I wanted to make some DIY cupcake toppers for the baby shower I co-hosted. I was brainstorming what I should make and asked my hubby what was girly and sweet, without being to “themey”. He immediately said “a bow”. I searched online and found tons of tutorials on how to make bows out of felt, which I already had on hand. After making the bows, I simply hot glued them to the back of a decorative paper straw (cut in half). Instant, homemade cupcake topper!
You will first need to cut your felt into three different sized strips. I can’t remember the exact measurements I used (it was late and I eyeballing), but you get the idea that there is a large, medium, and smaller size. The smallest strip will be the color you want in the center of the bow.
The long strip gets folded into two loops towards the center. Place a dab of hot glue to secure.
Next, pinch the middle together and add another dab of hot glue.
For the medium sized strip, cut the ends like this…
Place another dab of hot glue and combine these two pieces.
Next, take the smallest strip and wrap around the center (again, securing with hot glue). Cut your paper straw in half and attach bow with more hot glue.
Once all the strips were cut, they really didn’t take long to assemble (I made 12). I already had the straws and felt on hand, so these didn’t cost me anything to make. In keeping with the gold and pink theme, I baked the cupcakes in gold cupcake liners I found at Hobby Lobby.
In addition to the cupcakes, I made white chocolate dipped strawberries for the shower (and tinted the chocolate pink).