Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

During the holiday season, you can always expect to bake at least two times more than you do normally, am I right? Between Christmas get-togethers, cookie exchanges, work parties, etc., chances are you’ll have lots of opportunities to play in the kitchen. What better way to impress people than with a beautiful forest topped cake!  This Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper is an easy craft to take a holiday cake over the top! You know those adorable, but rather expensive bottle brush trees? Consider this an easy and cheaper substitute!

Get the full tutorial and top all your treats with trees!

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

Materials:

  • Crepe paper in greens
  • Scissors
  • Wooden skewers
  • Wire cutters or clippers, or just scissors will do too!
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush
  • White acrylic paint
  • Craft glue
  • Fake snow

Instructions:

  1. Cut strips of crepe paper about 1-inch wide, so the short side is parallel to the grain.

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

2. Stretch the strips of crepe paper to smooth out the ridges

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

3. Fringe the long side of the crepe paper by cutting slits about half of the way up ( 1/2-inch)

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

4. Trim skewers into varying heights

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

5. Glue the end of your fringed crepe paper strip onto the base of a skewer.

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

6. Begin to wrap the crepe paper around and up the skewer, adding some drops of glue along the way if needed. Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

7. Once you reach the top, secure with hot glue.

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

8. Fluff up the fringed crepe paper so the “branches” are all poking out a bit. Use scissors to add additional fringe or to trim up some ends.

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

9. For some of the trees, add some snow with speckles of white paint and a paintbrush.

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

10. You can also use glue and actual fake snow to add 3-D snowflakes to your trees

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

We hope your cake gets a little dose of Christmas with this Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper! How lovely are her branches?!

Crepe Paper Christmas Tree Cake Topper

Photography by Clara Sumsion Jones | Crafting by Ashley Isenhour 

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