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DIY Wedding Challenge 2010: Cake Topper Us!

lingy
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My fiance and I wanted to make little versions of us for our cake topper, so we decided to make them out of paper!



(Photo by Jerry Yoon Photography)


Materials:



  • Heavy cardstock paper

  • A printer

  • Opaque watercolors (goache)

  • Paintbrush

  • Paper glue


We did some research on some cute paper models we could follow and finally settled on this one:


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If you are unfamiliar with papercraft, it is the art of folding models out of heavy paper.  A good introduction on how to start making papercraft can be found here.


My fiance says he made our heads a little bigger to make them even cuter! We printed the models out on card stock and started painting:



The hair was assembled separately. The pieces were glued using the paper glue.



Putting together the body. My dress was made out of toilet paper! (Shhhh!)



Coming all together! Unfortunately, I didn't snap a photo of them, when they were all done, but here's a photo of it on the cake on the big day!



Look how happy we were to see them! :D



(Photo by Jerry Yoon Photography)

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Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 1:03 am
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