- 2 sheets of colored 8.5×11 cardstock
- 2 sheets of circle printouts
- 24 lollipop sticks
- Circle cutter
- Scrapbooking scissors
- Adhesive tape or glue
- Hot glue gun
Start by creating the cupcake topper designs in Microsoft Visio/Word or whatever application you prefer. My circles have a diameter of about 1 4/5 inches but I recommend making them smaller—less than 1 ½ inches.
Print out two color copies of your design and cut out each circle using a circle cutter. Tape or glue each circle to the colored cardstock. Using scrapbooking scissors, cut around each design in a circle. This step will be easier if you have a punch like this:
If you want to invest in one, check for 40% off coupons in the weekly ads from your local craft stores. I didn’t think I would use the punch again so I went with scrapbooking scissors I already owned.
Heat the hot glue gun and attach the back of each topper to a lollipop stick. Let cool.
Here are the finished cupcake toppers (I thought it looked better with fewer toppers than cupcakes):
This is an easy project that you can modify to your tastes (e.g. using different shapes, placing the stick between the design and cardstock, making smaller toppers on toothpicks). Enjoy!