We’re ‘berry’ excited about this Strawberry Heart Cake Topper! However, we’re a little bummed we thought of this post-Valentine’s Day, but May is National Strawberry Month so technically we’re ahead of the game! Either way, Strawberries are appropriate all year round in my opinion, and this cake topper is no exception. Made with tissue paper, crepe paper, and wire, this is a simple project and also really fun to make! Perfect for any birthday party, baby shower, or even Mother’s Day, this Strawberry Heart Cake Topper is sure to please all.
Find out how to make the Strawberry Heart Cake Topper!
Strawberry Heart Cake Topper
- Tissue Paper
- Pink, red, and green crepe papers
- Spool of Floral wire
- 2, 18-inch cloth covered floral wire stems
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
- Acrylic paints in pinks and reds.
- To create the strawberries, crumple up a small piece of tissue paper to create the base shape of the strawberry. Each strawberry can vary slightly in size and shape.
- Hot Glue a 5-inch piece of wire into the crumpled tissue paper berry.
- Cut 1/2-inch strips of red and pink crepe paper against the grain. Stretch out the strips to smooth out the ridges.
- Wrap the tissue paper berry with the strips of crepe paper, securing with hot glue as necessary, until all the edges are smooth and you have the strawberry shape desired.
- Repeat the above steps to create 12 berries.
- Wrap the stems/wires of the berries with 1/2-inch thick outstretched strips of green crepe paper
- You will make 2 boughs of berries to create the heart.
- Take one 12-inch floral stem and one berry and group them together, placing the floral stem 1-2 inches below the berry.
- Wrap the two stems together, starting at the base of the strawberry and working down.
- As you move down the step, add another strawberry stem about every inch you go, to create a bough of staggered strawberries. Leave 5 inches of the floral stem without berries at the bottom. Repeat this process for the second bough.
- Twist the wires together at the base to join the boughs together. This will be what you stick into the cake.
- Then bend the wires in toward each other to create the heart shape.
- Cut out leaves using the templates provided and all along the strawberry boughs.
- Optional: Paint small seeds onto the strawberries!
Photography by Jane Merritt | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen and Kirstin Johnson