How To: String Art Heart Cake Topper

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Inspired by a previous string art heart project, I set out to create a smaller similar version perfectly sized to rest atop a cake.  Here you have it… a fun how-to so you can make your very own wedding cake topper.  Or Valentine’s Day cake topper.  Or any day cake topper!

how to make a diy cake topper

wrapped metal heart shaped string art wedding cake topper how-to diy project

Supplies:  armature wire | embroidery thread or yarn | wire tools (and perhaps some scissors would be nice)

wrapped metal heart shaped string art wedding cake topper how-to diy project

I cut about 24 inches of wire and made my first bend around 8 to create the notch of my heart.  From there, shape both sides equally until it’s as you like.  Bend the longest end down to create your stem and wrap the shorter end around it to secure.  Then nip off the excess with wire cutters.

wrapped metal heart shaped string art wedding cake topper how-to diy project

wrapped metal heart shaped string art wedding cake topper how-to diy project

Tie on your thread anywhere you’d like, trimming the extra off close to the knot.  Begin making your design, wrapping the thread around the wire a couple of times at each stop.  This is kind of a random process and can be made as thick as you’d like.  Tie off and trim any extra thread.

wrapped metal heart shaped string art wedding cake topper how-to diy project

Beginning at the base, tie off another lengthy piece of thread and begin wrapping the metal heart.  Weave around and in and out of the web you’ve created — use a needle if it helps.  Go all the way around and then completely down the stem for about 3 inches.

wrapped metal heart shaped string art wedding cake topper how-to diy project

Use your pliers to create a base for your cake topper where your thread ends.  Make a small circle, out and around, and then back down for about 2 inches.  The bottom will stick into the cake, but the base will keep it from going too far and help your new string art heart wedding cake topper stand tall!

wrapped metal heart shaped string art wedding cake topper how-to diy project

Isn’t that sweet?!  For more handmade inspiration and how-to projects, go find me on Pinterest!

How do you plan to top your cake?

2 Responses to “How To: String Art Heart Cake Topper”

  1. Lori

    Cute! And, now we get to eat the cake…which makes this even better!!

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  2. Kristin Austin

    Haha! Cake makes everything better. And strawberries, yum!

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