6.29.2011

Tutorial: How to Make Cupcake Toppers

These are the latest craze to hit the party scene!! But, now that you can get your pdf printable files in etsy shops and blog everywhere... including my 4th of July printable here. So, how do you take the printed sheet of paper and turn it into a decorating masterpiece!?!?

Here's how:
{click on any of the pictures to see them enlarged!}

Print out your template sheet on sturdy paper. Think 80-110lb. card stock {bright white is preferable because your colors will be perfect}.

Next, grab your circle punch. If you happen to be using my template sheet, use a 2.5" circle punch! You can find them at Joann's, Michaels, and probably any other craft store {sadly there is no Hobby Lobby out here... but from all the wonderful posts I read elsewhere I kinda wish there was!}

Center the design in your punch... and...PUNCH!


Then gather the rest of your supplies:
Lollipop sticks
glue gun and glue
round white circles {punched with the same punch} for the back of your topper
{*optional: foam mounting squares}


Put a dot of glue from your glue gun on the round white circle and place your lollipop stick on top.


Then, load the top of your stick up with more glue and place your printed topper circle on top {design out of course}. This way you can center your design around your lollipop stick!


Here's what it looks like when you are done!


If you notice there is a gap at the top of your topper between the two piece of paper. If this totally bugs you, here's how to fix it!


Grab a foam square and stick it in the top between the two pieces. If you want to be exact, you may need to double the thickness of your foam square.


Then... repeat, and repeat, and repeat... until all your cupcake toppers are done!


{I will be adding pics of my toppers in cupcakes later today... the cupcakes are in progress..... and they smell delicious!! }
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1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful!!!! I'd love it if you linked it to the Glitter link party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/06/running-with-glitter-link-party-15.html

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