DIY TISSUE PAPER CAKE TOPPERS
The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Opray Wimfrey
A few years back, our youngest was having a pirate birthday party. I made him a treasure box cake that had PLASTIC gold coins on it. We left the house for a short period of time and that’s all it took for our lab to decide this cake was his lunch…mind you this was prior to the party. 😲 Oh, did I mention several gold coins were missing? That was fun, as in not fun!
Frantically, another cake was made for the party and the kids all enjoyed it.
There were some leftovers so we put it in several containers and boxes on top while we went to church the next day. We came home to another dog cake incident.
Thankfully, the dog was okay and the party cake turned out just fine. BONUS, we got a great family story out of it and a lesson:
Moral – Don’t leave a dog alone with a pirate birthday cake.
This is just one example where we have used various items for cake decor. Another birthday, with no dog story, we used plastic skateboarding items for the skater theme.
Today, we are sharing these easy DIY Tissue Paper Cake Toppers that is a great way to reuse tissue paper leftover from holidays or birthday parties.
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TIP– As cute as it may be, don’t use glitter tissue paper as the glitter could come off onto the cake and that would be no bueno!
CAKE TOPPERS INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE- I tried several different ways to make these and the one below was the best.
- Take tissue paper and smooth out, if needed.
- Fold tissue into thirds similar to the way it is packaged.
- Cut open one edge side of the tissue.
- Now, cut the strips all the way down. Careful not to cut too close to the top. You can measure your cuts if you like. I guesstimated cause we know I am not a perfectionist as you have read here.
- Along the non-cut side, run your glue stick all the way down.
- Take your chopstick, or whatever you are using, and begin to roll the non-cut side of the tissue paper to the top of the stick. I found that the paper can start to go a little wonky in the middle so I picked up the paper and started rolling the tissue and stick so I could keep it in the same spot.
- Once the paper is rolled around the chopstick, you can trim it up as you like.
TIP: Try and keep your fingers as glue free as possible. If they are not, they will stick to the paper and tear it. I don’t know how I know this but I do. 🙄😂
Not only are these tissue paper cake toppers less wasteful, but they are also inexpensive and use things that might ordinarily get tossed.
|SEE THESE AS USED AS FOURTH OF JULY SPARKLERS HERE|
Before you go, here are a few more tissue paper crafts for your enjoyment:
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