DIY Cupcake Décor for Brides on a Budget

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wedding season is here—and I’m so happy that the DIY 100% handmade scene has been spreading rapidly these past years within the nuptial world because that means I get to share my DIY projects with you all! Brides today not only want a beautiful and unforgettable wedding, they also strive to have the most unique handmade items that can’t be bought anywhere in stores. Handmade favors and décor are now signature stamps of individuality at weddings—and that makes them even more exciting to attend.
DIY favors and party décor are not only 100% OOAK—they’re also relatively cheap to make! And not spending excessive amounts of money in the favors and décor department can help if you’re on a budget. So, today I wanted to share a simple yet stunningly beautiful cupcake topper that is sure to make guests’ huddle around your desert table.
Let’s get started!
1. Your choice of glitter paper (There is an ultra wide variety of glitter paper at most Joann’s craft centers)
2. A heart shaped craft punch (Can also be found at your local craft store or online)
3. Toothpicks
4. Glue (I prefer to use Tacky glue when paper crafting—it dries fast and clear)

Step 1: Punch your hearts out (LOL, that sounds funny)

Step 2: Place some glue in the middle of your heart and add a toothpick. Once you’ve applied to glue and picks to the amount of hearts needed let them dry for about 20-30 minutes.
Step 3: Apply the glue to another heart and just match it to the back side of the heart covering the toothpick.

Wow! That was easy. Once they’ve dried they’ll be ready to insert into your cupcakes like so…

So cute right?! Doesn’t the glitter leave you mesmerized? LOL. Well I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini tutorial and hopefully this DIY project will spark more ideas in your creative mind!


  1. This is sooooooo cool! I can't even tell you how much I love glitter paper. What a great idea! You are a crafty genuis! :)

    1. Thanks Ali! I love glitter paper so much too! I have tons of it but I finally figured out something nice to do with it :-D

  2. So cute!! Your cupcakes look yummy!

  3. Really adorable. I love how the glitter paper looks as a topper. Great idea.

  4. That is clever and so sweet!

    I found your blog through the Blogging Buddies Team, and I'm so happy I did.. I've spent my morning coffee time looking at your posts :D

    This was my favorite!

    xoxo, Freedom @Whimsical Road

  5. Awesome! & welcome to my blog. I'm glad you like it :-D Those post made my day.

  6. I love those!


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