Scroll saw wood cutting seems to be quite the trend these days so when I was planning my husband's 40th surprise birthday party I decided to make these mini state pennants as favors.
To be honest the party was in early December and I'm actually only just now sending out these favors as part of a thank you card package because I was too sick to finish them in time for the party.
You may recall I posted a sneak peek over on Instagram a few weeks back:
I cut many more little pennants with the state abbreviation and then spray painted them in fun colors. The states correspond to where the guests at the party come from.
Start out by making a pattern, I drew mine with pencil onto paper but a digital version works too.
Trace the pattern onto 1/4" plywood or MDF. Another option is to attach the pattern with spray adhesive however that only allows for a one time use so if you need to reuse your pattern just trace.
Use a scroll saw to cut out the pennants. Above is the scroll saw I use and I love the control with a scroll saw, it's like sewing with a saw.
Sand any rough edges and use gloss spray paint to finish.
I added a little ribbon and thank you tag to finish it off.
A cute little favor idea that could also easily be a hanging ornament too.