A few months ago I shared that I was part of an amazing team that helped bring a new line of crafting tools to market by Fiskars, their new DIY tools. Not quite the tools you’d find at the hardware store and beefier than crafting tools – these new tools are the PERFECT fit for the DIY bride who’s making large and small things for her special day. They also come in super handy around the house. They are by far the tools I reach for first and so I’m thrilled to be sharing a few specialty projects that feature them over the next few months! First up, the most adorable little wire-wrapped cake topper people!
Fiskars DIY Tools
Today I’m using the Precision Needle-Nose Pliers (best pliers ever), the PowerCut Easy Action Snips which make cutting anything from cardstock to leather a breeze, and the Precision Wire Cutters that cut wire like butter. These three amazing tools have so many uses from weddings to home decor, but today they’re helping me turn wire and felt into custom couples to top your cake with!
The full line is available at Fiskars.com, Amazon and JoAnn; and select Fiskars DIY tools are available at Hobby Lobby and Target!
Fiskars Precision Needle-Nose Pliers
Fiskars PowerCut Easy Action Snips
Fiskars Precision Wire Cutter
20 Gauge Jewelry Wire
Felt, Ribbon, Lace, or the like for small details
Our FREE printable couple pattern at the end of the post!
Print Our Pattern
Click on the pattern graphic at the end of the post and print it out so you can follow along!
Bend That Wire
This project is all about wrapping and bending wire. We are carefully manipulating 20 gauge jewelry wire into unique people shapes. Start at the bottom and leave a 3-4″ tail to stick in the cake. Move around the pattern from there…
Wrapping and bending the wire to match the pattern, use your Fiskars Precision Needle-Nose Pliers to help you every step of the way. Use them to:
Hold the wire while you bend it
Carefully shape the wire
As an edge to bend the wire against
As a manipulating tool to flatten the wire
Wrap The End
Once you make it all the way around the shape, cut the end the same length, combine and wrap together to finish. Flatten with the pliers.
Next, do the same thing for the bride. Or make another groom… whatever fits your couple!
Add a little lace, netting, pearls or similar to add cute little details to your people. Preferably mimicking your wedding day look. Here I wrapped some netting and hot glued it around the brides head to look like a little bird cage veil. I wrapped lace around another bride and added a string of pearls to the neck of the other.
For the guys, I made a bow-tie, regular tie, and top hat. All cut with my Fiskars PowerCut Easy Action Snips that have an amazing sharp point and a terrific ability to control small cuts – perfect for this project! Attach with hot glue on both sides.
Fit Your Personality
From the color of the wire to the little embellishments you create, these silly wire people really could look like you. Customize and add items from your unique wedding day look to the wire frames so that you match your mini’s on the day of your wedding. They’ll make such a fun keepsake too!
DIY Tutorial Sponsored By:
Known for its iconic Orange-Handled Scissors™, Fiskars is a 369-year-old company that empowers everyday creativity through purposeful design. Fiskars is a leader in the DIY industry with tools spanning the categories of crafting & sewing, gardening & yard care, kids & school, and cooking. In addition to providing scissors, punches, trimmers, rotary cutters and many other tools, Fiskars shares inspiring project ideas to help DIY-ers do what they love using tools that make projects easier.
As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!