Mini Heart Garland Cake Topper

three paper hearts strung together on top of cake

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




  1. Trace figure 3 heart pattern from PDF onto parchment paper with a pencil.
  2. Transfer pattern and cut as many heart shapes as desired out of red card stock.
  3. 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. 
  4. Leave a length of thread, and then take another straight stitch through the next heart.
  5. Repeat until you have reached the desired length of garland.
  6. Wrap and tie thread at each end of garland to a bamboo skewer. Trim skewers with wire cutter if necessary.

Crafts and photos excerpted from Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt. Click here for more heart-felt valentine crafts.