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Make a Snowflake Cake Topper Using Hot Glue

Make hot glue snowflakes and use them as a fabulous snowflake cake topper! This craft is perfect for winter, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve.

Make a Snowflake Cake Topper Using Hot Glue

I’ve been seeing these hot glue snowflakes floating around Pinterest and I instantly thought that they would look beautiful as a DIY cake topper. Hot glue gun crafts are fun and interesting, so why not give it a try? After some trial and error, I figured out an easy way to make these pretty snowflakes.

I think these snowflake cake toppers look just lovely for a winter birthday, new year’s celebration or Christmas cake! Stick them in a store bought cake and you can instantly impress your guests.

And since Dollar Tree sells all of the items on the supply list, that makes this a perfect dollar store craft idea.

Cooking spray, hot glue gun, and a skewer

Snowflake Cake Topper

Here’s what you will need:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wooden Skewers
  • Cooking Spray
  • Clear Dish
Hot glue painted in the shape of a snowflake using a template

After reading some of the other tutorials, I followed the recommendation to use a clear, smooth surface to make the snowflakes. I tried gluing straight onto a clear dish but quickly realized that the hot glue would not come up for me.

So, I sprayed it down with some good old cooking spray before putting the hot glue down and that did the trick. As soon as the glue was cool, the snowflakes came right up. I sketched out some snowflakes on a piece of paper and glued it to the underside of the dish to use as a guide.

After I glued the snowflakes, I added another bead of glue and stuck on the skewers and added some more glue on top to make sure they were really secure.

PIle of snowflake cake toppers for winter

They definitely aren’t perfect, but I think they look so pretty all together on the cake.

Snowflake cake toppers inserted in a white frosted cake on a white plate

I cut the skewers to different heights before sticking them in the cake. What a fun and festive cake topper!

DIY hot glue snowflake cake toppers

Wouldn’t these also look cute on a smaller scale in cupcakes? You could use toothpicks instead of skewers. Perfect for a Frozen themed party or even a winter wedding!

Easy snowflake cake toppers using hot glue and skewers
Easy snowflake cake toppers using hot glue and skewers

I hope you will hop over to Homemade Ginger where I blog about creating lovely things without spending a lot of money.

Looking for other DIY cake topper ideas? Try these:

Personalized DIY Christmas cake toppers

This simple project adds the perfect, colorful touch to a holiday party! Make these DIY Christmas cake toppers with just a few supplies. So simple and would work for a wedding or other celebration, too.

Sparkly New Year’s Eve cake topper

Jazz up your New Years Eve with an easy-to-cut cake topper. Pair it with some glitzy glitter paper, and you have serious "wow-factor" for your celebration!


Monday 23rd of January 2017

For me perfect! :D