DIY: Book Cover Pennant

DIY Book Cover PennantIt was 5 a.m. and I had to have something nice to show off my book covers for a signing in about two hours.

Out of desperation, I made myself a book cover pennant to highlight my work and decorate my table.

It was made with materials on hand: string, card stock and a regular printer. It took my about 15 minutes from start to finish.

I can see this idea being an attractive (and cheap!) alternative to the usual vinyl author banner ordered from Vistaprint. I can also see it having other uses…

  • Parents can decorate a child’s bedroom with covers from their favorite bookcovers.
  • Teachers can string them up in a classroom to show what books the class has read.
  • Libraries can make pennants to go with the month’s theme.

Making it was easy. I printed each cover onto cardstock, cut the covers out and punched holes in the top two corners. Then I just strung them onto some old fashioned twine I happened to have and I had my decoration.

It was a great tool for talking about all my books because it attracted attention and it was simple for me to point out the different covers. If you try this, share a photo with me and tell me what you used yours for :)

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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