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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Skull and Cross Bone Cupcake Toppers

When I made the prototype for these, I asked the Turnip Girl "What kind of design should I use for my blog?" I really expected an answer like peace symbols or maybe something Gallifreyan. Instead she surprised me by saying "SKULLS!" I said "Cute skulls?" and she said yes.
To make these, you print the circles on card stock and the fan strips on paper. Cut out and accordion fold the paper strips following the lines, overlap the ends and glue them together to make an accordion folded tube. Cut out the circles. I use my handy dandy 1 inch circle punch to cut out the circles, but scissors work fine as well. Gently flatten the tube into a circle and glue a toothpick into one of the folds. Then glue a circle to the back, oriented so the top of the skull is in the opposite direction of the toothpick. You can use something that's just a bit heavy to weigh it down so it dries flat. I used a bottle of hair beads. Then glue the second circle to the front.
2 sheets of fan strips and 1 sheet of circles makes 14 cupcake toppers with 2 circles to spare.
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  1. Sweet! I love cupcake toppers! I'm also picturing some cute little hairclips using ribbon and shrink plastic skulls...hmmm.

  2. Looks like it didn't like my AOL login and did this weird url thing instead of my siggie. Ugh...I hate it when blogs do that. :(

  3. Aww, those are cute! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.


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