We are huge cupcake fans around here. HUGE. And the only thing we love more than a cupcake is a cupcake with a pretty topper. These DIY Rosette Cupcake Toppers are super easy to make with just a few crafty supplies and are perfect for birthdays, holidays or just because.
A few months back I attended a conference and met the folks at Sizzix. I watched a few demos and just fell in love. I knew I could do so much with a Sizzix machine … like make these guys. Have you ever tried making a ton of rosettes by hand? Not fun. Well folks, this is fun AND saves you a ton of time.
Aren’t they pretty? I love how easy they are to make and how you can use any kind of paper to match themes and holidays. I’m itching to make some for my son using comic book pages. So many possibilities!
Ready to get started? And, am I the only one craving a cupcake here?
You need a few supplies
- A Sizzix machine that accommodates a 12″ Decorative Strip die (I used my Big Shot AKA the best thing ever!)
- Sizzix Sizzlits Paper Rosette Decorative Strip Die
- 13″ Decorative Strip Cutting Pads
- Scrapbook paper
- Hot glue gun or other strong adhesive
- Lollipop sticks
Place the whole thing on your platform and run it through in one pass.
See? It’s doing its thing! Wait for it …
See how the die is cutting through the paper and scoring it?
Once you’ve run the die through, your paper will come out like this. Just pop out that center circle and your scalloped strip.
Take that strip of paper and fold it back and forth accordion style. Those perforations are genius. So much easier than doing it all by hand.
When you are done, seal the ends together with a strong adhesive so it forms a cylinder. I used a thin strip of hot glue. Seemed to work best. And, I kinda have this crazy addiction to hot glue.
Now for the tricky part: on a flat surface, gather the flat end of the cylinder (not the scalloped edge) and push down to form the center of your rosette. Holding it tight (it will try to hop back into a cylinder), put a small dab of hot glue in the middle and attach your center. Hold that baby down for a few seconds while it sets.
Next, flip it over and add a dab of hot glue to the back and attach your lollipop stick. You can find lollipop sticks in the Wilton baking section of Walmart stores, and at hobby stores like Michaels. I prefer the look of the wood lollipop sticks, which I buy from a local cake supply store.
That’s all it takes to make a pretty DIY Rosette Cupcake Topper! BTW, if you ever need a child to stay perfectly still for a while, ask them to hold a cupcake.