One Blinged Out Cake Topper

I just finished up a DIY project, and I can’t wait to share. Just as a refresher, I bought a custom cake topper on Etsy using our wedding logo, and my plan was to bedazzle the crap out of it. Which I did. And it’s pretty freakin’ awesome…in my opinion. Wanna see?

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My picture totally doesn’t do it justice, ’cause in real life those Swarovski crystals sparkle like you wouldn’t believe. I ended up using two colors of blue crystals (dark indigo and cobalt) and two colors of yellow crystals (citrine and light topaz) from Artbeads.com in various sizes. You can really tell that there are two different colors in the picture (particularly in the blue), but in real life it’s much more subtle and just gives the topper a little bit of dimension. Sweet!

What DIY projects are you blinging out?

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Mrs. Hippo

Location:
New York City/Dallas, TX
Wedding Date:
March 2011

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    Aubergold 1407 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:28 pm

    NICE!!!!!!! :::::goes to find a bedazzler:::::

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    spitfire229 383 posts, Helper bee @ 5:29 pm

    Neat idea!! Did you blig the front and the back? What happen to the “picks” shown in your previous post?

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    alivoo01 2625 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:37 pm

    I absolutely love your cake topper!!!

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    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:14 pm

    Oh sparkly letters big love!

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    Juliana Machado, Guest @ 6:40 pm

    I Loved!!!
    Really would like to use on mine… don’t know if here in Brazil my guest will understand and enjoy or they will think that it is missing something in my cake… =)
    Over here do not use a couple as a top cake it is very uncommon…

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:54 pm

    Love it!!

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    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 9:13 pm

    wowzers!

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    afuturemrsl 730 posts, Busy bee @ 9:38 pm

    That looks amazing! I would love to see your DIY process – how long did it take?

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    hippo 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:02 pm

    @spitfire229: I did bedazzle both sides. I didn’t think I was going to originally, but since it’s acrylic, you could see backs of the rhinestone through the back, and it didn’t look great. Plus, my cake table is going to be in a middle of the room on a round table, so I realized people would see both sides. Even though it won’t be readily from the back and the initials will be backwards, I figured it would look better… which it does. The “sticks” are still there. They are just triangular shaped pieces of acrylic. Since they’re clear, it doesn’t show up in the picture so well, but that’s what I’m holding the cake topper from on the left side. You can see my fingers holding the acrylic piece.

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    hippo 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:05 pm

    @afuturemrsl: I did it in a couple of settings… maybe 3 hours total from beginning to end. I would literally bedazzle and watch tv at the same time. It was super easy… Just bought crystals in various sizes, used a beading glue that I got from Michael’s… spread about 3/4″ of glue at a time on the acrylic topper, and then used tweezers to place the crystals to fill up the space.

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 10:57 pm

    Good call to use two-tone for your colors. It adds so much more depth & dimension!

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    FMB, Guest @ 8:28 am

    Good job! This looks amazing and I can’t wait to see it all put together with your super fabulous brooches and ribbon! :)

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    mjchexum 485 posts, Helper bee @ 12:27 pm

    freakin sweet!

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    Megrit 478 posts, Helper bee @ 4:04 pm

    Oooh, I love it! Great job!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:07 am

    Amazing job!

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    Marla Jones, Guest @ 7:54 pm

    Looks Amazaing! I found a site that sells $25 monogram cake toppers in any size. These topper can be bejeweled as well. They have really great fonts. Take a look http://www.toppersforless.com

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    soontobekatieb 437 posts, Helper bee @ 6:27 pm

    I did my shoes…. It took me months of doing it sparadically, but they look amazing.

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    sbonomo 3 posts, Wannabee @ 10:23 am

    Love it—

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