Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DIY Cake Topper

Back in April, I bought a cake topper on Etsy.  Big mistake.  I have bought several items on Etsy and never had any issues until I purchased a topper from CrystalLuxeGalore.  Her account has been suspended for failing to send several brides their items.  I wanted a monogram cake topper with crystals.  Simply enough.  Here is the topper I bought, but with a B instead of an A.

                                     Image via CrystalLuxeGalore (page no longer working)

She was clever enough to not respond to me or others until after the 45 day mark, so we couldn't file anything with PayPal.  I had to jump through hoops, write my credit card company a letter and documentation after filing a complaint and I am still waiting to get my money back.  I filed a complaint through Etsy, hence why her account is suspended right now.  She said after over a month of me contacting her that she would refund my money and still nothing.  So I took matters into my hands and made my own.  How hard could it be?  Not that hard.

My dad has this fancy new machine at work that cuts glass, metal, plastic, acrylic, etc.  So I asked him to cut me a B with photo inspirations I sent him.  Here is what he made for me in 5 inches and 6 inches.

                                                                    Personal Image

So I headed out to Michaels and searched for crystals.  They have all sorts of looks from cheap to super expensive.  Since I want to use this in my child's (future child that is) room, I decided to spend extra.  I used the Create Your Style Swarovski Crystal Elements in 3mm, 4mm and 5mm.  I also purchased the glue.  Here are the crystals, but not in the right color.  I used plain crystal.

                                                            Images via

I really recommend using the glue.  It has one side where you can pick up the crystals and set it on the item of your choice.  Made my life easier and this was one of my favorite DIY projects.  So without further ado, here is my cake topper.

What do you guys think?


  1. I absolutely love your cake topper. I hope you get your money back soon!

  2. What kind of a machine did your dad get? I would like to get one.

    1. I would have to ask l, but I believe it was super expensive. I put the crystals on the letters though.