Bling Cake Topper

I sooo want one of those monogram blinged out cake toppers!


Until I saw the prices. Good LAWD!!!!!!!!!


Does anyone have any insight on where they have these cheaper??? Help!

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:49 am
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carolinawedding
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what do you mean?


what do you mean photo 2102308-1


Like this?  I made mine, and it's a pretty crappy one but you get the idea.


I think most of the brides on here make these.  I contacted Crafty Eddy for the letter, and I'd definitely recommend him!

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:52 am
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They are easy to DIY.  You can buy the plain piece from (I believe) Crafty Eddy on Etsy and then the jewels - you'll need about 1200 stones at 10-12 guage.  If you do hot fix jewels you'll need a hot fix tool (~$15).  I prefer E6000 glue and regular stones.


I think AJ said no metallic paint and hot fix though. 

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:52 am
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Yes, just like that!


Thanks for the info. I'm so bad at DIY. I always find it stresses me out more and I really don't save that much! lol.

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:54 am
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i did 20 (yes, 20 table numbers) covered in 12 and 16 ss.  my reco is to just go with the E6000.  for the first couple i tried the hotfix, but the tool was a POS and the battery needed to be changed like every hour.  plus they didn't stay on, i had to go back and redo the hotfix ones with the glue!!


i did 20 yes photo 2102324-1

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:54 am
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ditto the E6000.  I used that, and seriously, like 1500 stones.  I ordered off ebay, and I'd recomment looking into that as a cheap source.


It took quite a while.  Here's a few tips so yours doesn't look like the train wreck that will be siting atop my cake:


1) paint it a darker color before afixing.  As close to the stone color as you can get.
2) Try to set it up in a little pattern.  Sort of like a honeycomb.  Start from the fat portions (in my case, the spine of the B) and branch out from there.
3) Don't gob on too much glue that'll only end up popping up OVER the stones.


I'm sure there are more.  If you have any questions, feel free to PM me!

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 2:58 am
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I'm on my phone so bear with me. Order your letter from craftyeddy. I used six inch brock script. There are pictures in my bio. I painted it with krylon black primer and then krylon black satin. Put it back side up on a piece of wax paper, prime back. Wait 30 min. Flip over face up on new sheet of wax paper and prime front. Wait 30 min. Flip over back side up on new sheet of wax paper and paint back with the satin. Then wait 30 min. Flip over front side up on new sheet of wax paper and paint front with satin spraypaint. Wait 30 min then transfer to new piece of wax paper face up and let dry for 24 hrs. Make sure you don't hold the can too close and make sure you let it dry for the times I put, maybe even a little longer.

As for the crystals. I bought my jolee hot fix tool from michaels with a 40 percent off coupon so it was about 10-15 bucks. I got my crystals from island girl on ebay. I can send you the link tomorrow if you can't find it. I got 1440 10ss for 10.69 inc shipping. Cheapest I've found. Make sure you get hotfix. Then you just start attaching with the tool. You can google videos to watch how to attach them. Make sure you start at a corner and work your way around. It took me about 8 hrs to finish the crystals, so take breaks.

Ill write an article when I get home.

Do NOT use krylon metallic paint. It melts when you use the hotfix tool.

HTH!
Posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:31 am

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