DIY Crystal Cake Topper

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These directions are courtesy of Paola from Just Chic Events.  She made this topper for Mrs. GG's gorgeous crystal-filled wedding. 


Photo courtesy of Jonilyn Photography.

To make your own DIY crystal cake topper:


Materials needed:


- 8 crystals (or more) in the colors of your choice (Swarovski gives off the best *bling* effect). Note: make sure that the crystals have 2 pre-drilled holes through the top of the crystal.


- 1 foot of 18-20 gauge silver wire for every crystal you’ve purchased


- Wire Cutters


- Round-nose pliers


Directions:


Cut a length of wire, about 10-12 inches in length and slip one end through the top of the crystal, through the pre-drilled holes, until about an inch of wire is seen on the other end of the opening:



Using your fingertips, bring the short end of the wire up to meet the long end of the wire at the top edge of the crystal:



Holding the crystal in one hand, and the tip of the pliers perpendicular top of the crystal, pinch the two ends of the wires together, and rotate the pliers in a clockwise motion. This will begin to wrap the short end of the wire around the longer end.




Once the short end of the wire has wrapped around the longer end a complete turn, clip the remaining edge of the short wire.



Bend the finished product to desired arch, and clip the end to desired length. These can also be varying lengths to create drama and interest on the cake top!



And lastly, sit back and smugly admire your genius work!!


 


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Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 12:12 am
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