I'm sure many of you have seen the variety of sculpted cake toppers. From personalized brides and grooms to animals... there is a large selection. One of my bridesmaids saw some sculpted birds for cake toppers and I LOVED them! However, these cute toppers usually come with a hefty price tag... and I just can't justify in my mind spending $40+ on a cake topper.
Enter crazy DIY bride notion to make her own. :-)
I had no idea what to do, what I'd need, or where to start. So I just winged it. (Most of these pictures were taken with my phone as my camera was on the fritz. Sorry).
- Sculpey clay
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Super glue
- Ok, so I went to Michael's and bought one of the small blocks of Sculpey clay. This is not the smallest block, but probably counts as the "medium" size at Michael's. I picked this clay because it's the kind that you bake after you've molded it. I like this idea because then I didn't have to rush or worry about changing my sculpture, since this doesn't harden just from being exposed to air for a bit... and because after baking they get very hard so I didn't have worry about messing them up from that point on.
- Super glue the wings, beaks, and accessories onto the birds.
-Paint some eyes on. I gave mine dark brown eyes.... the bride got some cute eyelashes.