This past Friday we had our first Google Hangout with a Live Broadcast with party stylists Jen and Jess from Linen, Lace, & Love. The two DIY sisters shared a step-by-step tutorial with birthday party planning and decor tips. The girl’s birthday party was a Pancake and Slumber party and had creative ideas that left us craving sweets and party planning. The boy’s birthday party showcased pinatas, trains, and DIY craft games. Watch the full DIY broadcast here!

Here is Linen, Lace, & Love’s  guest blog post with all the step-by-step details!

We had such a wonderful time “hanging out” with Tiny Prints!  We thought we would share a little more in-depth tutorial for our DIY Reusable Chalkboard Pennant Banner, hope you enjoy!

DIY Reusable Chalkboard Pennant Banner


  • Balsa wood
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Cutting board
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Dropcloth
  • Chalk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Fabric ribbon
  • Fabric velcro (for your ribbon)
  • Sticky back velcro (for your wood pennant flags)

Chalkboard Pennant Tutorial 1

Step 1: Decide how large you would like your pennant flags, and measure them out on your balsa wood.  Make sure to account for an extra inch on the top to place your velcro. Our balsa wood measured 4in. x 36in. so we measured 6in. rectangles (making 6 flags), and cut them using our X-ACTO knife.
Step 2: Use the corner of one of the rectangles to trace the tails at the end of your pennant flags.
Step 3: Use your X-ACTO knife to cut out the tails.  We recommend using a ruler as a guide when cutting with an X-ACTO knife.
Step 4: Spray your pennant flags with chalkboard spray paint, and let dry for at least an hour.

Chalkboard Pennant Tutorial 2

Step 5: Take your fabric ribbon and place the “loop” side (fuzzy side) of your fabric velcro to the ribbon and carefully iron on the velcro.  Note: Your velcro package will give specific instructions on heat and time.
Step 6: Use the “hook” (gritty side) of your sticky back velcro, and cut strips that fit the top of your pennant flags and stick on.
Step 7: Test out your new banner and space out the pennant flags as desired.
Step 8: Write whatever saying you would like, hang, and enjoy!
This fun and easy chalkboard pennant banner for all occasions is also incredibly easy to transport!  For more tips and tricks view our Google Hangout with Tiny Prints!

Pancake Cake with Confetti Glaze



  • Funfetti Cake Mix


  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons of Milk (we used 2%)


Cake Batter Pancakes~

Step 1: Make the cake batter as directed, but don’t heat the oven…get out a nonstick frying pan and heat on medium.


Step 2: Spoon out one large spoonful of cake batter onto the frying pan, and use the spoon to spread the batter as thin as possible.  (Do this a quickly as you can).

When the pancake starts to bubble, flip quickly over to the other side.

Cook the second side for about 20-30 seconds (or until you see the edges and middle look baked and not shiny).


Step 3: Stack the Cake Batter Pancakes on a 6″ wide cake stand.



Step 1:

Take your powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and beat in 1 cup at a time with a hand mixer, on low.

Add in the 2 teaspoons of milk to get more of a glaze frosting.  Beat on medium until you find your desired consistency.


Step 2:

To help the frosting drizzle like syrup, heat your frosting in the microwave for a 5-10 seconds before you pour it on the pancakes.

Pour half of the frosting on the pancakes in slow circles, and let it drip down the sides, then let the rest of the frosting sit until to cools.

Once the frosting cools it will be thicker, and spread the remainder of it on the top, to create the thick frosting, finished look.


Step 3:

Sprinkle your sprinkles of choice on the pancakes and get ready to party!

Pancake Cake

For any questions, or for more party planning tips and DIYs, visit us as www.linenlaceandlove.com



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