Too bad finding the perfect wedding cake topper isn’t as tasty as finding the perfect wedding cake. But at least it can be just as much fun…if you make them yourself. Get inspired by these eight DIY wedding cake toppers. They’re so cute you might have to have eight wedding cakes at your reception, just to try them all…
Download the instructions and printables below for whichever steals your heart—and takes the cake.
Shot-through-the-heart cake topper
A heart-tipped arrow unleashed from Cupid’s bow into your wedding cake makes this cake topper, or rather, cake througher, a standout display. Even better, it’s easy to create this fun spin on tradition!
Download the arrow cake topper instructions and templates
Got heart. Got love.
It’s easy to read between the lines of this cake topper that bears a simple, single word of love. It’s very easy to make and will complement any wedding cake. It also makes a lovely engagement or anniversary cake topper and can become a tradition for milestone anniversary celebrations.
Download the got-heart cake topper instructions and printable
Happy wedding, happy life
Your wedding day is a banner moment, so why not use a banner display on your cake, too? You’ll advertise your happiness all around with this paper cake topper that spells out your bliss simply and romantically.
Download the happy-wedding cake topper instructions and printable
New titles, new chapters
Celebrate the union of your two hearts and lives in fancy script. You can customize this elegant black-and-white cake topper to reflect whatever honorifics you’ve chosen to be known by, post nuptials.
Download the new titles cake topper instructions and printable
A trio of pretty paper flowers gives this simple cake topper some super–powerful impact. Use your wedding colors to tie everything together when creating this streamlined, modern take for the cake.
Download the rosette-trio cake topper instructions
Pinwheels of good fortune
With their “homespun” approach, these little folded paper pinwheels will set you back only pennies. And they’ll send your mind spinning back to the simple happiness of childhood games.
Download the pinwheel cake topper instructions
Hearts and flowers
For the romantic at heart, this pretty cake topper will lighten your spirit without lightening your bank account. Made from a pretty bouquet of paper flowers, it creates a vision of soft elegance to adorn, but not overpower, your wedding cake of choice.
Download the hearts-and-flowers cake topper instructions
Celebrate the colors of your wedding with this pretty double garland made from folded paper circles. Herald the start of your new life with a festive but elegant display.
Download the blissful-bunting cake topper instructions
Contributions by Hallmark designers Em Bronson and Amber Goodvin and Hallmark photo stylist Betsy Gantt.