No party would be complete without a fabulous decoration on top of the cake! So, for my birthday this year I decided to make something a little bit more spectacular than the average birthday banner. The day was a day for showering my favourite people with love, so I decided that an explosion of gold glitter hearts would be a much more appropriate cake topper for the occasion. Very Kate Spade in style, and you can never go wrong with that!
These glitter hearts are so easy to make you could do it with children and you can make them in less than half an hour if your glue is fast drying. This DIY is also ideal for making photo booth props for parties too, so feel free to experiment!
All you need is an old cereal box (I’m a Blue Peter gal at heart!), a pencil, scissors, washi tape / masking tape, some wooden skewers (available in craft and cooking shops), some mod podge or white glue and GLITTER, lots of glitter!
To start, draw out your shape on the back of the cereal box. When you’re happy with it, cut it out and use it as a template to draw out as many as you like. I made 3 large hearts, 6 medium ones and 3 little ones for good measure. A mixture of sizes is lovely if you’re wanting to create a POP style. As these are double sided decorations, I cut out x6 large, 12 medium and 6 little ones, so however many you need, make sure you double the quantity.
Cut out all the hearts carefully with your scissors and tape the top end of the wooden skewers into the middle of each piece. Remember these parts will not be seen, so don’t worry about the neatness (or lack there of)
Now that you have the skewers in place, add a blob of white glue on and press down another heart (back to back) so you have a fully covered stick and some lovely cardboard wands. Good times! You might need to hold the card together for a few seconds for the glue to take if they are wide skewers but it will be worth your patience!
Add that glitter like there is no tomorrow. I did this over a tray so I could scoop up the excess and pour it onto the next piece. Magic!
Once you’ve done each piece let it dry. The glue will dry clear so don’t worry that you can’t see any sparkles yet. Once the first coat has dried, you can apply another layer of glue and another round of glitter if there is any gaps. You can also finish it off with a layer of glue for safety to make sure none of it goes on your cake (and into your belly)
Once the first side is done, flip it over and repeat so your cake toppers are fabulous from all angles! No expense spared here, right?! And once they’ve dried they’re ready to be popped in your cake and blow some minds. If that doesn’t make your day extra fancy then I think you need to book yourself into a spa weekend 😉
I hope you have a totally amazing celebration and have a lot of fun using this tutorial. I’d love to hear what shapes you make and if you use them in a photobooth too!
Love and glitter