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)
Star Template

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

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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