Adding these easy-to-make, reusable cake toppers to your desserts creates a festive, three-dimensional pop of color to even the simplest of cakes.
Mini Heart Garland Cake Topper
- Red card stock
- Embroidery thread
- Bamboo skewers
- Heart pattern (Click here to download heart pattern PDF.)
- Parchment paper
- Embroidery needle
- Wire cutter
- Trace figure 3 heart pattern from PDF onto parchment paper with a pencil.
- Transfer pattern and cut as many heart shapes as desired out of red card stock.
- Thread needle with embroidery thread. Take a large straight stitch across the top of a heart, poking the needle down through one side and back up through the other.
- Leave a length of thread, and then take another straight stitch through the next heart.
- Repeat until you have reached the desired length of garland.
- Wrap and tie thread at each end of garland to a bamboo skewer. Trim skewers with wire cutter if necessary.
If you like to keep busy and enjoy making things with your own two hands, then you’ll love the 365 craft ideas in Craft-a-Day by Sarah Goldschadt. We’ve got six heart-shaped craft projects from her book to get you started—just in time for Valentine’s Day!
These felt and string cake toppers are both easy to make and reusable. You can also customize them to fit any size treat, large or small.
Take a cue from the photobooth-at-a-wedding craze and make these photo props for a splash of whimsy in your Valentine’s Day snapshots.
Skip the traditional sticker tags, and send your love with these simple, heart-shaped gift tags.
Make your greeting cards more lively with this cute and colorful design.
Invest in these homemade ornaments instead of the store-bought variety, and you’ll have cute decorations that are usable year-round.
String these felt hearts together for whimsical decorations that you can hang outside or anywhere around your home.
When you’ve finished with this heart-y supply of crafts, check out the Craft-a-Day Winter Edition app ($2.99, iTunes). Crafts and photos excerpted from Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt.