Our friend's daughter turned three over the weekend and she had a rainbow themed birthday party. Because my friend knows I love making rainbow baked goods, I got tapped to make the cake and some cupcakes. I was pretty excited about it and decided to make some fun cupcake toppers (I got to use my glue gun!). I'd never made them or used them before, but now I'm totally in love with them, and am obsessed with all wonderful things I am going to top my cupcakes with. Seriously, any excuse to use my glue gun!

I have a lot of scrapbooking supplies, so this craft was pretty easy to create.

First I punched some 1 1/2" stars using card stock in rainbow colours (red, yellow, green, blue). Then I punched some 1 1/4" stars in white card stock. I free hand wrote the number 3 (the birthday girl's age), in coordinating colours on the white stars.

Next I used a glue stick to stick all the numbered stars to the colourful stars.

Using regular toothpicks, I used my glue gun (so fun!) to adhere the stars to the toothpicks.

These were simple and fun to make and were a festive addition to the cupcakes.

Posted by Jen B On Monday, December 15, 2014 4 comments


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    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to make them again. :)

  2. Both cupcake pictures are great, but the first one is really really well taken. Good on ya.

    1. Thanks for saying so. I only have a point and shoot camera that picks up way too much yellow, so I have been (mostly) doing a few extra steps to get the photos right. Been taking my fluorescent lamp into the kitchen with me and using backdrops. It does wonders for the photos.


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