Post # 1
I’ve been taking a break from wedding blogs lately, but I just had to share my latest project with you guys!
I made this cake topper after finding these adorable bird salt and pepper shakers at TJ Maxx for $5. Total cost for this project came out to around $8, all stuff from Michaels except the shakers.
-salt and pepper set, wood base, plastic fern shoots, green dyed moss)
Start with a wood base from Michaels, they have bins full of different shapes, some very decorative! $1 each they are a steal!
Sand the wood and paint, but leave the bottom surface unfinished since this part will touch your cake. Seal the painted surface with acrylic spray if you like.
After base is dry use hot glue to attach the salt and pepper shakers (remove the plastic stoppers in the bottoms!)
Glue on the curly fern shoot thingies, anyone know what those are called?
Glue on moss.
Note: I also glued on support sticks to my base because my cake is very soft and I was afraid it would sink. You can buy a single skinny wood dowel for a couple cents at Michaels that works well. I glued these on first and then poked 2 holes in the side of a box so the base could sit flat while I worked on decorating it.
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Post # 3
so cute. love the touch of lace.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
suuperrr cute! love the little fiddlehead ferns! It will look nice on your cake I’m sure!
Post # 5
You’re so creative, that’s adorable! I love the lace as a wing! Great job!
btw – those are fiddlehead ferns. 😀
Post # 6
Those are too cute! Do you remember who makes the salt and pepper shakers by an chance, I love them! This looks very nice and so original! Thanks for sharing.
Post # 7
Those are so so so so cute 🙂 you should sell them on esty!
my cake topper is similar and I got it from esty
Post # 8
Awesome project! I’ve seen those little birds in my shopping travels, but I would have never thought outside the box enough to use them as a topper. Sweetness.
Post # 9
Lovely photographer pic, i added some dried lavender for more color. It was so damn cute! I’ve been scoping Etsy for vintage salt and pepper shakers to make more of these for other couples. What do you think, would you buy it?
Post # 13
That is so cute!! I’d totally buy it…Originally I thought it was going to be traditional s&p shakers ala “Fireproof” haha 🙂