DIY Kitty Cupcake Toppers for Less
I had the privilege of hosting a dear friend's daughter's birthday at Satsuma Kids Shop recently. The theme was kitties and we went for it! With lots of delightful kitty theme birthday supplies found on Etsy and party supply shops like our local Party City, I wanted to round out the mix with a handmade token of fun.
As the birthday theme featured sweet gray kitties, I wanted to find matching cupcake toppers to adorn our favorite cupcakes from our friends at Cafe Javasti in Seattle. I did some research and found that the only gray kitties ran $10 per dozen, which was more than I wanted to spend with the other decorations I had in store.
I turned to my craft supply bin and started pulling materials.
My small oval paper punch was the perfect kitty shape and would work well for puppies too! Next, I went to my scrap paper magazine holder. I use Ikea's FLUNS paper magazine holders for all of my paper and 9"x12" packaging supplies.
I found the back of an old notebook that was the perfect color gray. I also pulled a piece of pink and green card stock to use on the back of my gray kitty cupcake toppers. You can see that I found everything on hand without spending a dime. You can too! Find out how I made my DIY kitty cupcake toppers for less.
Here's what you need to make your own kitty cupcake toppers
- Gray card stock | My favorite paper store Impress Cards and Crafts in Seattle has the best selection of card stock for just $.49/sheet. If I didn't have supplies on hand, I would be set for $1.
- Coordinating pink, white or other color card stock for backing (optional)
- Oval paper punch in whatever size you like. I used a 1 5/8" punch bunch paper punch.
- Black ink pen - I use Sarasa pens in a .7 tip
- Colored pencils
- Glue stick or hot glue gun
- Narrow ribbon (optional)
- Tulle (optional)
Here's how to make your own kitty cupcake toppers
Start by punching out your kitty faces and back. Make as many as you need and then make some more! They are adorable and cute to send new ones home as party favors.
Now cut little ears from your gray card stock.
Draw your sweet kitty faces on the gray ovals. Use my examples as a guide, but be true to your kitty self and make them your own.
Now slather glue on the back of the kitty face and apply the ears carefully.
Place your toothpick or lollipop stick in the center of the kitty face and place the back onto the face.
Press the front and back pieces together to ensure that the glue is holding.
Add ribbon bows or tulle bows as desired.
That's it! Enjoy your kitty cupcake toppers. I know your little kitty will!