Alright, I promised another tutorial on cupcake toppers. The original tutorial showed how to take anything a book, printed paper cup, etc. and make it into a cupcake topper. You can check out that tutorial here.
For the cupcake toppers I made at Landon’s Second birthday party, the process is quite simple for the construction part. Designing them on the computer in photoshop is a whole another story. If you want to skip the hard part, I sell digital download/printable cupcake toppers at my Etsy shop: HoneysuckleAndLace.
Here is a refresher of what his pirate themed birthday party cupcake toppers looked like:
Alright and on to the how-to part….
- After designing my cupcake toppers I printed them out of card stock. When I designed them I kept in mind how big my craft circle punch cutters were. I used two different sized circle punches: 2 inch and 1.5 inch. I used two different sized so I could have a 3-D or layered cupcake topper. Below the chevron paper was used for the background and the round circles the front of the cupcake topper.
- Punch out your circles.
- Build your topper. This is where I first attached foam (to make the topper layered) to the back of smaller circle. Then I attached the front circle to the background circle using a glue dot (Glue dots not pictured below). There are also glue dots that are made like double-sided tape which would have been great for this project but I didn’t have any on hand.
- Attach toothpick or lollipop stick and backer. I used tape to secure the toothpick and a glue dot to attach a white backer (2 inch circle) to the back so the tooth pick wasn’t visible. You do not have to put a backer on but I had time and enough card stock to do it, so I did.
If you were making a Favor Tag:
- Punch out circle.
- Punch a hole for ribbon or twine by using an old-fashion 1 hole-punch.
- Thread ribbon of twine through tag and attach it favor bag.
That’s all Folks! Thanks for stopping by!