Anyways, I thought I'd do a little round up of some of the crafts they let me make for the day, with a few easy instructions. Today we'll start with the cake topper!
They got a delicious cake from Alliance Bakery here in Chicago and agreed to let me whip up a topper for them. I saw this one and really liked it, but with 18 hours until the wedding, there was no time to order anything. If you have the time, I encourage you to go through this Etsy vendor, who has a gorgeous array of colors/beautiful personalized toppers.
For the last-minute, at-home version, you will need:Cardstock
I freehanded the banner and puzzle pieces, but if you're looking to do something more complicated/that looks better, just print it out and cut! Using a white paint pen like above is a good way to disguise wayward pencil lines / to hide the fact that you printed clip art off the internet. I won't tell anyone.
Since I didn't take any pictures of the process, which was happening at 2 a.m. the morning before the wedding, here is a little illustrated step-by-step:
As long as the cardstock is about as hefty as a greeting card, it will hold up! I bought some blank cards from Blick for it, since I like always having blank cards on hand for when I inevitably forget a birthday.
And many congrats to the happy couple! Welcome to the family, sis.