Nicole™ Crafts Love Birds Cake Topper

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Love Birds Cake Topper

May your wedding cake sparkle with these love birds. Birds are a beautiful adornment for any type of home or holiday decor, or for a wedding or bridal shower.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 1/2 hours (plus drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Brush two coats of varnish on birds. Allow to dry.
  • 2
    Using pliers, remove candle cup from holder. Paint holder white using Snow White paint.
  • 3
    Spray paint birds White. Note that it may require two coats.
  • 4
    When candle holder and birds are dry, brush glitter glue on birds and around top and bottom of candle holder. Sprinkle glitter over glitter glue. Shake off excess. Set aside to dry.
  • 5
    Lay two chenille stems together end to end, overlapping by approximately 1 1/2 inches. Twist together.
  • 6
    Insert chenille stems in tubing. Cut tubing same length as stems. Bend into a heart shape. Twist ends together.
  • 7
    Wrap pearls and another length of tubing around heart. Glue at bottom to secure.
  • 8
    Wrap a third chenille stem around bottom of heart covering all the ends. Glue into top of candlestick.
  • 9
    Brush varnish over center of candlestick. Allow to dry.
  • 10
    Measure, cut and glue pearls around candlestick above and below center.
  • 11
    Glue birds together at chest. Cut wires down to approximately 3 inches. Glue and insert in candle holder.
  • 12
    Glue flowers and gyp around birds coming out of candle holder.
  • 13
    Add printing to heart template. Print and cut out heart. Glue pearls around edge of heart. Glue to front of candlestick.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 1/2 hours (plus drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wooden Candle Holder 6 inch 104446296
  • Nicole™ Crafts Feathered Friends Birds with Wire 4 inch 2 pcs. 104744612
  • Darice® Expressions Mesh Tubing 8mm x 20 yards White/Iridescent 104718768
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pearls on a String 3 and 4 MM White 5 yards 104076552
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6mm White 25 pcs. 104277475
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Glue 4 oz. Iridescent 104277431
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ultra Fine Glitter 2 oz Crystal Diamond Dust 104558992
  • Nicole™ Crafts Stock Paper 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch White 104061321
  • Future Promo Cala Lily 6 inch White 104572141
  • Nicole™ Crafts Delphinium Spray 36-1/2 inch White 104739162
  • Dried Mini Gyp Antique White 104580367
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Chain Nose Pliers 104584506
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz 104387409
  • Rust-Oleum® Painter's Touch® Ultra Cover Spray Paint 12 oz. Satin Blossom White 104751526
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 8 104118910
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Aleene's® Super Thick Tacky Glue™ 4 oz. jar 104142882
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