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I really want a crystal monogram cake topper. I have all the hot-fix crystals I would need for one, but I’m wondering what I should use for the actual letter base.
Should I buy one of those wood cutouts from a store like Hobby Lobby or Michaels? The only thing I don’t like about that is that I’m at the mercy of whatever the fonts they have are. I’d like to find my own favorite font to use. And how do the hotfix gems adhere to wood?
Would it work to cut out a letter from that foam posterboard-style stuff, or some sort of cardboard?
I want to do this as cheap as possible!
Post # 3
Maybe you can cut out the shape with some durable cardboard or a thin sheet of plastic? I would think that wood would be too heavy to sit on the top of a cake.
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@julies1949: Thanks for the links, but both of those people bought the base for WAY more than I want to spend. I’m thinking of spending under $10…
Post # 6
I did this and used a wooden letter as my base. I ordered it from Crafty Eddy and he will do any font or size and it didn’t cost much at all. Message me if you want his email.
Post # 7
Whatever you use for the base has to be sturdy enough to stand up straight with the added weight of the crystals, yet light enough to sit on top of the cake.
Maybe try fibreboard? Seal it with polyurethane before you add the bling. You could cut a slot into a base piece of wood and stand it up in that.
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@skessler19788: thats the exact letter and font that i need! My wedding is not until next year…if you decide to sell it after your wedding let me know 🙂