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:
- fabric (we used vintage second-hand fabric)
- string or baker’s twine
- Heat’n Bond Adhesive or Wonder Under (we used Wonder Under)
- darning needle or safety pin
- 2 bamboo skewers or 2 dowels
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.
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.
Remove paper. Fold top over and iron again.
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.
Cut out flags and lay them out in desired pattern.
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.
Once all flags have been added, tie bunting to bamboo skewers or dowels and insert into cake on an angle.
Feeling extra crafty? Make a matching wedding bunting to hang on or above your dessert table!