I know, I know. The standard holiday treats are pies and cookies and chocolates. Cakes and Christmas are kind of random … but to that I say, who cares. I love cake. I love Christmas. So why not? If you know me you KNOW there has to be balsa wood involved in some sort of Christmas craft this season. So an obvious choice were these colorful DIY Christmas tree cake toppers. I am slightly in love with the color scheme and might make it my official 2015 Christmas color combo. BUT if you’re a more traditional, holiday colors type of person then you can change them up to match whatever your heart desires. These cake toppers are fun to make, and who doesn’t want a forest of trees on top of their cake??
- Balsa wood – Thickness doesn’t really matter. You want something tough enough that it will not crumble but not too think that it’s hard to cut. I buy just one piece from Michaels and usually get the size 1/16 x 3 x 36.
- X-Acto Knife
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Glue Gun
- Wood Skewers
- Patterning Tape
- Cut out Christmas trees. I did this freehand because I liked all the imperfections, it gave it more character. But if you want to be more precise you can measure and cut.
- Now it’s time to Paint! I put patterning tape around the trees that I wanted to have stripes on. The others I just painted, but you can put patterning tape on the edges of those as well if it’s easier. Once dry, take off the patterning tape.
- Lastly, Glue the skewers onto the back of your Christmas trees. Once they are all dry it is time to decorate that cake! You can cut your skewers to make them shorter, just depending on the size and height of your cake.
Hey this is Sara from Tell Love and Party. I just gotta tell ya …bright colors are my thing. I love flamingos and my family. And if it were up to me, every day would be a party (with epic cookies and crafts of course).