A personalized baby shower cake topper is such a sweet gesture, but it’s hard to personalize one when you don’t know baby’s name yet. One solution is to use the baby’s future last name – easy to spell out with alphabet beads. I love the way striped washi tape looks like a sweet gingham pattern when it is folded over on itself. Of course, you could use any color combo of honeycomb ball and washi tapes you like for this project!
Step 1: Lay out your letters and string them onto gold cord about 10 inches long, leaving extra length on each side.
Step 2: Cut two bamboo skewers to about 9” high.
Step 3: Tie bead words onto bamboo skewers, layering top to bottom. Adjust as necessary to get the words to hang equidistant from each other.
Step 4: Use a dab of craft glue to secure the cords to the bamboo skewers.
Step 5: Fold a piece of washi tape over the cord, and cut notches into the bottom edges.
Step 6: Place a honeycomb ball on top of each skewer (cut hanging cord off honeycomb ball first).
Step 7: Insert into cake and adjust the beads so they face forward, and are easily read.