Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cake Topper Pennants

Call them pennants or bunting, but those adorable triangles on strings are quite the hit this year!  We're having them all over our wedding, so naturally they need to be on our wedding cake, too!

My grandmother gifted us this sweet cake topper by Willow Tree.  I can't wait to see it on our cake AND in our home after the wedding!  Thus, requirement #1 is for the pennants to be tall enough not to interfere with the couple.

Many people use wood skewers (for grilling) as the poles for the pennants, but mine required more height so I used a super narrow wooden dowel I found at Lowe's for 50 cents.  I painted them silver to add some pizazz.

Next I made the strings for the pennants.  I twisted together embroidery floss in our wedding colors to make it extra cute.  String, yarn, or ribbon would also work quite nicely.

I then chose a number of papers from my scrapbooking stash that coordinate with the life-size pennants at our wedding.  I could have used the same fabrics, but the paper seemed easier.  I made a triangle template from a plastic folder so they'd all be the same.

I folded the paper to create the top edge of the triangles.  Then I traced the triangle using my template, and cut the non-folded sides.

Once I had a good collection of pennants, I arranged them on the strings.

Using one of my new favorite products, I applied adhesive and glued the two sides together, trapping the string in the fold at the top.

This super-cute project took about an hour and cost me 50 cents out of pocket (because I already had all the other stuff).  But if you absolutely had to buy everything from scratch, I would guess $10 at the most including adhesive, embroidery floss, and pretty papers.

I chose not to do this, but you could easily print or stick letters on your pennants to say "I Do", "Just Married", or even "Happy Birthday".  I can't wait to make more of these DIY cake topper pennants for other parties!  Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. this was a fun project that we sorta made up as we went along and I love the results and wouldn't change a thing! Can't wait to see the real cake!


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