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Be Merry Holiday Cake Topper DIY

Be Merry this season with this crepe paper pine needle cake topper! Bonus – it has a second life as a wreath, once the cake is devoured. Just remove the bamboo skewers, and it’s light enough that you can just tape it up on the wall, a door, mirror or prop it on your mantel. Stash it¬†away at the end of the season, and pull it out again next year. Happy Holidays!

Be Merry Holiday Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Be Merry Holiday Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Be Merry Holiday Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Be Merry Holiday Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: different shades of green crepe paper streamers, brightly colored card stock, gold twine, red and pink mini pom poms, floral wire, scissors, glue, bamboo skewers, floral tape.

Step 1: Take a 4 1/2 foot length of floral wire and twist it into an 8″ circle, overlapping once. Twist the end to secure the circle. Set aside.
Step 2: Cut off a 3″ or 4″ length of floral wire.
Step 3: Cut off a 12″ length of crepe paper streamer. Fold in half, fold in half again, and fold in half one more time.
Step 4: Cut fringe into the crepe paper.
Step 5: Unroll and lay flat. Apply glue along the un-fringed side of the paper.
Step 6: Begin at the top of the 3″ or 4″ floral wire, and gently wrap the crepe paper around the wire.
Step 7: Twirl the fringed paper around the wire, moving down as you do. Stop when you are about 1″ from the bottom.
Step 8: Repeat steps 2 – 7 with different shades of the green crepe paper.
Step 9: Using floral tape, attach the pine needles to the lower half of the wire frame circle – I added three on the left side, and four on the right side.
Step 10: Attach mini pom poms with craft glue in various places.
Step 11: From the card stock, cut out 2″ x 1″ letters – I spelled BE MERRY, but you can customize your message.
Step 12: Attach a tiny bit of craft glue to the top of each letter and glue to about 10″ of gold twine. Let dry.
Step 13: Tie each side of the letter garland to the wire frame wreath. Add a tiny dab of glue to secure the knot.
Step 14: Using floral tape, attach the bamboo skewers to each side of the circle.
Step 15: Adjust and fluff the crepe paper pine needles as needed.

Be Merry Holiday Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Be Merry Holiday Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Photography by Tim Gibson
  1. Ashlyn

    December 8, 2015

    This is so adorable!! Love it!

  2. Jordan

    December 8, 2015

    What a super cute cake topper! I love the color combos. Definitely going to try this out for my holiday party!

  3. Michelle

    December 8, 2015

    That is such a cool idea, and it looks amazingly cute! I’ll try this out the next time I bake a cake!

  4. Rosalyn

    December 8, 2015

    This is a super cute and festive cake topper! Definitely going to try recreating this! Thanks for sharing! <3

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  5. Paige

    December 8, 2015

    That cake topper is gorgeous!


  6. Kari

    December 8, 2015

    Super cute idea!

  7. Adriana@PaintersLondon

    December 9, 2015

    Wow! All ideas are incredible. Hope I get some free time and try them out :)

  8. Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling

    December 13, 2015

    I LOVE this! The colors are so fun and I love how you fringe the paper to make greenery. Pinning!

  9. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    December 14, 2015

    HOLY guacamole. Yes I just said that. Chiara continues to ROCK THE MOST ADORABLE cake toppers imaginable. I still love her Thanksgiving toppers made with alphabet pasta … love the styling and photos of this colourful modern beauty so much! xo

  10. Annie Abbey

    December 15, 2015

    Gahhh this is the cutest thing ever! I am so obsessed! Cannot wait to test this out at home!
    Xoxo Annie

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