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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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