A Second Life for Cake Toppers

As Christmas ornaments!!!

This Christmas, I have searched high and low for a knight ornament for Mr. Knight’s alma mater (and namesake). I even contacted Bunnywithatoolbelt (who made our cake toppers) to make a miniature knight ornament for us, but a custom piece proved to be a little more expensive then I had in mind. Then I thought, why not make our sweet little cake toppers into ornaments?

Hello, I love you.

They aren’t really doing anything right now, and we really haven’t decided what we were going to do with them (besides store them safely).

I had thought about putting them on a shelf, but with frisky kitties I’ve learned to not leave anything sentimental/expensive out to be knocked down. I had thought of placing them in a shadow box with our invitation and picture from our wedding, but that just didn’t seem quite right to me. So, when making them into ornaments came to mind, I thought “perfect.”

When I told Mr. Knight about my idea, I believe his response (via Gchat) was “OMG YES.” Love him♥

I wanted to be as minimally invasive as possible with these precious pieces. I just simply took some extra string I had and tied them around the neck of each. I know, sounds really awful that I hung our little toppers by their necks.

And VIOLA! These babies are now fabulous little additions to our Christmas tree!
I apologize for the terrible images. Mr. Knight would scold me if he knew I was uploading these images for a post!

Don’t you just love them? I sure do.

We plan to keep them safe and sound in our wedding box when they aren’t on our tree. Bringing them out each year will be so much fun, because it will make us go through all our wedding memories. :) Besides, putting our tree up every year is like taking a trip down memory lane as most of our ornaments were picked up from places we visited together, and special memories which connect us both. Our cake topper ornaments will just be the icing on the cake. Get it? Oh boy, I’m getting lame!

Now, I just have to pray to the Kitty Gods that Gator Kitty and Pepper will leave our precious cake toppers alone.

What are your plans for your cake toppers after your wedding? Will they go into storage? Do you have a special project from them? Or, will you follow my lead and make them into fabulous ornaments for your Christmas Tree?

6 Comment

  1. OMG. That is absolutely precious! What a fantastic idea. This makes me want custom cake toppers even more than I already did…

  2. Jessica says:

    Great way to reuse the toppers. I’m a big fan of keeping as little from the wedding in boxes as possible.

  3. Hannah says:

    Since ours were silver/metal Salt & Pepper shakers (in the form of little Gators) we’ve had them on display in our dining room! Yours are too cute and I’m so glad you’ve found a way to incorporate them into the holidays!

  4. mama knight says:

    You’re so clever! I love it and you!

  5. kjpugs says:

    They look awesome! I did the same with our cake toppers too! It’s a fun way to remind yourself of your wedding (and CAKE!) each year!

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