Easy DIY Birthday Cake Topper

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Okay, I know it’s been over a year since I did my son’s birthday party and I promised to share some of the DIY’s I did for his birthday party. Year one has passed and even birthday TWO has passed and NADA.  So Sorry!! But now that we are in our new home for good, I’m getting all of my crafts and supplies organized and will be sharing how I made his birthday cake topper. Super easy craft.  Enjoy!

I’ve linked below where you can find the different items I used according to his party’s color scheme but you can change those accordingly.

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DIY cake topper gold glitter

What you’ll need:
Name, age or theme template
Baker’s Twine (Red or color of choice)
What to do:

♦ First create a template with the desired font & size (something bold and thick) on Microsoft word or notepad. I had to try a few different sizes before I got to what I liked. Be sure to give yourself ample space between each character so you can cut them out without bumping into the other letter by mistake.

♦ Next, trace the letters or numbers in the back of the card-stock you’ll be using, then cut using a very sharp scissors for precision.

♦ Heat up your glue gun and grab your twine.  Glue the back of the letters you just cut out to the twine (on top of the letters) and cut the twine to the desired length.

♦ Grab the bamboo skewers and tie the ends of the twine.  You can cut the extra twine after it’s tied.

♦ Add decorative glitter clothespins to the end and voila. It’s done!

I hope you found this easy and give this birthday cake topper DIY a try at your next party.  If you do, post on instagram with the hashtag #YLMcaketopper.  I would love to see what you come up with. The possibilities are truly endless.

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Thanks for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed this birthday cake topper tutorial and stay tuned for more DIY’s like this one from this Vintage Airplane Party.

Books to read

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson 
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Mess Free Painting Craft + Fun Giveaway

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Now that my son is a couple of months shy of TWO! (It has gone by terribly fast) 🙁 He is constantly on the move, on to the next thing. There are only a couple of hours of Peppa Pig and Egg surprise videos this mama can handle. What is it about those videos? Oh my goodness.  Anyways. I’ve been thinking of different ways to entertain him other than being glued to the iPad. Mess free painting can be a solution.

Painting can be fun but messy, but I’ve come across Kwik Stix and mess free painting is now possible.

Being that he’s 22 months, his attention span is limited and I’m not about to set up a whole elaborate play time for something he might not even try or will do for a few seconds. It needs to be practical, easy to clean and fun.

I was approached by the guys over at Kwik Stix for a review and after reading over their product. I said YES of course.  The claim is that these markers paint similarly to real paint but dry within 90 seconds. So your kiddos work of art doesn’t have to hang anywhere to dry, no glitter involved, glues, and macaroni. I gave it a try with my kiddo and he loved it as much as a kid his age can. But mostly I loved it. Mess free painting? YASSS!

Don’t get me wrong I still need to supervise the kid or else he’ll draw on my walls and furniture and that ruins all the fun. But this is definitely something you can sit your kiddo down for, give them ample space to work if they are young like my little one.


  • Ease of use – similar to markers/glue stick containers
  • Glides on paper with little effort – great for little hands that lack dexterity
  • Colors are nice and bright 
  • Dry time is exactly as advertised  – 90 Seconds
  • Mess free painting
  • Works on paper, canvas, posters, and even wood – so be careful with your furniture as with anything that a child can draw with. 

The pack I received had 12 colors, which you can find here. There are also different options available, a 6 pack & 96 pack; these would be great for a classroom. If you know a teacher going crazy with the mess the kiddos make, these would be a great Christmas gift.  
To find more info on their company by visiting their webpage, Facebook page and amazon product page to make a purchase. I highly recommend these Kwik Stix. You can also check out some of their other products. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of your Kwik Stix.

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Books I’m Reading & Recommend

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman

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5 Quick & Easy Halloween Pumpkin Decorations

Sharing with you some quick and easy Halloween pumpkin decoration ideas.

Halloween pumpkin decoration ideas

With Halloween just a few couple of days away I invited my very best friend Becky from Topshop Stone to share with you guys some easy pumpkin decor with things you might have laying around your house. Something old, something new or something borrowed!!!

We’re going to show you how to decorate 5 pumpkins with a few store bought items and items you are might have at home. Could be something you still use or are wishing it will go back in fashion or you borrow things from family members. Easy right?

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