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Triangles: Mini Cake Banner Tutorial

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

With our theme this week being triangles, I put my thinking cap on to come up with a fun project… and then it came to me! Triangles = banners! And with a couple of birthdays and other occasions coming up, today I bring to you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a mini banner perfect to adorn a cake for any occasion!

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

Now this seemingly simple project is made a lot easier with my tutorial below! In other words, I made a few small mistakes so you don’t have to! So let’s get to it:

Step 1: Gather all your supplies. I used the 6×6” paper pad from the Fancy Free collection, hot glue gun, twine, scissors, wooden skewers, and a small banner flag die that I have (this is optional – you could just hand cut them!)

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

Step 2: Die cut or cut a bunch of flags from your patterned paper. I have found it’s best to cut a “double” flag that you can fold in the centre over the twine. This is MUCH easier to adhere to your twine than just a single front flag in my opinion. I’m lucky enough to have this die in my stash, but you could easily cut them by hand.

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

Step 3: The next thing to do is to attach your twine to two wooden skewers. I first tie it on (leaving roughly as much length as you need for your cake diameter) and then reinforce it by adding a dob of hot glue to the knot; that way you know it’s not going to fall off!

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

Step 4: It’s time to adhere your die cut flags to the twine! I lay them out first to get the spacing right and then adhere them. I use hot glue for this also for ease and durability.

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

Step 5: Now you can embellish! I’ve added buttons with a twine bow to the banner ends. You can use ribbon, you can add die cuts or flowers or any of your embellishments!

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

Finally, pop your banner into your cake! If it’s too tall, simply cut your wooden skewers down a little with scissors.

Cake Banner Tutorial @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #cake #cakedecoration

Such a cute look using supplies you probably already have on hand! Thank you so much for stopping by the Pink Paislee blog today!

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