Hey there. Erin here with something a little different from my usual posts.
My kids and I were missing fall this week – we do not have fall here in the tropics of Asia – and we decided to celebrate with a little fall party.
When I was opening the All Year Round October Kit I noticed that there was a fun little double leaf element. I immediately decided to use it as a cupcake topper for our party.
Cupcake toppers are one of the easiest hybrid projects to make. They don’t require any special equipment (though if you have a cutting machine – which I do not – that makes it even easier) are easy to assemble, and if you mess up, no one really notices because they are too busy eating the yummy cupcake that came with it. Seriously though, cupcake toppers are a really easy way to liven up any party, and with digi scrapbooking supplies the possibilities are endless.
I started by pulling the element I wanted into a PS document and resizing it to be proportional with the cupcakes I was baking. Then I duplicated it enough to fill the page. My kids wanted some pumpkin toppers to go with my leaf, so we made a page of pumpkins as well.
When we had the page the way we wanted it, we printed it out on regular printer paper. You could also use cardstock or a coated paper if you want to get a little more life out of your toppers.
With a pair of craft scissors I fussy-cut the shapes out and then used a glue stick to adhere them to some toothpicks. (Craft stores often have special picks with a flat top for making your own cupcake toppers if you want to go fancy.)
You definitely want to go for easy shapes if you are hand cutting your toppers. The leaves took me a little bit of time but finally they were all ready to go on our fall cupcakes!
Notice for the leaves, I only adhered the part closest to the toothpick. The rest I left free to flutter, it reminded me of real leaves. The pumpkins I adhered completely back to back so they are gorgeous from all angles.
So there you have it, Easy Fall Cupcake Toppers and one Happy Fall Party!