I hope you guys didn’t miss my Pink and Purple Horse Party I featured on Monday because that would be a real shame! One of my fave parts of any party is the cake, and this party was no exception. We topped the gorgeous ruffled cake by Kori Kakes with a plastic horse (duh) an a burlap pennant banner made by yours truly! I’ve got a quick tutorial for you so you can make cake banners and bunting until your little heart desires!
The horse party was as at a campsite/farm-ish type of place so I knew I wanted the banner to be rustic. My favorite rustic fabric is burlap, but you can make this out of any fabric you’d like. I’m by no means a professional DIY-er, this is just how I went about it. Believe me, if I can do it, you can do it.
First up, your materials:
Hot glue gun (#1 crafting tool of all time am I right?)
Burlap Ribbon (Wide) or Burlap Fabric
Wooden skewer sticks (yes, like for bbq-ing kabobs)
So unfortunately you need to pull out a measuring tape for this. I don’t know why it annoys me so much to dig through the toolbox but it does. #firstworldproblems Find out how big the cake will be and measure out a piece of twine a little smaller than that. This cake was 11′ so I measured out about 10 inches of twine.
Tie each side of the twine to one of the sticks. You’ll need to hot glue the twine to the stick so it doesn’t fall down.
Thank god the measuring is over and it’s time to start cutting out your triangles. I freehanded this because I think it looks a little more “rustic” if it’s not perfect. Simply draw a triangle on the fabric and cut it out, it’s as simple as that. Then cut out a many as you need to fill the piece of twine.
Using your magical hot glue gun, glue each triangle to the piece of twine. I ended up gluing on a “backer” piece to the backside of each triangle so it looked more sturdy and burlap-y, but you don’t have to.
Ta-da! There you have it, an adorably rustic DIY Cake Pennant Banner. When you put the banner on the cake, make sure you know exactly where you want it to go before you start poking a bunch of holes in the cake. Not attractive. I like it when the banner swags down a bit in the middle, but it’s totes up to you.
My next post which will come later this week is less rustic and more glitz with an adorable Popcorn Bar fit for Hollywood’s biggest night – The Oscars of course! See you then!