Finally a new DIY project to really get back into the swing of things! Last week I told you about the cupcake booth design I’m working on for our town’s Fall Festival this month. Well as you all know, cupcakes just look naked without toppers, right? I wanted to come up with a topper idea that was easy to replicate, cost effective, and also something that would utilize all the scrap fabric piling up from all the other booth props. With the theme of the booth being Heirloom County Fair, I came up with these little darlings…
County Fair Ribbon Cupcake Toppers
What you will need for 6 toppers:
Scrap Fabric (6 pieces roughly 3″ by 3″ square, depending on the size buttons you use).
One 6 piece Cover Button Kit, size 3/4″ or larger, which you can get at just about any craft or sewing shop.
Ribbon, cut 12 pieces to 3″ in length, to be trimmed after.
Hot glue gun
Take your scrap fabric and place centered inside the female part of the button maker (the white piece), patterned side down. Place the smooth button half down on the fabric like so:
Now fold the excess fabric into the dip in the button (you can feel free to trim if there’s too much fabric), and place your cut ribbon on top so they stick out at angles. Now cover with the back of the button, and place the remaining part of the button kit (the blue piece) on top and press down until they all click!
All you need to do next is add a little dab of hot glue to the ring on the back of the finished button and place your toothpick in just enough to hold it in place, and then trim your ribbons at an angle so they look like little prize ribbons.
All done! Now for a delicious cupcake recipe so we can put these little guys to work…maybe next week?