For the last few parties I’ve helped style, the cakes have been topped with these little buntings. It’s festive. It’s too cute for words. With the right type of paper, it’s sure to match any party theme!
This year, one of my nieces was having a Sparty for her birthday. That meant girly on top of girly. So I opted for pinks and purples. Start out by cutting 1″ x 2″ strips of cardstock.
Fold each strip in half, so you end up with tiny square pieces.
Holding onto the folded side, you’re going to start snipping the squares into tiny flags.
Cut diagonally one way, then the other.
Cut as many pieces as you think you’ll need.
I use paper straws for these cake toppers. They come in the cutest colors and designs! I also pulled out a skein of thread to string all the triangles together.
Unfold each of the tiny triangle flags. You will string the thread through each one.
Using my newfound favorite tool, a Martha Stewart Crafts Ball Point Glue Pen, I glued the flags shut. I made sure to use just enough glue to keep the flaps stuck together. That way, I can still move and adjust them later on.
I alternated pink and purples until it was long enough to cover the diameter of the cake.
The next step is to make the posts. I cut a small slit through the paper straw.
Then, I inserted the thread through the slits.
I made sure to knot the thread to keep it in place.
Repeat the same thing with the other end of the string. Depending on how I feel, I make one or two of these buntings to decorate the cake.
Don’t these mini bunting cake toppers make the cake look extra yum?
Would you try this at your next party? Happy crafting!