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Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

I was looking to brighten up the sweet-themed Hummingbird Cake I made for Mother’s Day/Birthday. I searched for supplies on hand and came up with bright hued scrapbooking flowers and always festive striped straws. A day-brightening daisy-themed cake topper was the perfect puzzle piece, complete in under 15 minutes.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Materials:

  • 3 Striped Straws
  • Scrapbooking Flowers
  • Coordinating Brads
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Punched Out Cardstock Circles

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Place flowers together and secure with coordinating brads.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Tie baker’s twine around one end of a straw and hot glue the knot to secure.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Using a hot glue gun, dab the glue in the middle of the back of the first flower and place the baker’s twine directly through it.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Apply a second dab of glue over the baker’s twine and place a piece of cardstock circle over it.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Continue to do the same for the remaining flowers.
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Once finished, tie the end of the baker’s twine to another straw, and hot glue.

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Glue a straight line directly in the middle of back of the flowers, and place the remaining straw across.

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Turn over, and hot glue one petal of the two outter flowers to each straw to secure.

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Happy Mother’s Day! xo

Weekend DIY {glitter stripe tote}

DIY Glitter Tote - The Subtle Statement

Forever 21 has been on their game lately with their faux leather totes. Many I’ve spotted recently are a close second to the real thing (including this Valentino lookalike.) A few weeks ago, I snagged this classic black tote (under $30!), and thought it would be a great DIY (similar here). Pulling inspiration from this fab Reed Krakoff bag, I added a bit more glitz with a statement stripe.

DIY Glitter Tote - The Subtle Statement

What You Need: Tote + Mod Podge + Martha Stewart Glitter + Sponge Brush + Painters Tape

  1. Apply two strips of painters tape, 1.5″ apart.
  2. Paint Mod Podge between the two pieces of tape, using a sponge brush.
  3. Immediately apply a generous amount of fine grain glitter on the Mod Podge.
  4. Let dry, then gently remove tape.

Happy Crafting!

xo Brittany

Holiday Gift Guide {the baker}

  1. Painted Amaryllis Measuring Cups
  2. Stripes Abound Apron
  3. Folk Flora Muffin Pan
  4. Cupcake Corer 
  5. KitchenAid Pink Artisan Stand Mixer
  6. Martha Stewart Pressed Glass Cake Stand
  7. Chevron Baking Cups
  8. Regency Even-Bake Cake Strips
  9. Bakers Twine 
  10. 24-Cup Cupcake Carrier
  11. Edible Disco Dust
  12. Chicago Metallic Cupcake Batter Dispenser

Kitchen gadgets go far beyond your basic muffin tin and spatula. Check out these unique finds for your favorite baker.

Friday Finds

To do list: find a great printed pant. (Don’t you love Emily Shuman’s ultra-chic take on the peplum top?)

To do list: Breakfast in Paris

 

To do list: Plan a Summer picnic. (styled by the talented Ashlina Kaposta)

 

To list: Make Macarons

To do list: DIY these chic glasses & vessel.