I'm sure you all have been exposed to the "banner on cakes" trend. I've always thought this was the cutest idea but didn't have a reason to make one. Last week was my sister's birthday and we were planning to get together over the weekend, so this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. Simon is an advocate of throwing things away, and I on the other hand am not. More times than not I end up finding a use for things. Luckily I keep scrap paper because that's what I ended up using for the banner. Because I had all items on hand, I came out of pocket 0% (the best!).
I would suggest using a large hole punch for circles, but since I didn't have one I used a candle holder as a template.
I cut out different sized circles and triangles and made curly-q's. I wanted to make the banner a little different by cutting out different shapes and giving it a graphic feel.
I glued some of the triangles onto the larger circles to make an interesting graphic. I then punched small holes into each shape and strung them onto a jewelry wire. You can use whatever you want but this is what I had on hand and I rather enjoyed working with it.
I tied the curly-q's (is there a formal name for these??) to a piece of ribbon in order to hang them from the chandelier.
I tied the banner to two wooden skewers and stuck them onto the sides of two cupcakes. This is how it turned out!
I'm so happy that my sister liked everything! Here are more pictures from the celebration.
|Chai Tea Martini---delicious!|
I made confetti for the table by cutting out circles and hearts with hole punches.
The cupcakes were by Jilly's Cupcakery (the same place we ordered cupcakes from for Mother's Day). I ordered Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cappuccino.