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CRAFT: Celebrate the Season

By Kami Bigler
Cake bunting is a fun trend going on right now, adding height and dimension to any simple cake. The great thing about it is that your cake decorating skills can be mediocre. This takes the attention away from the frosting and moves it to the top of the cake.
Most commonly used are little triangle pennant flags, but why not add your own touch with little die-cut shapes or stickers? If you are into scrap booking or paper crafts, this craft should be an easy and fun one.

Materials

Scraps of paper to be die cut
Tiny or small cutting dies in the desired shapes
7 different shapes were used here
Die cutting tool or machine
2 wooden skewers
Bakers twine in desired color
red & white bakers twine is used here
Small hole punch or a needle
Ribbon for base of cake
Cake
Cake stand
optional

Directions

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Step 1: Choose cutting die and scrap of colored card stock to create your shape.
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Step 2: Put the paper face down with the cutting die face up.
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Step 3: Place on cutting mat, sandwiched between the top and bottom plate.
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Step 4: Roll through hand-crank die cutting machine.
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Step 5: Peel your shape from the paper.
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Step 6: Your paper shape is now ready! Repeat this process for all the pieces you want for your mini banner.
Minicake Banner Ribbon
Step 7: Wrap the base of your cake with ribbon.
Step 8: Once all your shapes are ready, string them onto the bakers twine row by row, wrapping them around the wooden skewers until you get to the top.
Minicake Banner Final
Now you have a festive mini banner that’s perfect for the holidays!
About the Author:
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Kami Bigler runs the blog no biggie, a family lifestyle blog highlighting her three favorites: crafts, cooking and thrifting. She loves to spend her non-blogging hours with her husband Kyle, their two children and one puppy faced dog, Rukkus.


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