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Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY

Spring is finally here and with it, birds are re-emerging and getting busy. Make your cake sing with these pretty little songbirds boasting honeycomb bellies – they almost look real at first glance. They would also make the sweetest little garland if you wanted. Just punch a hole at the base of their necks and string through with some pretty twine or ribbon. Or – adorn a birthday gift with one. You could even make it say, “Happy Bird-day!” if you wanted to get punny with it!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: honeycomb paper, bamboo skewers, birds template, cardstock, hot glue gun, scissors, double stick tape.

Step 1: Download and print out the birds template here.
Step 2: Cut out the birds you wish to use. Cut away the leaves and background on the images. Tip: cut just inside the printed edge of the bird so there is no white edge showing.
Step 3: Cut a skewer to the height you want. With hot glue, attach the skewer to the backside of the bird.
Step 4: Cut out the belly shape on the birds template. Choose a corresponding colored honeycomb paper and trace the belly onto it, making sure the gluelines in the honeycomb paper are running horizontally. This is very important – if you cut the paper the wrong way, the honeycomb will not open.
Step 5: If you are using two colors of honeycomb paper (as in the bluebird and the pink bird), use double stick tape to secure the colors together.
Step 6: Apply double stick tape to the back of the honeycomb belly. Attach it to the bird with the curved edge of the honeycomb piece matching the belly of the printed bird.
Step 7: Apply double stick tape to the top of the belly.
Step 8: Using the point of a different skewer, gently open the honeycomb paper belly and flip it up.
Step 9: Using the point of the skewer, press the tape to be sure it is secured to the printed bird.
Step 10: Repeat until you have as many birds as you want decorating your cake.

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Honeycomb Bird Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. papergummy

    March 31, 2016

    beautiful work and really looks easy to make :) thanks <3

  2. Dani @ Danielle and Co.

    March 31, 2016

    Wow, these look so fancy and complicated, I really thought it would be a link to where to buy them and not really a DIY… they look great! And actually do-able to make them!

    http://danielleandco.com/

  3. Paige Flamm

    March 31, 2016

    These birds are so cute! I love them!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. Kari

    March 31, 2016

    What a cute and fun craft!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  5. Amanda

    March 31, 2016

    These look so professional, I’m not sure people would believe I made them! Just lovely.

    http://www.theartfulscavenger.com/

  6. Hannah Cross

    March 31, 2016

    I love birds and I love DIYs and I am not at all exaggerating when I say this is one of my all-time favorite projects I’ve ever seen on a blog! Bravo! These are so playful and fun, and I can’t wait to make ’em!

    xx Hannah // http://www.HomemadeBanana.com

  7. Ann M Abbey

    March 31, 2016

    This is so so cute!!!! It makes me think of that Portlandia skit “Put a bird on it!”” I love birds! :)
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

  8. Ann M Abbey

    March 31, 2016

    I love this project! So cute! It reminds me of the Portlandia skit “Put a Bird On It!” :)
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

  9. Michelle

    April 1, 2016

    They do look so real indeed! I really like the idea, this looks perfect on a cake or present!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  10. Melle Blanche

    April 1, 2016

    I was looking for an idea for bluebirds (cinderella birthday). Thank you!

  11. Cintia

    April 1, 2016

  12. Vicky Sullivan

    April 1, 2016

    Love this cake! Perfect for Spring.

    xo,
    Vicky
    http://www.aspiringsocialite.com/

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