DIY Cake Bunting: No Sew!

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Want to make an adorable cake bunting for next to nothing?

This DIY wedding cake bunting is extra awesome because you don’t need a sewing machine to make it. You can make the cake bunting to match the colors of your wedding. It would also be perfect for a bridal shower.

Here’s what you will need for the double strand cake bunting:

For this bunting we used three different types of fabric to make a total of 22 flags; 7 plain, 7 stripes, and 8 floral. The top strand has 10 flags and bottom strand has 12 flags.

Cut two strips 4″ x 10″  for plain and striped fabric; cut one strip 4″ x 11″ for pattern.

Fold each in half lengthwise and iron.

cake flags

Cut two strips of Wonder Under 1 5/8″ x 10″; cut one strip of Wonder Under1 5/8″ x 11″. Make sure your Wonder Under does not overlap fabric. You don’t want the glue from the Wonder Under touching your iron.

Open folded fabric strips and place Wonder Under glue side down about 5/8″ from the top to allow for casing. Iron with a dry iron.

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Remove paper. Fold top over and iron again.

cake banner You are now ready to cut out your flags.

Create a template by cutting out a 1″ x 1 1/2″ triangle from cardboard. Place flag template along fold. Trace flags with pencil.

wedding cake bunting

vintage bunting Cut out flags and lay them out in desired pattern.

cake banner

Cut approximately 75″ of string for each bunting; this will leave 30″ on each end for tying.

Use a darning needle or small safety pin to thread flags onto your string.


flag bunting Once all flags have been added, tie bunting to bamboo skewers or dowels and insert into cake on an angle.

vintage cake bunting

Feeling extra crafty? Make a matching wedding bunting to hang on or above your dessert table!

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  1. Posted by Bronwyn on June 29th, 2011 at 9:00am

    Although mine was paper - much heavier, so not such a good idea.
    Yours is beautiful.
  2. Posted by Dani on June 30th, 2011 at 2:12pm

    Super cute! Great little DIY touch!
  3. Posted by Christina on July 9th, 2011 at 11:31pm

    Cute Bronwyn!
  4. Posted by Heather on August 15th, 2011 at 9:40am

    I linked to your post from my blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration! ~Heather @SimplyCottageLove
  5. Posted by Ann on April 13th, 2015 at 3:20pm

    Thank you! Loved this tutorial. It came out fabulous and I found this elegant tulle letter on Etsy and used it as a cake topper. So glam,it all was a hit!
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