Use your favorite patterns of washi tape to make the cutest little mini banner ever – Sarah will show you how easy this DIY is to make!
Have you ever completed a project, took a step back, and thought “Hmm . . . it needs just a little something else“? Well that’s exactly how today’s project came to be.
I was making a wreath for my daughter’s birthday party, and it needed that little something else. I finally decided a tiny, purple polka dot DIY bunting would be perfect. However, I came upon one major problem: I didn’t have any purple polka dotted paper.
But I did have purple polka dotted washi tape. As Gru would say, “Lightbulb!”
These washi tape mini banners can be used to decorate so many things. As I mentioned, I used one on the wreath, but I also created one to use a cake topper. If you have 10 minutes to spare, you can definitely whip one of these babies up!
DIY Mini Banner
Here’s your supply list:
- washi tape (of course)
- paper straws
- baker’s twine or string
- white cardstock
- alphabet stickers
- Cricut Explore Machine
If your tape has a repeat, you can match it up so it looks seamless. If not, don’t worry, it won’t be noticeable when you are finished.
I did three just to show you how a few different styles looked – the blue didn’t have a repeat pattern but it still looked fine.
Next, you will want to cut your flag shapes out of the section of cardstock you created with your tape. I used my (amazing) Cricut Explore for this, to make it really quick and easy, but this is not a difficult shape. You can easily freehand it, or download an image to use as a template.
After you have punched your holes and strung the flags on the twine, it’s time to personalize the banner with your letters! I love thickers for these type of banners because they add a lot of depth to the project, but any sticker would work.
Tie the ends of your string around the straws if you are making a cake topper, and ta-da! You have a mini banner! You can cut the strings or leave them long like I did. To insert it into your cake, just stick the straws in through the top.
I love that this is such an easy and inexpensive way to really jazz up an ordinary cake. I have made fondant cakes for years, but I have never received as many compliments on any cake as I did on this one . . . and it took under 30 minutes to decorate, start to finish!
And I think this Washi Tape Mini Banner was what stole the show! (Get more info on my super easy cake decorating post by visiting my blog!)