DIY Cupcake Topper Tutorial

Most of you are probably aware of the Party Detail phenomenon known as…
 the DIY Cupcake Topper.
Pretty much every Party or Dessert Table showcased in the blog world has some cute cupcakes topped with some pretty design to go along with the theme! 
It’s a fun, easy & affordable way to bring your theme together on your table! 
It happens to be one of the most popular items 
from my Etsy Shop: Pretty Paperie Printables
(water bottle labels come first!)

I thought i would put together a little short and sweet tutorial on these cuties.
If you haven’t made some up maybe this post will get you feeling creative 
and festive and you’ll throw some together for your next event! 
They add a lil martha stewart to your display. ;)

when i first made up toppers for the gender reveal party, for our sienna, i cut them out with scissors. I didn’t know of the craft punch isle in my jo-ann’s!! but the day i discovered it, i never looked back. they are pretty much ALWAYS discounted 40% and jo-ann’s always has good you have a great chance of getting them for an awesome price! 
be sure to check out the scrap booking area of your local craft store for some fun items to look over! But if you don’t have that in your budget, scissors always work! 
but the craft punches are way more fun. :)


 Wilton’s Lollipop Sticks 
150 pack on sale for $2 (Original Price: 3.99) 
there is also a 50 count pack.via Jo-Ann’s
**you could also use toothpicks if you are on a tight budget and just push them in all the way!**
 Valentines Day PINK Collection Cupcake Toppers- Printable PDF 
 via Pretty Paperie Printables…..$5.00
**you could also use your own design or cut out any shape to go with your theme!**
Scissors or Craft Punch 
via Jo-Ann’s (bought when 40% off with gift card: 2 inch scalloped/circle)
Tape. :)
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sophia enjoys “helping” me make cupcake toppers. :)
I used these toppers for my Budget Friendly Valentines Day Photo Shoot

happy crafting and DIY party planning!

The Busy Budgeting Mama

15 Comments on DIY Cupcake Topper Tutorial

  1. Meredith
    February 22, 2011 at 10:40 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the tutorial. What software program do you use to print them?

  2. Megan
    February 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this! I will be making these for my daughter’s first birthday in April. :)

  3. Ourfamilyworld
    February 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for this tutorial. I can’t wait to make this with my daughter..
    I am glad I found your blog through Welcome wednesday.
    Have a great day

  4. Made By Gen
    February 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh so cute tutorial. A new follower from Welcome Wednesday. See you in my site…

  5. In this wonderful life...
    February 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm (4 years ago)

    love these!!! I’ve been meaning to see if your valentine’s printables were on sale ;) I meant to get them the whole month and never did!

  6. Lori
    February 25, 2011 at 10:20 am (4 years ago)

    LOVE it! What a great tutorial! Thanks SO much for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions! I hope to see you again next week. Oh, and if you have time, come link this up to my Fun w/Food Friday linky too! :)

  7. Amy Bowman
    March 1, 2011 at 12:07 am (4 years ago)

    thanks for linking up to “AP Tuesday”
    you were most clicked on for the week so I featured you this week!
    love your blog…if you ever would like to do a guest post at New Nostalgia, let me know–it would be an honor to have you!!

  8. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy
    March 1, 2011 at 1:50 am (4 years ago)

    Love it! What a great tutorial, thanks for sharing. It seems so easy now! I’m featuring this on my Topsy Turvy Tuesday this week!

  9. Katie
    May 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Love following you on IG! I just happened to google how to make your own cupcake toppers and came across this tutorial! Awesome! I’m looking to make some for my daughter’s FROZEN themed birthday party and was interested in what software program you use to create them in a template like that…if you don’t mind sharing! THanks!

    • natalie
      May 6, 2014 at 6:05 pm (1 year ago)

      yay! I use photoshop! :)


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