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Festive Fall Cake Topper You Can Make in Minutes

Add a festive touch to your autumn celebrations with this brilliant fall cake topper! It’s very easy to make and you can customize the colors!

Skills Required: None. You’re going to be cutting feathers and stringing felt balls! Even if you’ve never made anything before, you’ll easily be able to tackle this project.

Festive Fall Cake Topper You Can Make in Minutes

Happy fall friends! It’s still soooo hot here, but surprisingly the leaves are changing, and it’s really starting to feel like fall at my house! We have our fall school break coming up, and I have decided to throw a little dinner party to celebrate my favorite season.

I made this adorable fall leaf inspired cake topper, and just had to share! It looks so cozy, doesn’t it?? This fall craft is so easy to make, and only takes a few supplies.

Cardstock in yellow, orange, and green with felt balls, string, and dowels

Autumn Cake Topper

To get started you need:

  • Skewer sticks
  • Felt balls (pom poms will also work)
  • Colored cardstock – orange, green, and yellow
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Quilting needle and twine
  • Scissors
Pair of scissors with cardstock and cut out feathers on top

First, use scissors to cut leaf shapes out of your paper. They don’t need to look perfectly dimensional, just try to keep them about 2″ tall. You can also use an electronic die-cut machine like I did, but I promise hand cut feathers are easy to make!

Stringing felt balls on orange thread with a needle attached

Next, take your twine, and thread the felt balls leaving a 3/4″ space in between each one. My banner is about ten inches in length, but you will want to adjust that according to your cake size.

After threading your felt balls, use your hot glue gun to attach the feathers to your banner, staggering the colors as you go. Feel free to mix your patterns and colors however you like!

Paper feathers glued to the string between the felt balls

Last step!

DIY autumn cake topper

Just attach the banner to two wooden skewers with hot glue, and insert it in your cake. That’s it, so easy! I just love how it turned out. I think I will make some matching napkin rings to go with it! I have plenty of leftover paper to make a party banner with feathers too.

How to make a cake topper for fall

Hopefully you have a little time off to look forward to this fall as well! Just remember, fall break is always best served with cake. 😉

If you enjoyed this fall cake topper, I’d love for you to check out these other topper and party ideas:


Friday 9th of October 2015

This cake topper is adorable! You did an awesome job!



Friday 9th of October 2015

This is so cute! Perfect for a simple little fall dinner party, or to impress at the Thanksgiving dessert table. Also great inspiration for other holidays, seasons and occasions. Pinned.