Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Pie or Cake Topper

This beautiful  Pie or Cake topper is from Oh Happy Day.
Here are instructions to make a heartfelt Thanksgiving pie topper.

Materials: 4 x 8 inch piece of heavyweight dark gray paper, 2 x 8 inch piece of heavyweight light gray paper, sage green and gray ribbon, 2 wooden skewers, pencil, ruler, white glue, scissors, Alphabet Pasta, print-outs or color copies of bird illustrations (with 1 x 2 inch birds), mini-clamps.
Step 1. Begin with your gray paper – draw an upside-down rainbow shape, starting from the top left hand corner, to the center of the bottom side (marked with a ruler), back up to the top right hand side of the rectangle. Do this on both the dark gray and the light gray paper. You will have one deep rainbow and one shallow rainbow. Cut out a 1 inch strip following your pencil line, with both colored papers.

Step 2. Spill out a pile of alphabet pasta into a saucer or tray. Search for your letters and set them aside to glue. (You can write anything you want! I love what she wrote here!)  Place little dots of white glue on the paper and carefully put your letters into place. You may have to use a pencil tip to nudge them into the right position. Let dry.

Step 3. Cut out two bird illustrations. Make sure they are facing each other.  She used an old bird guide book , but Vintage Printable has a great selection of birds. You may have to re size your images to get the right sized birds.

Step 4.  Cut two 8-inch lengths of each ribbon, so you have four pieces of ribbon total. Cut your skewers to be roughly 8 inches also.

Step 5. Layer your bird, letter swags, folded ribbons and skewer, in that order. Place glue in between every layer, and clip them together to dry. Be sure to angle your skewers slightly inwards.

Step 6. Bake, or buy, a pie! Insert your topper into your pie and enjoy!

With some leftover alphabet pasta, She made some quick place cards for the table. I see lots of potential with these pasta letters, and there are a about a million in each little box. 
"With a Grateful Heart
Be Conscious of Your Treasures"

1 comment:

jessica // union shore said...

i love cake toppers! and i love the idea of using alphabet pasta! genius!