No celebration is complete without cake, and no cake is complete without a cake topper. These Valentines cake toppers are great for a number of reasons:
- They’re made of things you probably have around your house already.
- They’re super cute.
- You can re-use them over and over again.
Here’s how to make them.
- Red felt scraps
- Needle and thread
- Cotton balls (for the stuffed ones)
- Skewers and tooth picks
To make the garland of little hearts, fold the felt and cut drop shapes along the fold to make little hearts. I’m a lazy crafter so I just did these all free hand and didn’t worry too much about how uniform they were. Then take your needle and thread and sew the hearts in a row with just one long stitch per heart (in on one side and out through the other). Then tie the ends of your string to the skewers (blunt end) and trim the ends. Done!
To make the stuffed hearts, fold the felt and cut a drop shape along the fold to make a heart. Then lay your folded heart on top of another piece of folded felt and cut another drop shape using the first one as a guide. That way you’ll have two hearts that are the same shape and size. Repeat this in as many pairs in as many sizes (and colors) as you want. Then pair up your hearts and start to sew from the bottom of the heart (start with a little knot). When you’re just past halfway, you can start stuffing the heart with cotton that you’ve sort of pull apart a little so it’s not so dense. Then keep sewing until just before you get to the bottom. Insert a tooth pick or skewer and finish sewing with a knot. When you’ve used them, you can just slip the toothpick/skewers out and then replace them with fresh ones for your next celebration.