Monday, October 1, 2012

Celabrating 90 Years!

While I finish up my coffee and before educating the kids today, I thought I'd share a fun little DIY cake topper that I made. This past Saturday all 7 of us and an Auntie loaded up in our Suburban and headed to Houston to give my Grandfather one heck of a surprise party. About a week ago he turned 90! What a milestone birthday that is. Food was pretty much covered with everyone bringing sides and appetizers so being the crafty one in the family I asked if I could bring a special cake topper for the hummingbird cake my mom was baking. (I'll have to get the recipe to share sometime, it was amazing- I now weigh 400 lbs and don't even care!)

 I started searching pinterest and found a couple of ideas but nothing that really spoke to me. So then I started browsing Martha Stewart's website and inspiration struck!
 So between this:
Photo Cake Toppers 
and this:

card stock, die cut machine, photos and bamboo skewers hot glued on the back

 I loved the idea of the pictures, thinking I could use some old childhood pictures of him but I also loved the pinwheels all at multiply heights- so why not do a little combo?
Happy 90th Grandaddy!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and made some fun memories!

1 comment:

  1. Your cake turned out SOOOOO beautiful!! Great job!! That picture of your Grandpa is precious, makes me miss mine. You are blessed that yours is driving distance away. :)
    And your new header is so purty! LOVE IT!