Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My DIY Cake Toppers!

I had so much fun making these cake toppers that I wanted to share how easy it was to make them! Since these topper will go on top of our one-year wedding anniversary cake, I made these in our wedding colors. I even dug out the orange table runners we used at our reception for photos. :)

First, I created the template in Powerpoint by creating 2" circles and typed in the words. Using a color laser printer, I printed the template on 80lb cardstock.

After I've printed, what helped me punch out the circles perfectly was to cut the tags out into little strips. I cut them out as a rectangle, as close to the lines of the circle as possible with a strip to the side for handling. I bought my circle punch* at AC Moore with a 50% off coupon. It was $8.50 and worth the investment.

I also printed a couple of wedding photos on cardstock and repeated the punching process.

I carefully glued two circles (1 "photo" and 1 "words") together, with a wooden stick in the middle. To hide any imperfections, I used a brown ribbon (leftover from wedding days) to pretty it up. Viola!

It will be a couple more weeks before I get to use these cute toppers. To keep them safe and clean, I put them in a glassine envelope. Looks professional, no? I didn't have much luck with my turtle cards, maybe if I listed these on Etsy, they might sell? :)

I am definitely going to make more of these for different occasions!

*Thanks to my hubs for exchanging for a new punch that has a cleaner cut!

2 comments:

  1. Two pieces please!July 31, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    I'll admit, this idea all seemed really dumb when she first showed it to me. But now that she's got em all made, they look really good. All we need now is a place to stick them into. Time for CAKE!?

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  2. Yes, Luke tried to rain on my parade, but next time he will make them with me!

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