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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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.

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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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Last Month the gals over at Working Mom Magic and Girl On the Move Blog came up with the brilliant idea of having prompts to talk about on Periscope. If being in front of the camera isn’t your thing, like it isn’t mine this would be quite helpful to know what to talk about. I believe in turning up when you can add value.  I don’t want to waste anyone’s precious time babbling about nothing. These prompts will make things smoother.

If you are new to Periscope, it’s a social media platform that’s basically a webcam where people can see you or whatever you are showing/talking about and they can write comments, ask you questions as you are broadcasting.

You can toggle between allowing only your followers to see your broadcasts or have it be open to anyone in the world. One thing to keep in mind, if you are scoping from home people will be able to zoom in an see your location down to the street you might be on. If this is something that’s a bit too intruding for you, select only your followers can see your broadcasts. If you are live to the world, you can block people that might make an inappropriate comment by clicking on their name without exiting the screen.

You can only post comments when the scoper is live, be sure to give lots of hearts for encouragement.  You can also give hearts if you are catching the broadcast on replay. We love that too

Broadcasts will be available on your profile for replay for a period of 24 hours. You can save it to your phone, if it’s a broadcast you’d like to keep and post somewhere, like Katch.me for example, it automatically saves your scopes and people can check it out anytime.

October Scopers Challenge Prompts:

Don’t forget to use #OctoberScopers on your broadcast title so we can find you!!

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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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