Thursday, January 22, 2015

. . . Polka Dot Cake Carrier . . .

Several years ago I received this Cake Carrier and love it but everything looks cuter with polka dots so it was time to give this little baby a makeover. 

I decided to use Decoart American Multi-Surface Satin Paint in girly colors that are also perfect for Valentine's Day.  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know Valentine's Day is on my mind so this cake carrier got covered in Valentine's Day colors too.  Really, I just look for any excuse to use Pink, Purple and Red in my decorating.
To make a Cake Carrier of your very own you will need:
Wilton Cake Carrier from Michael's
Decoart Americana Multi Surface Paint in the desired colors
Lots of ribbons or fabric scraps
Round Foam Pouncers or Stencils

Americana Multi-Surface paint is available in Michaels. Visit the DecoArt Multi-Surface website for more crafting ideas and inspiration too. This little bottle of paint is perfect for so many surfaces!  You can use it on glass, wood, metal, fabric, most plastics and more.  It is for sure something you should keep in your crafting arsenal.  Check out their Metallic Colors too!

 To make the polka dots on the Cake Carrier the easiest way is to purchase these handy little Foam Pouncers from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michael's.  They come with multiple sizes in the package and they are great for making polka dots!  

Choose the size foam pouncer you want for your dots and "pounce" it in the paint color of your choice.  I usually dab it off a few times so I don't get any globs of paint on the item I'm painting.  Just gently press down to apply the paint in a perfect circle. 
  I used multiple sizes of these pouncers for this project.
 The nice thing about the foam pouncers is how easily they wash out and then just grab an old towel and dry them well and you can use them again immediately.  It is also very easy to realign them if they don't quite cover the first time.  For this project I did 2 coats of paint--I let the first coat dry and then went back and did a second coat and it was the perfect amount of paint.

 Once the Americana Multi Surface Paint dried it created the perfect look for this project.  I didn't want the circles to be too perfect or too dense in color so I really liked the coverage of this paint.  It was my first time using it but won't be my last.

 Once all the circles were dry I started cutting ribbon in about 6 inch pieces.  I used fairly thin ribbon but you could do this however you prefer.  Once all the ribbon was cut I started tying them onto the handle.  I didn't do any fancy knots...just a basic knot.  I squished my ribbons tight together so the handle was well covered and just alternated colors until it was completely covered.

 When the handle was complete I went back and cut the ribbons at different lengths.  Some were much shorter than others but that is what makes it fun!

  Once the ribbons are tied on and trimmed you are ready to fill the carrier up with cake or cupcakes!
 So cute and girly!

 Seriously, polka dots and ribbon make everything better!

 Of course I had to fill the carrier up with Valentine's Day Cupcakes too.  I cheated and ran to the store and got plain vanilla ones and then added my own cute heart sprinkles.

 This cake carrier would look so cute bringing your sweets to any function.

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  1. This is so super cute! I love it! You are right about any excuse to use pink, purple, and red in decorating but for me it's mostly PINK! ;-) Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Co-Host OMHGWW

  2. What a cute idea you have shared this week!!
    Thank you for sharing on The Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!!!

    Wishing you the best!!

  3. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing at OMHG WW :)


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