Hi Friends, happy Saturday!! With my daughter’s birthday just around the corner I’ve been one busy mommy trying to put all the finishing touches on the fun details of her party. I decided to go with a Pinwheel theme this year and I’m using fun colors like aqua, pink, yellow and tangerine. It’s going to be so cute when it’s all done. Every year I usually bake cupcakes and go all out with the fancy pipped frosting, fondant and sprinkles, but this year I wanted to go a more simpler route: Pinwheel cupcake toppers. So fun!!! They are seriously so fun and easy to make. Here’s a step by step guide, with lots of pictures for you to use as a guide.
~ Card Stock Scrapbooking Paper
~ Bamboo Fork Toothpicks
~ Cutting Mat/rotary cutter/ruler or a paper cutter
– Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Cut 3 inch by 3 inch squares with either a cutting mat and rotary cutter or a paper cutter. Since I’m using 3 colors for the pinwheels I made sure to cut an even number of each.
Step 2: Fold your paper square in half from corner to corner on the diagonal.
Step 3: Refold the paper square in half, on the diagonal, the other direction. Tip: When you look at your square there should be 2 creases in the paper. See below picture.
Step 4: Grab your scissors and make a small cut from each corner towards the center. Leave 1/4 of an inch from the center uncut.
Step 5: Fold up every other corner. Make sure you fold the corners up so that the part of the paper that you want to show will show. I made the mistake of doing that wrong the first try. Good thing I realized it before I started gluing.
Step: 6: This is the point where you will need your Elmer’s X-TREME Glue, rhinestones, and toothpicks. #xtremeschoolglue
Step 7: Put the Elmer’s X-TREME glue on the first corner you folded up and glue it to the center of the square. Make sure that the side of the scrapbook paper you want to show can be seen once you’ve glued the corners down.
Step 8: Continue to do this for the other 3 corners that you folded up. Tip: Make sure to hold the the paper and the glue together so that it can dry. It does take a little while to dry completely.
Step 9: Then use the Elmer’s X-TREME Glue to glue down the rhinestone, button, or decorative centerpiece you want to use.
Step 10: Use the X-TREME Glue to glue the toothpick to the back of the pinwheel. #GlueNGlitter Voila, you’re done!!
One down, now to finish the rest.
Here are all 24 pinwheel cupcake toppers finished. Come back and visit to see how it all looked at the party.
*Disclaimer: I really enjoyed working with the Elmer’s X-TREME glue, but I did end up having to use a small dot of hot glue to hold the four corners of the pinwheel to the center of the paper.
I really excited about the way they turned out and Miss K loved them!! Her party is in two weeks so I hope you’ll keep checking back so you can see pictures of how they looked in the cupcakes. I had so much fun doing them.