Little Cake Banners {easy project}

One of my favorite things to do is to take treats to others. I LOVE baking, but don’t LOVE having it all in my house. A few weeks ago, I needed a sweet little treat to say thank you to some ladies and this is what I came up with:

How sweet are those?! I baked the cake in little paper bundt pans from World Market (similar to this). Then I took some of my favorite little papers and made little banners by cutting little shapes.

I glued them to embroidery floss and tied those to cute little patterned straws with beads glued to the end.

After quickly piping some chocolate buttercream on them and placing some sprinkles on them, I placed the straws in the cake and they were ready to go.

Simple treats made a little sweeter with some Cake Banners.

Hope you find something special to try it on. :)

Mother’s Day Printable Vase with Dove Chocolates {Free printable}

Today’s post and project were a match made in heaven. When I think of my sweet mom and the things that she likes, dark chocolate and sweet words are at the top. I wanted to think of a unique way to give my mom a “card” for Mother’s Day and incorporate her love of dark chocolate in there as well so when I was contacted about this opportunity, I was thrilled because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t LOVE Dove chocolate? I came up with a fun printable vase that you can fill with chocolates and add homemade or store bought flowers (depending on how much time you have)!

Would that not just make a WOW statement when you give it to your awesome mom?

So let’s talk about how to make the project.

Things you will need:

Printables at the end of this post



kabob sticks


transparency or plastic sleeve (found in office supplies)


LOTS of Dove Dark Chocolates (because you HAVE to sample it to make sure your mom is going to LOVE it!) ;)


1-Print and cut out vase and tags

2-Cut out center of front of vase. Cut out a rectangle of plastic (I used a transparency) and glue to inside of vase..this will create a window so you can see those yummy Dove Chocolates!

3-Read below to know how to put together vase:

4- Make flowers by gluing flowers on the kabob sticks (I found a whole bunch of cute flowers at Target and Hobby Lobby to put together) or I added some patterned paper in my printables for you to make your own flowers.

5- fill vase with Dove chocolates and add in flowers

6- use tags to write all of the things you LOVE about your mom and glue them on the sticks of the flowers

7- add on the “Happy Mother’s Day” and “thanks for being sweet” tags and any other embellishments that will pull your project together.

8- give it to your mom and let her know how much you LOVE her!

There are so many things I love about this project, but my favorite is that every single person who does this will come out with a different looking project because what YOUR mom will love will be different than what MY mom will love.

Dove has so many types of Dark Chocolate so you can find just the right one for your mom OR use them all and your mom can decide which she likes the best! My whole family test tasted the chocolates and we loved the Sea Salt Caramel and Mint Swirl kinds!

I’d LOVE to see your project when you are done. This is a perfect project to get your kids involved and make it a family project! Have fun making this the best Mother’s Day yet for those amazing moms in your life.


To download the free printable vases and tags, click below:


mothers day vase front mint

mothers day vase sides mint

mothers day vase back mint

mothers day vase front-chocolate

mothers day vase sides-chocolate

mothers day vase back-chocolate


mothers day vase mint tags

mothers day vase BROWN TAGS

Patterns to make flowers with:

mothers day vase MINT DOT

mothers day vase MINT MIDDLE STRIPE

mothers day vase DARK MINT CHEVRON

mothers day vase BROWN DOT

mothers day vase BROWN STRIPE

mothers day vase BROWN CHEVRON


Compensation was provided by DOVE® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are all mine and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends. 

21 FREE Valentines Printables and Projects

Valentines is such a fun holiday to get ready for. Need some fun projects and printables to get you going? Here are projects that I have done all having to do with Valentines Day! Can’t wait to show you the new ones for this year, but until then, enjoy these:

“Top” Valentines

Valentine Lunchbox Laughs

Stuck on You Valentines

Robot Valentines

Make your own Robot Valentines!

Strawberry Oreo Valentine Cookies

Love Police Tickets

Love Police Badges

Strawberry Petit Fours

A perfect Dessert for Valentines Day

Mix and Match Valentines Prints

Valentines Triangle Heart Print

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Love Coupon Book

Love Coupons

Use these You are the _______ to my ________ cards as a valentine, to make a banner, to make a book of love..the ideas are endless with this set!

These are sweet valentines for you…i LOVE that fox.:)

Tell that someone special you love them..

Here are some cute and colorful cards for your kids..

Here is a large (16×20) print for your wall..or a backdrop for a cute decor item..
and here is a cute calendar of numbers to use to keep your month all festive!

Kiki and Company Digital Prints also has a lot of fun Valentines prints just for the holiday of LOVE! You can find the “I love you because” prints HERE and you can see a sweet collection of Valentines prints I have HERE including this sweet  one:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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