Are you looking for a DIY craft idea for your wedding cake toppers? Perhaps you want something on your cake with a personal touch, something that you created yourself? Maybe you would like wedding cake toppers that resemble you and your partner more closely than any mass-produced product you could buy. I was in the same position when planning my own wedding and I decided to make wedding cake toppers out of old-fashioned clothespins. The project was incredibly inexpensive and only required some vision and patience to turn out well. If you’d like to make your own DIY wedding cake toppers from clothespins, follow these instructions and you’ll be on your way to having beautiful and personalized cake toppers.
1. Find your clothespins. This is pretty easy since old-fashioned clothespins are sold online and in most craft stores. You’ll probably have to buy an entire bag of them, however, since they aren’t usually sold individually or in pairs.
Sure… you see them all the time. Wedding emergency must haves. The lists go on and on – things you need and things maybe you don’t. Instead of having to carry a duffle bag to hold all of your emergency necessities, let’s trim the list to the 10 things you must have. We’ll throw in the obvious and the, perhaps, not so obvious.
I wanted one like Aladdin wants Jasmine, like a marathoner wants a gallon of Gatorade, and like Hugh Grant wants to make another romantic comedy.
Pre-wedding, I knew, in my heart of hearts, that I wanted a photo booth. But my heart of hearts was also telling me we couldn’t spend a grand on a photo-strip-spitting, old fashioned booth. And my heart of hearts wasn’t crazy enough to spend $464 from an online store ($97 for the backdrop, $367 for the support system [yikes!]) to build my own.
So, my (cheap, rational) heart of hearts led me to Home Depot to create a stand for our DIY faux-to booth backdrop. I had searched online for tutorials, but could only find extremely complicated versions involving power tools (and I preferred to keep all of my phalanges attached). Thus, we developed our own method, which 1) ended up working out quite well, 2) was budget friendly, and 3) was easy to build.
For those wishing to build their own cheap, easy, fun photo DIY PVC photo booth, here is what we used and how we put it together. … read more
So, I know my over-the-top flowered shoes with the DIY ribbon flower shoe cuff aren’t for everyone (but I love them, so that’s what matters, right?). However, the ribbon roses my mom made for them could be used for a ton of other projects too! For bouquets, boutonnieres, on a dress sash, in your hair, grouped together to adorn pews…there are a lot of possibilities out there!
A while ago I searched the Weddingbee blog for a tutorial on ribbon flowers, but could only find clay and fabric flowers, so I asked my mom to take step-by-step pictures of her making the flowers.
Here is the tutorial for a DIY ribbon flower shoe cuff.
1¼ yards of 1½-inch ribbon in color(s) of your choice (I chose different shades of purple.)
needle and thread
Step 1: Cut the ribbon to desired length. For a smaller rose use ¾ yards of ½-inch or ?-inch ribbon. Thread a needle with matching thread and knot the end. Fold down one corner of the ribbon and sew a few stitches. If you are using a ribbon with one “good” side, start with the “good” side down. Or you can use double sided satin ribbon, so both sides are “good.”