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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My DIY Mini Cake Bunting at City Cradle Design

Happy Wednesday, gang!  Today, I am uber excited to introduce City Cradle Design to those of you who have yet to meet Vicky, the creator of this fabulous blog. Last week Vicky contacted me about creating a DIY tutorial for the mini cake topper bunting I made for a party designed by Eat Drink Pretty.  I was happy to oblige, and I've included the steps here as well for your crafting pleasure.  Yahoo!

I am just so honored whenever someone likes one of my "crafty-crafties" enough to share with their own blog audience, so please be sure to stop by and check out beautiful her blog today.

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And for my own archives, here's another breakdown for all of my peeps here on the "how to" behind this super easy project, in 5 easy steps, no less!  That totally sounded like an infomercial, didn't it?  Gosh, infomercials are hilarious (but "catchy", yes??)...and...once again, I digress.  Okay, here we go...

Supplies
1. Color or scrapbook paper
2. Paper cutter and/or good scissors
3. Dye cut paper punch in a pattern of your choice (my favorite)
4. 2 wooden skewer sticks
5. White thread
6. Needle
7. Hot glue gun
8. Your favorite color ribbon


Do It Yourself

Step 1: Punch each sheet of color paper with the dye cut paper punch and cut out mini flags with the pattern as the bottom of the flag.

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Step 2: Double thread the needle with white string to make the stitch more prominent.

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Step 3: Once you have the flags strung and placed however far apart you would like them, tie each end of the string around a skewer stick.

Step 4: Take the ribbon and tie into two small bows.

Step 5: With your glue gun, glue each bow on top of where you tied the thread. This will hold the thread on the stick as well as hide the knot.

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AND, you're finished.  I told you it was easy....now, it's time for the cake!

Ciao!

14 comments:

  1. This is adorable! What a great idea to dress up a cake!

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  2. Hi! I am a new follow :) I found came over from http://thecitycradle.com. Love the tutorial. I am going to give this a try the next time we have a "fiesta"!
    Amber

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  3. Thanks for the how-to, I just adore this idea for a cake topper!

    ~ Clare x

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  4. That is perfect! I saw your tutorial on Goosie Girl. So glad I did. I am adding you to my Google Reader!

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  5. So pretty ~ I love it! Just found your blog and can't wait to look around some more :)

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  6. This is beautiful! Great tutorial too - I'm going to have to try this :)

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  7. That is so cute! I want to make one for my birthday =-)

    And it was great meeting you today even though it was a smidge hot!

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  9. What a great idea for decorating a cake! I'll be sure to give it a go some time :)

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  10. Love the bunting! I am so doing this!

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  11. thanks so much for the idea, you inspired me to do something similar for my daughter's fiesta themed first birthday, the bunting came out great!

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