Your cake is the perfect stage for gorgeous paper art, and we’ve got a great example for you today! This is a unique take on the traditional ‘bride and groom’ wedding cake topper that looks great and is easy to make yourself, we take a break from wedding invitations to bring you this DIY guide below.
The best thing about these is that they are so versatile. Use them as cake toppers, string them into chains to decorate, convert them into wedding place cards, or make just the dresses and use them as the theme for your bridal shower. With elegant lace patterns or pastel colours the toppers can be kept classic, while bright colours and patterns can convey a sense of fun and are perfect for more laid-back affairs.
- Choose a rectangular piece of origami paper. Place paper pattern side down, and fold in half lengthwise, forming a smaller rectangle.
- Open paper up. Fold both edges in to the centre fold.
- Open paper again. Flip over so patterned side is facing up. Fold so that outer creases (white dots) meet the middle crease (green dots).
- Flip paper over.
- Fold paper almost in half (leaving 5mm space at the top) and back on itself (leaving another 5mm fold at the bottom).
- Flip paper over, and turn 180 degrees.
- Make the collar by folding down the inside top two corners.
- Make the pleat of the dress by pulling the paper up and out to the side. Crease down into place.
- Flip over
- Make the V-neck at the top by pulling back the top, creasing down the sides.
- Fold the sides of the top in. Make the angle of the skirt by folding in the sides of the dress.
- Flip over and fold out the sleeves of the dress.
- Choose a rectangular piece of origami paper. Place paper pattern-side down, and fold in half lengthwise.
- Open paper up. Fold in half the other way.
- Fold the top third down.
- Fold the two edges in to meet the middle
- Fold top corners outwards so they are hanging over the edge. These will become the sleeves.
- Flip paper over. Fold bottom up 5mm (valley fold).
- Flip page over, and then rotate 180 degrees. Fold in the two top edges to make the collar.
- Bring the bottom all the way up to the top and tuck in under the collar.
So there we go! Brilliant, right? If you’re interested in more clever DIY paper art ideas, check out our DIY Origami Flowers, our Favourite DIY Paper Flowers, and our Pinterest boards Paper Flowers and Paper Art, Origami + Creativity.