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Glam Christmas Cupcake Toppers : A Season to Sparkle

Glam Christmas Cupcake Toppers : A Season to Sparkle

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Welcome to day 2 of the Season to Sparkle blog hop! This is where the good stuff comes in–the tutorials where you learn how to make all the neat stuff in the party. My donation was these glam little Christmas tree cupcake toppers. They’re cute, and they’re pretty easy to make.

And they love getting beauty shots done.

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There is so much flexibility in the design of these toppers, you can really do a million versions!

Materials to Make Glam Christmas Tree Cupcake Toppers

  • Cone template
  • Gold Glitter paper (thin wrapping paper will work best)
  • Black glitter paper (thick cardstock)
  • Gold wrapping paper
  • Tiny jingle bells
  • Tiny black beads
  • Bamboo skewers, cut in 6 inch pieces
  • Gold and black washi tape

 

make a cone

The basis of every single Christmas tree I made was the cone. Print the cone template to cardstock, and cut out the different sized cones. On the back side of your papers, trace the cones in all different sizes then cut them out.

To form a cone, roll the paper around to make a cone shape, working the paper a little bit so it remembers the cone shape when you let it go. Run a bead of glue (I used hot glue for speed) on one edge of the cone, then roll into the cone shape and secure.

 

Christmas-tree-cupcake-topper-tutorial-15Once you have all your cones made, you can assemble the trees. Put a dab of glue on the top of one of the skewers and place your cone on top. And you have a Christmas tree! Accent with a bead or a jingle bell.

Christmas-tree-cupcake-topper-tutorial-16To make the double tree, just slide the cone a very short way down the top of the skewer when you glue it in. Add a second smaller cone to the tip.

 

Christmas-tree-cupcake-topper-tutorial-17For the fringed trees, after you’ve made a double tree, just snip the bottoms of the trees in short strips all the way around the tree with your scissors. Gently curl the cut edges up with your fingers. This style works best with thin paper cones.

 

gold black treeExperiment with all the cones you cut out and put them in lots of different combinations! You can even layer them for a neat banded look.

 

Christmas tree cupcake topper tutorial-20To finish off the toppers, wrap the bamboo skewers in gold washi tape.

 

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You can see more tutorials in the links below!

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DIY Sequin Holiday Wreath | Cake Events Blog

 
Thanks for checking out my Glam Christmas Cupcake Toppers : A Season to Sparkle post. Check out the full collection of Christmas articles, and also find more Christmas gift, decor, and recipe ideas by Tauni Everett, Michelle Stewart, Randi Dukes, Ashton Swank, Mariah Leeson and Liz Call.
 
Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.

Sandra

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Alrighty, time to get my sparkle on!

Paula

Monday 24th of November 2014

They are quite shiny!! Perfect sparkle for any party