WIAW #38 + DIY Mini Paper Flag Banner

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Welcome to another week and another WIAW! I'm really bad at remembering to take pictures of my food, but here are some things I ate this week....

{Soups} I ate a lot of veggie soups this week, like a broccoli puree soup and a sweet potato puree soup! Yum! {Desserts} I made cherry limeade snowball cookies (recipe coming soon) & owl cookies. I also had some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, and some Dove dark chocolate that my secret santa gave me! {Appetizers} I had Tex Mex Eggrolls from the Cheesecake Factory (delish) and lots of hummus & crackers, among other things.

Also, I finished my Christmas playlist this week and thought I would share it with everyone! I'm not a fan of your typical, old fashioned Christmas songs. I like Christmas music if it's done by bands like The Civil Wars, Sufjan Stevens, etc... in other words, I like indie rock inspired Christmas music. 

And I figured there were others like me... so here you go!

To get the actual Spotify playlist, CLICK HERE.

Guess what else I did this week? Some prepping for the big, upcoming BIRTHDAY BASH! I have another DIY for you today...this one is brief, and the picture isn't the prettiest, but better pictures are coming on DECEMBER 26TH when this banner sits atop the Passing Daisies third birthday cake! YAY!

As you can see by the picture, today's DIY is for a mini paper flag banner. I am kinda obsessed with flag banners. I love them, especially when they are made of burlap! I made this banner to stick in our upcoming birthday cake - a key lime cranberry cake - and I think it's adorable! Here's how to make it. 

DIY Mini Paper Flag Banner

Scrapbook paper
Thin Sharpie
Skewers, chopsticks, or other small wooden sticks
Tacky glue

How To Make It
1. First, cut your scrapbook into small triangle shaped pieces of paper. You can do this a variety of ways, but I found it easiest to cut one triangle, and then use that as a template for the rest. Simply trace around the triangle and then cut the paper out.
2. Once all your triangles are cut out, write one letter on each triangle until you've spelled what you want.
3. Glue the triangles to a piece of twine until all letters are glued. The twine should be long enough to hold all your letters. In the picture above, I made two separate banners. 
4. Allow to dry. Once dry, glue each end of the twine to a skewer. You should need two skewers for each banner you make. 
5. Ta-da! You have banner! Stick it wherever you'd like! Easy peasy.

Like I said, better pictures will be revealed on December 26th along with the recipe for our key lime cranberry cake AND a birthday recipe link up with other bloggers! Be sure to check back because you don't wanna miss it!

Wanna join in the link up? Just EMAIL ME! Still looking for more to join the fun! <3