Our plan all along was to make our cake topper... but originally, Caleb was going to make two birds out of wood and burn "We do" onto them.  But then he got a promotion and I got two jobs and time ran away from us, and there we were Thursday night with no cake topper and no time to carve one.
So, I dug through mom's scrapbooking supplies, came up with some cardstock, a metallic sharpie, and a few paper clips, and got to work.

I started by finding a bird template online and looking at it as a guide while I freehanded it onto the cardstock.  I'm not the best artist, so there was a whole lot of erasing and redrawing before I was done.

I cut out 4 birds, and then unbent the paper clips halfway and taped them to the inside to make the bird's legs.  I rolled up tape and stuck it to the inside and taped another one of the birds there so that the tape wasn't visible from either side.
I wrote "we do" with the metallic sharpie after repeating the process with the other bird, and we had a cake topper!

This may not be an heirloom that you pass through the ages, but it's exactly what I wanted and light enough that you don't have to worry about it going through the cake!

It turned out wonderfully! And our bank account was happy :)

One Comment

  1. I can't wait to see how it looked on top of the cake!
    Congratulations <3


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