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Wedding Wednesday: DIY Cake Topper

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Hi friends!

I'm here today to share a few pictures of my wedding FOR THE FIRST TIME!

It has been a solid two and a half months since we married and, admittedly, I received my pictures back from our photographer quite some time ago. I've had EVERY intention to share the beauty for awhile now but things have been dang crazy lately.

No more excuses... I've got a great DIY idea for you today!

(See her down there?! A lot of our guests told us they missed the dog because she's a bit hidden {but oh so cute}.)

Isn't this just beautiful?! I know, I know, I'm a little biased but seriously! My little sister made this for us & I was just blown away with how great it turned out.

Remember those little perler beads from when you were a kid? Yep, our cake topper was made out of those! I came up with this idea after searching for what seemed like hours on Pinterest for cake toppers. I found many that I really liked but I just didn't want to spend the money on some of the fancy ones I found myself gravitating towards.

I stumbled upon a children's birthday party image on Pinterest and saw that a lot of the decor was made from these perler beads. Once I saw the pirate ship cake topper, I knew there had to be a way to make one for our wedding! I drew up some ideas, texted them to my little sister (who is an avid crafter just like me) and asked if she'd be willing to help.

I searched online for "perler people" and found lots of great images to use as inspiration. There are SO many things you can do with perler beads - just check here and here.