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Monday, March 18, 2013

DIY: Paper Straw + Felt Bow Cupcake Topper

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!

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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.

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The long strip gets folded into two loops towards the center.  Place a dab of hot glue to secure.

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Next, pinch the middle together and add another dab of hot glue.

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For the medium sized strip, cut the ends like this…

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Place another dab of hot glue and combine these two pieces.

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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.

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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.  

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In addition to the cupcakes, I made white chocolate dipped strawberries for the shower (and tinted the chocolate pink).

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Other DIY projects from this shower:
Tissue Paper Tassel Garland
Stamped Kraft Paper Table Runner

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