A new trend that I've seen making its way around blog-land is bunting. I adored this Ten Minute Bunting Card that I saw at Trendy Treehouse, and whipped up several this week in festive fall colours. Many posts on fall decorating have featured bunting on mantles, shelves, and windows, another idea I can't wait to try. But one of my absolute favorite uses for bunting without a doubt, is Cake Bunting.
I've seen a lot of examples of cake bunting over the last few weeks. You can purchase bunting ready made, but honestly, it couldn't be easier to make. All you need are two bamboo skewers, some twine, and a few scraps of pretty paper. Cut triangles out of your paper (they don't have to be perfect; bunting should have a sort of homespun charm to it), tie either end of your twine to a bamboo skewer, and glue the triangles to the twine. I made two sets and arranged them so they were a little offset:
How cute is that? I apologize for the picture; normally I try to avoid plugs, jacks, and empty frosting containers but I had to snap this picture quickly before the cake got consumed!
This project literally took me ten minutes. The great thing about the mini bunting projects (such as the card and the cake bunting) is that they are the perfect opportunity to use up leftover scraps of paper. I used a few scraps of double sided Stampin' Up paper; what I really loved about this is that the bunting is pretty from any angle since the paper is double sided. I had bamboo skewers, twine, and glue on hand so this project literally cost me nothing to make!
When I go to our local scrapbooking shop next week I am going to pick up some fun Fall and Halloween papers and make some garland bunting for my mantle. Then I'll save the scraps and make some cake bunting for our Halloween celebrations! I can think of countless Christmas decorating ideas incorporating bunting...oh, the possibilities!
The next time you have something to celebrate (a birthday, a baby shower, or just a really great day!) fetch your stash and whip up some cake bunting! It's fast and (practically) free Happy!