Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DIY Number Cake Topper

    My sweet baby boy, Garren Tyler, is ONE today! I wanted to show you what I did for his first birthday cake! This is such a simple and cute project that you can do for ANY year on top of a birthday cake!

I used watercolor paper, or you can use card stock.... just make sure the paper is thicker than normal. I printed off a number one, front and back!
 I simply colored them with colored pencils and cut them out. You don't NEED to color the reverse of the number but I wanted to.... What I did for Garren's one is put a bunch of different G's all over in all different shades of blue!
 Hot glue two Popsicle sticks in the middle of the numbers!
 Now you want to seal your number with Mod Podge! I used sparkle because I  love the glittery finish!
 Just paint it on and let dry!
 Don't you love how it sparkles!? The best thing about adding this Mod Podge to seal it was after Garren's cake smash photo shoot, I ran the number under the water and it cleaned up LIKE NEW!
It would have ruined it if it was just paper!
Happy 1st Birthday my sweet Boy!
Update: Here is the Cake Topper I made for my next baby boy on his 1st birthday. You can make them into any shape that goes with your party theme and write the number inside. Click on the picture below to go to that post. There is a cute video of his cake smash!


  1. I really need some of that glitter Mod Podge!! It looks so cool! Happy Bithday Garren!

  2. This is just too cool! What great photos of him, too! Are they professional photos? Such a great idea.

    1. Thanks Mia! Yes, I just took Garren to Target for the photos! They always do a great job when I don't want to do the work of all the set up for the shoot! =)


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