This week I’ve joined forces with my friends at Expressions Vinyl to bring you a fun summer inspired project. The challenge was to use Neon Vinyl. Neon screams 2 things to me, elementary school bike shorts, and summer!! I’ve lately been obsessed with pennant flags so I thought I’d mesh the two together to bring you a fun Ice Cream DIY pennant flag DIY.
I was inspired by the Urban Outfitters “Eat More Tacos” pennant flag, but since Tacos aren’t really a thing around here, I changed it up a little bit to read “Eat More Ice Cream” because Ice Cream is like crack around here… I can imagine an ice cream taco would be quite delicious though.
I started by creating a Silhouette Cut File (FREE at the end of this post). I used neon pink heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl, but any color combination would work well.
Timtex Interfacing is the perfect material to create your pennant flags from. I’ve only found it available in white, it is inexpensive, plus stiff so you don’t need an additional stabilizer. You can find it at most fabric stores, or here on Amazon (affiliate link).
Before you cut the design it is important to remember to mirror the image. Once cut, weed the design, then you can apply directly to the Timtex. You’ll notice when the HTV is set it will turn a bit darker in color, as it cools it will go right back to its original color!
Use the design itself as a guide to cut out the triangle shape. You can then hot glue or sew a strip of colored felt to match along the edge of the flag, add small tassels or a dowel handle if desired.
You can use the negative or positive of this design! I weeded mine carefully and got the two pennant designs out of one cut! The ‘Yum’ cone is also included in the FREE Silhouette file as a little bonus!
Thanks for joining me for this fun little summer inspired craft. Now go get yourself some ice cream, you deserve a treat!