DIY Fabric Flower Cupcake Topper

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Photo courtesy of Sprout Photography

Charley's monkey party was a huge success and I can't wait to share the pictures with you next week. I've got some really exciting things coming up for Paiges of Style. When I was mapping out the dessert table for Charley's party, I wanted something original and handmade to adorn the cupcakes. I was inspired by this fabric flower garland over on Once Wed but made a couple of tweaks to turn it into a cupcake topper.  I think these might just be the newest trend in cupcake toppers. Get your glue gun out and get your craft on, these are so fun and easy to make.


Step One- Gather your supplies. You will need fabric, scissors, a pen or pencil, needle, thread, glue gun, a circle to trace and a lollipop stick or wooden coffee stir stick.

Step Two- Trace your circles. I used a circle that was 2.5 inches diameter to trace mine. You need 16 total per cupcake topper but you only use 8 at a time.

Step Three- Cut out your circles making sure to cut off all pen marks.

Step Four- Fold your first circle in half.


Step Five- Fold in half again. Using your threaded needle, stitch the needle into the corner of your folded circle.

Step Six- Repeat with remaining 7 circles so that there are a total of 8 folded circles threaded onto your needle.

Step Seven- Pull your thread all the way through so the knotted end of the thread is tight against your bottom circle.

Step Eight- Take your needle back through the first folded circle like pictured above to complete the flower.


Step Nine- Pull your thread as tight you can and watch your flower come to life. Tie a couple of knots to secure the flower in place. The back of the flower is pictured in this step.

Step Ten- Admire your cute little flower. Then repeat steps 1 through 9 so you have two of these.

Step Eleven- You should have two flowers by now. Use hot glue and sandwich the stir stick or lollipop stick in between the flat sides of each flower.

Photo courtesy of Sprout Photography

Photo courtesy of Sprout Photography

If you plan to make these with patterned fabric, the instructions are slightly different. For each half flower, cut out 10 circles. You should have 20 circles total per cupcake topper using patterned fabric. Pair up two circles with the wrong sides facing each other (so the pattern shows on both the top and bottom of the pair of circles) and then fold in half and in half again. Doing this step ensures that you have the right side of the fabric showing as much as possible. Thread onto needle as pictured in step five above.  Continue the pairing of wrong sides together and threading onto needle until you have all 5 pairs on the needle and continue steps 6-11 until you have a completed flower cupcake topper.  Repeat all of the same steps so you have two half flowers and glue a stick between the two halves. 

28 comments:

Julie said...

So cute! I love this!

Katie said...

Love this! Will you stop posting great things... I'm overwhelmed with all the options you have to use for the upcoming shower!!!

Kathleen at Twig and Thistle said...

Ok seriously??!! Too cute! Can NOT wait to see the rest of the images!

Courtney - Pizzazzerie.com said...

Absolutely DARLING!

brit.brat said...

thanks for sharing the how to!!! and...love the manicure.
:D

martine said...

Lovely idea, perhaps needs quite a bit time to make. Yours look perfectly aligned. Look forward to seeing more of what you do.

Martine
www.candyenscene.com

MollyMarler said...

WOW! Love these! This party is quite honestly the cutest thing I've seen in forever! Thanks so much for sharing; I totally agree, these are definitely a fabulous NEW idea for toppers! Thank you!

Tara said...

will definitely try these for the next baby shower I host!

fritzfuchsia said...

So cute! so new! awesome

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

I am going to keep this in mind for a party - they are so cute! Thanks for the step by step!

Becky Lee Burk said...

LOVE! I have oodles of left over fabric and I think I just found out what to do with it! I'm going to be stock piling fabric flowers "just in case". :)

Simply Chic Parties said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I hope it's ok, I featured you over on my blog Simply Chic Parties (www.simply-chic-parties.com)
I can't wait to try this out! Thanks!

Véronique So Lovely Moments said...

I just discover your blog and I love this idea! If you're OK, I feature it over my french blog (www.so-lovely-moments.blogspot.com). Thanks!

Christina @ Cookies are my Canvas said...

Oh, how very cute....and different!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Now off to look at your beautiful blog!

Kristen said...

Thanks so much for sharing - these are great! They'd look awesome on a cake as well :)

Anonymous said...

These are adorable! I made one but the fabric is fraying at the ends. What do you suggest to prevent this from happening?

Paiges of Style said...

Hmmm, I haven't faced this problem yet as mine haven't frayed. You could either cut them out with pinking shears in the future or head to your fabric store for some spray that stops fraying. Good luck!

Naz (Make It, Bake It, Create It) said...

Hi! I have to say your monkey party was just FABULOUS!! Thank you for sharing!! Also- thanks for the tutorial on the fabric toppers! I totally made them (as ornaments) for a centerpiece for a dessert table! (I made sure to let people know where I got the idea and sent them to your DIY post! :-) Thanks, again!

http://makeitbakeitcreateit.blogspot.com/2011/04/party-stella-dot.html

{Shaped by Grace} said...

This is adorable!! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait for an excuse to make one of these!! :o)

Amanda Sevall said...

I've always wondered how to make those - now I don't have to anymore, thanks!! :)

Kirsty said...

Hi there. How thick should the fabric be? Definitely making these!

Sweet Scarlet said...

Hi Paige. I love your new blog design - beautiful!

JoyHey said...

So sweet and pretty! Thanks for the inspiration. Blogged here: http://blog.joyhey.com/2012/01/12/inspiration-diy-cupcake-toppers/

Marie said...

Those are so cute and pretty!

Kath said...

Excellent idea !

Thank You

Jennifer Larson said...

How adorable are these??? Thanks so much for sharing!!

Lea said...

Really great,
I will try it asap :D

Léa said...

Really Great ! I will try it asap :D