- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I used one weddingbee’s post for inspiration (http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-custom-cake-topper-1) Here is what I started out with to make this cake topper: wooden doll bodies, wooden dowels, large wooden balls, small wooden hearts and a wooden heart shaped base. My future FIL sawed off the doll head off the doll body for me because the doll heads is rather small. The 4 legged creature you see there is supposed to be my dog and that is the size of the original doll head. I then sawed off a small size of a wooden dowel to size and pushed it through the doll body. Then I connected one large wooden ball to the doll body by using the wooden dowel piece. But you could always just glue the wooden ball to the doll body instead. My fiancé drilled in holes in the doll bodies and I cut down to size wooden dowels for the legs and stuck them in there. Then he drew on the heart to see where to drill in the base to add in the legs. It was a little challenging to do it for the dog body, but he managed. Oh and I painted the heart base several coats of red paint. The way this wood is, it will absorb the paint very quickly so thus the extra coats of paint. But if you use a primer, you would only need 1 coat of paint.
Here I made a little black suit for my fiancé’s doll body out of an old black shirt and glued on rhinestones for the buttons. I painted his legs black. Then I painted my doll body white and added rhinestones all around it.
I wasn’t sure how to make the dress so my fiancé stepped in and helped. He cut out a shape out of white fabric, which I purchased at the garment district in Downtown L.A. for only $1, that is some what triangular and then added tulle (which I originally wanted to add, so he wasn’t the one who came up with the idea, lol, just wanted to make sure I got credit for the idea) to it so that the dress would have some body and shape. Then he glued it to my doll body.
So here is the final product. (oh I forgot to mention that my fiancé drilled in little holes on the size of the doll bodies so that I could add in the arms. The arms are made of floral wire) I added a little veil and added rhinestones to the top of the veil to have a better hold of the tulle and make it look nicer. Then for our dog, my fiancé decided to color him with a brown colored pencil and then took a black marker and drew in the face and the ears. I added a little leash out of yellow ribbon. (Oh and my fiancé’s face was drawn by him. He just made it dramatic just for fun. I drew my own face). The flower bouquet I have, I purchased two types of flowers in the clearance section at Michael’s and then wrapped green ribbon to the handle. You can purchase these flowers in the bridal section in case you are looking for them. To finish, I will add a green sash made of a wide piece of green ribbon around my doll body waist and then it will be complete.
My fiance wanted to draw his mouth slightly open.
I know that I have to touch up the white part of this doll body.
The back of the bride doll body.
Here is our dog!
Here he is on the side. (We used colored pencil to add color to him because he has a light brown color and couldn’t find a paint that would quiet match his fur color).
I am hoping my wedding guests will get that WOW factor once they see this on our cake.