Friday, September 3, 2010

How to Make a Birthday Cake Bunting

Sometimes having your cake and eating it too just isn't enough. When your cake calls for a bit more pizazz, might I suggest a cake bunting? I've been infatuated with buntings lately, and when I saw Paula's pretty birthday cake bunting, it inspired me to make my own. Even though Alan calls them "cake finish lines," I think they are so adorable.

To make your own, you will need:

-wooden skewers
-a variety of paper or fabric
-needle and thread
-snippets of ribbon and lace

Let's get crafty!:
1) Decide on some sort of color scheme. Really simple one-color buntings can lend a modern look to your cake, while colorful ones look more playful. (Some ideas: all white or all yellow with a ribbon bow garnish at the top of each skewer.)
2) Cut out enough paper or fabric triangles for the desired length of your bunting.
3) Sew the flags together. A simple stitch (the only kind I really know, actually) will do.
4) Sew each end flag to a wooden skewer by looping around the skewer a few times with your needle and thread.
5) Create a few extra, complementary stand-alone flags out of bits of fabric and ribbon.

I keep all sorts of bits of ribbon and string and have a serious habit of recycling gift wrapping. It's nice to know that my hoarding ways actually pay off when it comes to crafting--the paper flags were made from gift bags and the lace was from a shopping bag tag.

Now I just need a cake to stick these into ;)

Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone! Have a happy weekend!


Closet Fashionista said...

Wow! That is soooo cool!!! I might have to try that :D

Denise said...

I love this craft post! So cute!

Anonymous said...

I am wondering what Juliana will say with this!!

-Fondest Regards,

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

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