This post share how I made a simple DIY cake topper using a wood number—it’s the perfect way to easily accent a plain cake for just a few bucks.
Simple DIY cake topper using a wood number
I’ve been slowly sharing a few of the DIYs I did for Tootie’s little first birthday get together. We only had a handful of local family members over for the gathering, but I obviously couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a little crafty…
I made a simple DIY cake topper using a wood number for her cake. All the effort went into the cake topper, so we bought a cake to put it on 😉 What can I say, I never claimed to be a cook…
It was pretty easy and only cost a few bucks. Considering I spent like 50 bucks buying balloons on Etsy, I figured I could save a few by making a cute cake topper.
Here’s what I used:
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- Wood or MDF number—I used an MDF letter from Michaels, linking similar here, but it’s cheaper if you have a Michaels nearby
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Lamp Black
- DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Bronze (also available in the Extreme Sheen formula in a smaller size)
- Frogtape or other similar painter’s tape
- Small paint brush
- Kebab skewers or popsicle sticks and wood glue
And here’s how I made a simple DIY cake topper using a wood number.
I did two coats, removing the painter’s tape after the first coat, letting it dry, and reapplying to put on the second coat. This helps keep the line super crisp.
Step 3: I glued two kebab skewers we had to the back of the number. I left plenty of length knowing I could cut it down once we knew what kind of cake we were getting. You could also use a popsicle stick for this.
And here’s the final cake topper:
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