How to make a bunting cake topper*

Easy DIY wedding cake bunting

You just can't have a village hall wedding without bunting, eh? At least that's true in my book. So it's only fair that the wedding cake gets a bit of the bunting treatment too! This super easy Mr and Mrs bunting is quick and inexpensive to make, plus you can personalise it with your name or chosen message - 'Just Married' or any cake related quote would also work perfectly.

Now you may be wondering why I've photographed it sitting in a teacup rather than on a cake (!), as I'll be using this at my own wedding later this year I wanted to keep the full reveal for guests on the day. But I'll be sure to share a picture of how it looked after the wedding! 

You will need

Hessian ribbon*
White thread*
Hemp cord*
Pencil and ruler
Bamboo kebab skewers 

How to make your bunting cake decoration

Cut a long length of your ribbon and iron in half. Then using a pencil and ruler mark out your bunting triangles on one side of the ribbon. My triangles are 2.5cm wide.

Using 3 strands of white thread embroider a letter or heart onto each triangle.

Measure and cut a length of bondaweb to go inside your ribbon, make it about 0.5cm thinner than your ribbon.

Iron the rough side of the bondaweb inside of your ribbon leaving the 0.5cm gap near the centre fold.

Peel of the bondaweb backing and iron the other half of the ribbon to the bondaweb.

Cut your triangles out. Thread your hemp cord onto a large eyed needle and thread through your bunting triangles.

Tie either end of each bunting skewer, arrange so that you're happy with the bunting drape and cut excess thread. I've kept mine long in the pictures in case I need to make any adjustments when we put it in the cake.

Ta-dah! A cake decoration fit for a new Mr and Mrs. Obviously you could also make cake bunting for birthdays, anniversaries, Fridays, generally any occasion involving cake! 

*some of the materials for this project were supplied by Sew Crafty, but all tutorials and opinions are my own.



Life Lately | May 2017 edition

Recently I've been...

Crocheting about 90 of these little hearts! They're for our wedding in a few months time (super sneak peek of the colour scheme here), I'm trying not to go overboard with the crochet, but I couldn't resist a few touches  ;)

Growing sweet peas, both from seeds and shop brought plants - this is one of the shop brought plants (my seedlings don't look quite as healthy and are too long and spindly to photograph). Again these will hopefully flower in time to be used in the wedding this summer. Cross your fingers for me though, plants are not my strong point!

Learning how to dry rose petals (sorry last wedding related one, I promise) for biodegradable confetti. I've been keeping them in this vase to decorate my craft room while they wait to be used. 

Running through all the bluebell woods, although as I don't take my camera out running this picture was taken on a walk a few weeks ago. But every Monday evening for the last month, run club has taken us through some beautiful bluebell woods. It's true what they say, having something pretty to look at really does make the exercise a bit more bearable! 

What have you been up to?



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