Sep 25, 2014

DIY Gold Fringe Cake Topper!

Need a little extra sparkle for your next birthday celebration? Why not try this adorable gold, fringe cake topper! Easy and simple to make, and the perfect amount of glam to dress up even the plainest of cakes. Instructions below!

SUPPLIES NEEDED

1 – Cardboard or thick cardstock

2 – thin wooden dowel

3 – metallic gold tissue paper

4 – scissors/double sided tape

STEP 1

The first step was to print off a number and trace it onto my backing material. I used an old fedex mailer, but you could use thick card stock as well. Another option would be a thin wooden number if your local craft store has one. Print the number close to the size you want it to be. I printed mine 3″ x 5″. Once traced, cut it out of the material you have chosen with scissors.

STEP 2

Cut strips from the gold tissue paper close to .5″ in width and 4″ in length. You will need 15-20 strips depending on the size of your number. On each strip cut vertical lines about 1/8″ apart across the entire bottom. Be careful to not cut to close to the top so it does not rip. They should look fringy now!

STEP 3

With double sided tape, cover the entire front of your number. I did mine with horizontal strips going the same direction the fringe would be going. Wrap excess tape around edges to the back.

STEP 4

Starting at the bottom, add layers of fringe. With each layer you will cover up a portion of the previous layer until you get to the top. Trim off any excess on the edges. If there is a thin section (like the neck of the 5) cut the fringe down first to make it a little easier to apply.

STEP 5

Use double stick tape to adhere the dowel to the back of the number. You could use hot glue here too if you want!

So easy! Let us know what you think of this fun DIY and post any questions in the comments below.

Tomorrow is the last day of our birthday celebration week so be sure to check back for some fun goodies on the blog.

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About the Contributor: Kristen Smith is a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Augusta, GA with her fiance Jon-Michael and two fur babies, Desmond and Penelope. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to do something creative and began taking design classes in high school. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, she worked hard to establish a freelance career and officially launched her own company in 2011. Kristen is an award-winning designer, a celebrated creative for Minted.com, and has been working with NAPCP since it's inception in 2009.  She has a passion for fresh and beautiful designs with subtle feminine hints and a dash of whimsy.   Her passion for design is rivaled only by her passion for animals. She has been an avid animal rights supporter for many years and presently works with a local rescue organization fostering and rehabilitating cats. When she is not designing or sketching, you can find her crafting or in the garden!  She is also an entertainment junkie and watches entirely too many movies and television shows. Kristen looks forward to the extraordinary possibilities each new day brings!  

 

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