For my wedding, I wanted a vintage feel without spending a ton of money. One way to do this is to DIY the details! I’m going to go through with you today how I personalized my wedding cake knife and server. The set I bought was only $10 at Walmart. Here is the set that I ended up getting. Apparently, I am not good at taking non-blurry photos (I apologize!)
So here are the supplies you’ll need:
- A plain serving set for wedding cake
- Martha Stewart paint that is safe for glass (it will help prevent the pain smudging off)
- Glitter if you like it 🙂
- Old or broken jewelry (I used some cheap jewelry and rings that I got at stores like Forever 21 and Rue21)
- Glue Gun
- Wire cutters for cutting jewelry
- Painter’s tape
You may want to wear gloves if you don’t want to get paint on your hands!
- Cut any old rings you want to embellish the handles with with the wire cutters. I cut the rings once in the back so I could put the ring around the handles and they would still be continuous.
- Use the glue gun to adhere the rings around the handles. I put my rings around the base of the servers.
- I used a bracelet with charms and cut off my favorite charms to add a shabby chic/vintage look to the servers. I chose a charm of a cameo, and one with an old-looking key.
- For my set, I used a hot glue gun to wrap gold ribbon around the server handles where I wanted to place the charms. Make sure it is lined up nicely!
- Hot glue the charms on top of the ribbon. I kept some of the chains that the charms came off of so I could glue them on easily. If you want to have a more professional look, glue on the back of the serving utensils.
- I wanted gold accents on my servers, so I chose to paint the area of the utensils above the charms but not on the actual part used to touch the food for safety. Use the painters tape to section off the painted area.
- Use a small brush to apply the Martha Stewart paint. I did a couple of coats to hide the silver.
- Wait a day or two for it to dry, and remove the tape. You now have a personalized cake serving set for a fraction of the cost of a professional set!
You could even add initials instead of jewelry. Let me know any other ideas you have for decor in the comments 🙂
Here is a pic from my actual wedding!