When I was trying to think of ideas for the first freebie I wanted to offer, I decided to create cupcake toppers and wrappers that coordinated with my new blog. I thought the image of the little girl and boy in the party hats looked vintage, but with a modern twist in color, pattern and font choice.
To help a printable newbie, I wanted to provide a mini tutorial on how to put these pretty party printables together.
::: supplies :::
printer, heavy cardstock, scissors, paper punch (optional), lollipop sticks (can be found at craft supply stores like Michael’s) and tape
Once you’ve cut the strips, you can cut the toppers out by hand or the strips will also make it easy to use a paper punch. I have used a 2″ flourish punch, but there are many different shapes you can try; circle, scallop, square. I purchased my flourish and scallop punches at Amazon.com, the circle punch is easily found at Michael’s or Staples.
You can do many things to attach the lollipop stick to the cupcake topper. I’ve hot glued many times, but when in a time crunch noting beats scotch tape. To make the topper just a bit more finished you can take another topper to the backside, facing outwards so your guests will see double the cuteness!
Coordinating cupcake wrappers really make the difference and they are so easy to assemble. All of my party packages include them in this format. Just print on heavy cardstock and cut out using scissors (I’ve seen some customers use decorative edged scissors for a scalloped or zig zag look).
After cutting out, roll the paper and match up the edge to the dotted line and tape with your good old scotch tape! To keep a clean look be sure to place that portion of the wrapper at the back of the cupcake.
That’s it! You can go straight to my freebie section to download your copy of these free printables.