How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting

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Last Wednesday was my Birthday – It was a great day filled with well-wishes from the people I love and I finished the day with this adorable cake. So while I had the day to myself, I decided to bake myself a cake and adorn it like all the gorgeous looking ones you find on Pinterest. I broke out all my glitter, ModPodge and scrap paper and set to work to make little glitter triangles to string them together.

I used a glitter ModPodge because I thought it would create a nice base coat for any glitter to lay on top of. I picked out some of my favorite glitter colors and sprinkled them on the backs of some card fails I had with the Yudu screen printer. I did the following steps with a couple of different glitter colors.

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Once my glitter paper was dry, I cut them into equally shaped elongated triangles. I used the pointy tip of my exacto blade to poke a small hole at each corner, so I could string the triangles together.

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I arranged the triangles as I wanted to see them together, then I cut a long piece of twine string. I also needed to create a slit in the wooden popsicle stick holders so I would have something to suspend it with. The exacto blade was strong enough to make a small crack in the tip so I could floss the twine though to hold up the glitter flags. Perfect!

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

I threaded each glitter flag through the holes and knotted it behind. I made sure to keep my stitches on the backside so they didn’t show on the front.

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

 

Check out the craft supply sale happening at Consumercrafts.com

Did you know that consumercrafts.com is having a sale on all their basic crafting supplies?

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I immediately had to see what it was all about – and to my surprise, there was lots and lots of great stuff for sale at deep discounts! I kept flipping through the categories, mildly interested in everything I saw until I came across this:

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At half off, I decided to buy the Provo Craft Yudu Personal Screen Printer. It’s only designed for a small area, but that’s ok – I wanna see what kind of handmade cards I can make with this new gadget. I also got these awesome blank canvas buntings to maybe screenprint something on it..?

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Handmade cards can be so fun – I’m so excited to get all the loot I ordered. I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will arrive in time for the weekend so I can send father and son off to go do something while I play with my new toy.

Ok, well maybe it wont exactly happen that way, but I can dream, right!?

Consumercrafts.com was super easy to click though to find what I needed. Craft store shopping is one of my favorite things to do – and I just recently found out it can be just as fun in your pajamas from the sofa too :)

I wrote this post as part of a campaign with Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Making glittery Christmas crafts using Tulip fabric glitter and paint #TulipShimmer

I had the pleasure of receiving an amazing crafter’s goodie package show up at my doorstep – I couldnt have been more excited! It was like Christmas coming early for me.

I’ve never done any type of video before, but I thought it would be fun to break out the old video cam and show you exactly what they sent me…. My favorites were the Tulip Shimmer Paints and the Tulip Shimmer Sheets and the Fabric Glitter.

Oh heck. I loved it all. Thank you Tulip!

So the challenge was to come up with a holiday craft using all or some of the great products they sent me. At first, I decided to make a tree ornament with a glittery tree on it. Here’s what I came up with:

Tulip Shimmer Fabric Paint

 

Then After looking at what other materials I had left, I decided my sofa pillows needed to look a little more Christmassy too. What do you think?? I love all my freshly crafted Christmas deco!

Tulip Holiday Craft

This year, it seems that I’m obsessed with glitter  even my tree has a ton of glittery deco on it! It’s no wonder that I’m in love with this amazing glitter set they sent me!

Tulip Holiday Craft

First, I started with some burlap type fabric – a clearance bin find!

Tulip Holiday Craft

Then, I decided to fray the edges so it had the farmhouse chic feel to it… I decided to add in a piece of white muslin to paint on, just so it wold pop  nicely against the burlap. Now… what to paint….?

Tulip Holiday Craft

For some reason, I kept wanting something green and sparkly, but I realized I had no green fabric paint. Then  I noticed the blue and yellow colors included in the fabric paint pack. Duh! didn’t I go to art school?

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

So I mixed those together… and it made a lovely metallic green color – Perfect for painting a Christmas tree!

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

To make my tree, I began by just making swooshing strokes of green paint to the left and right, working my way down – keeping it in a triangular shape. When I was done with that, I sprinkled some green glitter on it…

When in doubt, throw some glitter on it!

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

It was so much fun to get all the stuff out and make a big mess! Next I decided to try out the cordless heat tool with the crystals, because I thought my tree needed some decorating.

Tulip Holiday Craft

Then once that was done, I added a few details with the fabric markers…

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

Then of course, I couldn’t stop there… So I made some pillow covers too! I used the red sparkly Tulip Shimmer Sheets, and cut out a big red sparkly “Ho Ho Ho” to transfer on to the fabric. For the other pillow,  decided to make some big glittery polka dots with the glue and glitter.

Tulip Holiday Craft

Tulip Holiday Craft

Sewing them up was easy – then I popped my plain pillow fillers into the new Christmas covers, and poof! New Christmas pillows!

Tulip Holiday Craft

See what some of the other bloggers did – All the projects are so amazing. Great job to everyone!

 




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