07.15.13

MAKE IT / 38

how about a very simple DIY to throw into the mix? today we are making gem cake toppers with just a few easy steps.

what you’ll need:
• colorful cardstock
• glitter cardstock
• tissue paper
• white glue
• glue stick
• hot glue
• glitter
• wooden skewers
• scissors
• fringe scissors (optional)

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how to make it:

• with a pencil, draw a gemstone on a sheet of colored cardstock, and then cut out.
trace the cut out gemstone on a sheet of glitter cardstock, and then cut it out.

1. on the original colored cardstock gemstone, follow the lines of your pencil drawing with white glue, then carefully dust with glitter.
2. let sit until the glue drys before dusting away the glitter.
3. with the glue stick, glue the back of both gemstones to tissue paper.
4. cut away the excess tissue paper with scissors, leaving about 1/4” around the edges of the gemstones.
5. hot glue a wooden skewer to the backside of the glitter cardstock gemstone. also, add a dot of hot glue on either side of the wooden skewer, and attach the other gemstone.
6. lastly, with the fringe scissors (this can also be done with ordinary scissors), fringe the tissue paper around the edges of your gemstones.

we liked the idea of a very plain white cake so the colors would really stand out and not compete with the frosting. what do you say? will you be making these for an upcoming party? i can’t wait to see photos of your gems.

project by: kamryn stimpson for designlovefest
photos by: kimberly genevieve
more DIY projects here

29 COMMENTS

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    Valerie says:

    What a fun and relatively simple DIY! Bookmarked. 😉

    http://www.lilyonfillmore.com

    Oh my, oh my ladies! I just adore it! :)

    Brittni says:

    What a cool, simple idea. Love it. I was thinking this DIY could be adapted for other party accessories too – like garland, drink stirrers, food picks, etc. I’ll have to try this, for sure.

    Nicole says:

    What a fun DIY project!

    I love party accessories :)

    Nicole
    http://www.eleganceandclutter.com

    Sarah says:

    Love it ! Nice DIY, I’ve pinned it !

    Amanda Marie says:

    What a fun and easy project!! And those polka dot plates are the perfect pairing!

    Noor says:

    This is a really cute and actual DIY that I would make and use, I love it.

    Court says:

    So cute! And that cake stand is to die for! Mind if I ask where it’s from?

    Julie says:

    love it Bri! simple yet it can take anything to the next level! :)

    Sam says:

    These are so cute!!

    saw these on instagram yesterday, so adorable!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

    laura says:

    Love this post and the cake stand, as well! Do you know where can I find it?
    cheers!
    Laura

    Molly says:

    I love this! A great way to jazz up a cake! I’m definitely doing this for my next birthday cake or… yay-it’s-the-weekend cake!

    Molly from Mint Atelier

    this is so fun! i could see these toppers being used for so many different occasions. i’ll be doing this very, very soon :) also, those polka plates!

    Jess says:

    i LOVE this. these are so adorable! so great! thanks DLF!

    Lauren says:

    Where are these plates from/who are they by? I have to have them! <3

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    Anna says:

    Dying to know where you got those plates!

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