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!

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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.

Getting crafty and creative with Unilever #bettertogether

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I made this using leftover popsicle sticks that were ultimately heading for the trash. It feels great to make my best effort to live more sustainably, and make cute stuff in the process!

As you well know, I have declared that I will be participating in the Cross Off Hunger Campaign in partnership with Feeding America. It’s all about purchasing your favorite Unilever brands.

Why?

Because Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts.  Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop.  Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger.

So I decided to go shopping at Target, armed with 50$ to spend on Unilever products for our local food bank. We managed to find many things that would be a perfect non-perishable food source such as…

1. Skippy peanut butter

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2. A jar of Hellmans mayo – can be used in alot of great recipes!

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3. Personal Care products. When buying things to donate to a food bank, often times personal care products get overlooked. I made it a point to stock up on some of these for my donation as well.

I haven’t forgotten – Feeding America(R), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks.  $1=8meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local food banks.  Unilever will donate $250,000.  The monetary equivalent of a minimum of 2 million meals will be donated.

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But the winner of them all was the Spiderman popsicles that I told JP I would buy for him. He was so happy!

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These are a great treat to have around – JP does not seem to care that it is nearly January, he is still asking for popsicles as if it were the middle of July. Especially now that we have some special spiderman ones – it has become his favorite thing in the freezer! Unilever has such awesome brands!

So when we got home, I gave it some thought as to how I would live a little more sustainably, and I just kept thinking about what to do about those popsicle sticks. I decided to make a christmas decoration!

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Making it was easy – here’s what I did:

First things first, I made a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches for both me and JP to snack on before we started. I used my favorite spread, also a Unilever product to help make it.

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Then we had some popsicles for dessert…

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I needed as many popsicle sticks as I could get my hands on! I used a shipping envelope from my shop, and made a wreath shape out of it. Then with my Painters Marker, I colored it green so it would have a nice solid base color.

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I cut up the popsicle sticks into pieces that could be easily glued on to the wreath…

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Then I glued them on to my painted wreath!

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Once it was all done, it looked like this:

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Then I added glitter by spraying some gloss spray as adhesive, and glittering it up with some green glitter.

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