Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DIY {Birthday Bunting Banner}

Am I using the word bunting and banner correctly? If not, just pretend I am. Anywhooo, for J's birthday cake a few weeks ago I knew I wanted to make one of these cute little banners so I got all my supplies ready, crafted it out, and well...he didn't really seem to notice. wtf.

BUT, if you happen to have someone in your life who may be a little more observant, then this craft is for you. It is a little time consuming so make sure to save this for someone who will really appreciate it.

What You'll Need:
-thick scrapbook paper
-wooden dowel
-twine or ribbon

*PS: Use wooden dowels and not lollipop sticks. I happened to have these on hand, but they weren't quite long enough causing the banner to touch the actual cake. 
*PPS: Yes, I'm using hair scissors. We loose regular scissors around here like crazy. I should probably find those before one of the boys loses an eyeball.

1. Begin by folding your paper in half and then cutting on the fold line. Then take one of the halves and fold it again.
2. Cut out a triangle with the base of the triangle at the fold of the paper.
3. Use the original triangle to cut out the remaining triangles. Cut one triangle for each letter. I used two different colors of paper.
4. Line the triangles up (if using different colors)
5. Decide what letters/style you want your wording to be. I looked up different styles online to go off of.
6. Practice, practice, practice. You don't want to have to cut a bajillion more triangles because you messed up the writing.
7. Write your fancy, practiced letters on the triangles.
8. Glue the triangles onto your twine or ribbon.

9. This was the hardest part for me in terms of getting the spacing just right. Tie the twine to the dowels and space accordingly. I tied them lightly and kept playing with it until I liked how it looked. 

Stick your creation in your cake and hope and that someone notices:)
*PPPS: A cake stand is on my project list.
2 comments on "DIY {Birthday Bunting Banner}"
  1. This is super cute!! It makes me wish my hubby's birthday was coming up so that I could do this! Bakers twine is the best!

    1. I love baker's twine. I've only used it a few times, but it's great for a lot of different crafts. You could always celebrate his half birthday!