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Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY

The month of January’s flower is the carnation – sometimes considered lowly or commonplace. But how could all those lovely ruffles be common?! These pretty little carnation cupcake toppers are fast and easy to make. The secret to their ruffle-y tops? Use pinking shears.

Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: crepe paper streamers in pinks and green, scissors, pinking sheers, glue, toothpicks.

Step 1: Cut a 16” piece of pink streamer.
Step 2: Fold in half, fold again, and fold again a third time.
Step 3: Cut the top edge with pinking shears.
Step 4: Cut fringe into the streamer.
Step 5: Open the fringe so it is a double layer strip.
Step 6: Apply glue all along the uncut edge.
Step 7: Begin rolling the fringe around the tip of a toothpick. You may need to adjust the streamer to keep it straight every so often.
Step 8: Cut out two narrow green leaves, and attach with glue to the base of the flower.
Step 9: Gently ruffle the carnation with your flowers to fluff it out.

Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Carnation Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Michelle

    January 4, 2016

    Those are too cute to be true, well done!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  2. Bella B

    January 4, 2016

    Those are the cutest!! I love them

    http://xoxobella.com

  3. Elise

    January 4, 2016

    These are so sweet – the perfect thing to add a little pizzaz since my cupcake-icing skills are not so great. :)
    http://homegardenlove.com/

  4. Guðrún Vald.

    January 4, 2016

    Wow these are so cute and they actually seem pretty easy to make too! :) I’ve pinned them to my party board for future reference!

  5. Nina

    January 4, 2016

    Moah, they’re really really awesome :)

  6. Kelsey

    January 4, 2016

    I love these, not just for cupcake toppers but for a variety of crafts! Pinning this.

    http://www.kelseymarie.co

  7. Kristi

    January 4, 2016

    These are so cute!

    Kristi | Be Loverly

  8. Kari

    January 4, 2016

    This is adorable and totally doable!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  9. Terrell

    January 4, 2016

    I adore these…and any paper craft…but I’m making these up for sure! Keep the goodies coming! :)

  10. Annie Abbey

    January 5, 2016

    These are so sweet and pretty! I am loving the colors!
    xoxo Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

  11. Kelly

    January 5, 2016

    These are SO beautiful!! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to make these in the spring :)
    XO, Kelly
    http://www.dettecakes.com

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