When my friend asked me to decorate her wedding cake for her I came up with a brilliant idea… well at least I thought it was brilliant. ;)
I didn’t make the cake; my job was just to decorate it. So other than the love birds cake topper that I made, I decided that I would embellish the cake with some vintage jewelry in a cascading fashion coming down the tiers. The bride is a vintage lover so I knew she would appreciate this idea. Then after the wedding, the plan was to take those same jewelry pieces, and to create what would hopefully be a forever keepsake…
A picture frame!
All it took is vintage jewelry pieces (courtesy of Vintage Meet Modern), a frame ($.50; thrifted), and E6000 glue (my beloved glue of course!).
First I clipped off the backing on all the earrings and broaches. Then I did clean all the jewelry pieces and sanitized them as well since they were going on the cake. Then again cleaned them after the wedding to remove the buttercream.
I glued on the jewelry to the frame, holding down each one for a few seconds (or until they felt like they were going to stay put). For a couple of them, I did need to use painters tape to help them stay put until the glue dried. I let the frame sit overnight to allow for the glue to dry completely.
I do recommend removing the glass if possible to avoid getting glue on there. I didn’t have that luxury with my frame so I wiped off any dripped glue immediately.
That’s all it took to make the frame. So simple!
Since this was a gift and I’m a sucker for presentation, I couldn’t help but add a little extra cuteness… textured scrapbook paper inside the frame and a little banner for the Mr. -N- Mrs. to keep or easily remove.
All that is left is to add is a wedding picture of the bride and groom… that’s something that I’ll have to leave for the couple to do!