{DIY Party Projects} Mini Cake Bunting Tutorial & Free Printable Alphabet Pages!

We are sharing something super fun to celebrate our big milestone of reaching 10,000 fans on Facebook! I can't explain how thrilled I am that you love what we are doing here on The TomKat Studio and that you are telling your friends about us, too! If you aren't a fan on Facebook yet, JOIN THE PARTY HERE!
I enlisted the help of one of my favorite party girls, Sharnel Dollar of Sharnel Dollar Designs to share a fun MINI CAKE BUNTING tutorial with you! She created one (below) recently for a party and I fell in LOVE! If you don't know Sharnel, you should. This fabulous party girl is full of ideas and style. I swoon over her gorgeous dessert tables, party styling and projects!
Along with her instructions, I have designed several printable PDF alphabet pages that will work perfectly for this project! I also took a few shortcuts when I created my own bunting to celebrate our 10,000 fans! So, check out her tutorial and below you will find my shortcuts!

What you will need:

2 Bamboo Skewers
2 Striped Paper Straws
Embrodiery Thread

Download and print the free printable alphabet pages of your choice on cardstock. Cut out bunting flags and arrange them in order on a flat surface. Thread your needle with embrodiery thread (it's perfectly ok to make funny faces when completing this task.) We pre-punched two holes on the top corners of each flag to make it easier to push the needle through the card. Embrodiery needles aren't sharp enough normally to pierce without making a mess of the card. Thread each of the flags from the top row then pop the needle through one of the straws. Take the needle off the thread and re-thread the other end to enable you to attach the loose end to the remaining straw. Place your skewers in your cake and then insert the straws over the skewers. Tie the end off with two or three knots to secure the bunting in place. Continue this with the remaining bunting.

My Tips:When I made mine, I used a few shortcuts. I didn't have time to pull out a thread and needle, so I designed the flags as foldover diamonds so that I could secure the folded flags over thin ribbon with double-sided tape. I didn't have skewers on hand, so I used 6" lollipop sticks instead. Then just tied the two strings of bunting on the straws. It was really easy and super fun!

Here's the fun part!
Download your FREE printable alphabet flag pages now!

Download PASTEL pages HERE
Download BRIGHT pages HERE

Download BOLD pages HERE

fyi...in the scribd preview, the letters appear to be lopsided but when printed they are not!

Thank you to Sharnel for this fabulous idea! I would also like to thank Melissa at Decadent Delights for the gorgeous cake, Laura Winslow for the fabulous photos, Smeeks for the fab photo shoot location & paper straws, Sally at Polka Dot Market for the Balloons, and Serena, our intern for making the adorable mini pinwheels for the cake stand!

Looking for cake bunting with custom fonts/colors?
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    Hi, i like you site....is very nice.....

    I don't speak your language, but i'm study English.....

    you have added.



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    Im trying to download the pastels but it wont let me - can anyone help? I need these urgently :)

  6. Mariana de Almeida Machado 05/19/2012

    Hi Kim, I love DIY projects. I really wanted to lower the flags but I can not. Below is the message that appears on Scrib. This link has been corrupted or is otherwise invalid. Help me, please!

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    Dear Kim,

    I'm a new fan from germany!
    I really love your little cake bunting flags and tried evrything to download them, but it isn't working at all.
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    Thanks in advance

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  14. Maria Hernandez 12/30/2013

    ohhhh!!! love this soo much !!! thank you very much!!! <3 :)

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    I,ve been searching for free printable mini bunting template for my daughter's 4th birthday! Finally I saw your site. This is so amazing!

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  17. Charli 05/02/2014

    Thank you so much for these- exactly what I've been looking for to finish off a Birthday cake I'm making next month!

  18. Elaine 07/28/2014

    Thank you so much for sharing the bunting templates. I used them for my son's 2nd birthday cake at the weekend and everyone commented on how fab it looked....they couldnt believe I'd done it all myself (with a little help from Tomkat of course!)

  19. Tracy 08/24/2014

    I love love love bunting - this is perfect for my son's colour party!

    I am struggling to download it though. I have installed scribe and the git the "books", but can't seem to get them to print?

    Hmmmm. Maybe I will have to go onto a computer to see....?

  20. carol 10/30/2014

    Your site is awesome. I tried to sign up but won't let me do so.

  21. carol 10/30/2014

    And tried to download the freebies but having problem with your site. Help!

  22. Michelle 11/03/2014

    Hi Kim, having problems trying to print the pastel mini bunting!

  23. Belle 03/05/2015

    I am not understanding how to print the printables. There is no way to edit the PDFs and one would need to print all the alphabets on one page to get one single flag in one color and alphabet. That's quite a waste of ink and cardstock to assemble "Happy Birthday" in different colors. Anyone has any idea of how to get around the problem?

    • Kim 03/05/2015

      Hello Belle!

      I am sorry, but with the free printable PDF, it is not editable to only print the letters you want. We can however, create a custom file for you for a small fee. Please email: [email protected] for details.


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  25. Linda 04/23/2015

    Thank you so much! LOVE these mini buntings! So cute and very helpful!


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