Celebrate Cupcake Picks

Jul 3, 2011

Celebrate Cupcake Pick

Here is a project even the kids could help you cre­ate. Bak­ing, icing and dec­o­rat­ing cup­cakes is always fun no mat­ter the age. I think a few dozen cup­cakes accent­ed with this cup­cake top­per and dis­played on a table would be adorable. You know your guests will love snag­ging these treats. You could even type or print dif­fer­ent words describ­ing your July 4th cel­e­bra­tion. Below is a list of words I com­piled that cer­tain­ly describes this very impor­tant hol­i­day.

Britain, Colonies, Jef­fer­son, Dec­la­ra­tion, Inde­pen­dence, Fourth, July, Philadel­phia, Free­dom, Nation, Thir­teen, Han­cock, Con­ti­nen­tal, Con­gress, Red, White, Blue, Stars, Stripes, Anthem, Flag, Lib­er­ty, Bet­sy Ross, Amer­i­ca, Unit­ed, States, Hon­or, Mem­o­ry, Con­sti­tu­tion, Loy­al­ty, Memo­r­i­al, Franklin

Sup­plies Need­ed:
Pat­terned Paper: Melis­sa Frances (Caleb, Daniel)
White Card­stock
Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)
Self Adhe­sive Pearls: Melis­sa Frances (White)
Tooth­picks
Star Tem­plate

Tools Need­ed:
Paper Trim­mer
Martha Stew­art Seal Punch
Scor-Pal or bone fold­er
Adhe­sive (strong liq­uid glue)
Hot Glue Gun

Instruc­tions:
1. Using a paper trim­mer cut a strip of Melis­sa Frances Caleb pat­terned paper to .75″ x 12″
2. Scor the entire .75″ x 12″ strip at every ½ inch. If you have a Scor-Pal this makes the process much eas­i­er.
3. Fold the scored strip so it looks like an accor­dion
4. Using a strong liq­uid glue, glue the ends of your .75″ x 12″ strip togeth­er

Accordion Paper Rosette

5. Using a Hot Glue Gun add a small amount of hot glue to the front and back cen­ter of your paper rosette.
6. Using a Martha Stew­art Seal Punch, punch a seal out of Melis­sa Frances Daniel pat­terned paper. Attach a Self Adhe­sive Pearl to the front cen­ter of your Seal

Punched Seal accented with a Self Adhesive Pearl

7. Using a small amount of strong liq­uid glue attach the seal to the cen­ter of your paper rosette

Altered Accordion Paper Rosette

8. Using a small amount of strong liq­uid glue attach a tooth­pick to the back of your paper rosette in one of the peaks of the accor­dion folds.

Attach toothpick to back of Accordion Paper Rosette

9. Cre­ate a mini ban­ner by typ­ing or print­ing your sen­ti­ment onto white card­stock, ink edges using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown), adhere to tooth­pick.

Celebrate Mini Banner

10. Place  “Cel­e­brate” cup­cake pick into your cup­cake

Finished Celebrate Cupcake Pick

Wish­ing you all a Hap­py July 4th!

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