Post # 1
Ever since I started searching for cute cake toppers, I really loved the idea of handpainting peg dolls to look like us, like I had seen on Etsy. (I so wish I could afford the Esty prices, but I was pretty much forced to DIY–grad school dilemmas 😉 lol) My dress is really detailed (Watters Torreon–LOVE it) and I really want to make it resemble my dress’s texture, so it’s taking quite a while! This is what I have so far 🙂
I started out painting an ivory base for the dress, and then I made a few tiny flowers, a scalloped hem, and a sweetheart neckline out of some scrap ivory lace I had from previous craft projects. I cut out even more little flowers from eggshell satin and glued those onto the top and the skirt.
Then, I added teeny tiny (3mm) flatback crystals to the centers of a few flowers–ta-da! All in all, this took about 2-3 hours to paint, cut out, glue, and seal. My next plan of action: hair and a mini tulle veil. Then to paint FI!
Post # 3
@ekmd16: These are ridiculously cute!! I love it, so creative! I can’t wait to see the finished product, too cute!
Post # 4
So cute!! I know if I had tried to DIY some cake toppers like this, it would have been a hot mess. Yours are so adorable!! Can’t wait to see the finished product. :]
Post # 5
OMG So cute!! D’awww! Great job.
Post # 6
Thank you! I’ll post another photo when I’m done 🙂
Post # 9
So cute! Great start! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
Post # 10
All in all, I believe these cost me 7-8 dollars to make. I hope this post inspires someone else to make their own. It was a lot of fun!!! 🙂
Post # 11
Oh my goodness! These are adorable! I love them so much. You did a great job. DIY is the best 🙂
My wedding is a mere 2 weeks away and I’m now thinking of changing my plan and trying to do these cake toppers instead of the molded chocolate initials we were initially planning on
Post # 13
@LeavinOnAJetPlane: Thank you! I made the ponytail out of a tiny piece of Sculpey (molding it to the doll’s head), and then after baking it, I glued it on and painted over it.
Post # 14
That’s a brilliant idea, and you did a fantastic job with yours!! Love love love!
Post # 15
Where did you find the wooden pegs?