thanks for the share. Wedding Wordpress Themes

  2. Sooo beautiful Kristina! I'm pinning.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Aug. 25, 2012. Thanks again.

  4. Love all the pendant flags going on. I like that they used "Vowed" instead of married or some other predictable word. I would think this could be more than a photo prop.

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  5. Love the little flags, too cute!


  6. Such a pretty banner! I love the word "vowed".

    I've pinned and am sharing on FB later today!


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