DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Once August hits, I always (always) start getting super stoked for Halloween. The holiday is a big deal for us crafty folk… even when it comes to the food. So, aside from planning costumes for actual humans, I couldn’t help but whip up these adorable witchy Halloween cupcake toppers for the upcoming holiday. Here’s how to make them!

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Supplies:

  • Black card stock
  • Embroidery hoop (6-8 inches wide)
  • Circular object (cap or roll of tape)*
  • Hemp cord
  • Scissors
  • Pen (a light-colored gel pen will be more likely to show up on the black paper)
  • Toothpicks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sequin trim or ribbon

* For reference, I used a cap from a bottle of sprinkles.

DIY Witch Broom Topper: 

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

1. Wrap the hemp around your fingers (minus the thumb) 15-20 times. The more you wrap, the thicker the broom will be.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

2. Carefully remove the hemp from your fingers.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

3.  Chop one side to “open” up the bunch.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

4. Place a toothpick into the bunch of hemp, sharp side facing in.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

5. Use a separate strand of hemp to tie the bunch to the toothpick. Cut away the excess.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

6. Cut across the top of the bunch of hemp to reveal the broom shape.

DIY Witch Hat Topper:

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

1. Trace the embroidery hoop along the inside.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

2. Cut out the circle. Cut into four equal “pizza slices”.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

3. Hot the glue two straight sides together, like a party hat. You’ll only need a few dots of glue.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

4. Trace the circular object on a scrap piece of paper.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

5. Cut out.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

6. Gently fold in half and make a tiny slit in the center.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

7. Insert the toothpick through the paper circle and add a dot of hot glue to keep in place. Glue the paper cone on top of the circle. Conceal any exposed glue with a strip of sequin trim or ribbon.

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Stick ’em in your cupcakes and you’re ready to partay.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Those little brooms KILL ME.

DIY: Witchy Halloween Cupcake Toppers

If you have a specific theme going on, feel free to embellish the hats and brooms to your heart’s content. For example, a Harry Potter celebration would call for striped ribbon in house colors. Throwing a Victorian Halloween bash? Bring in strands of lace trim.

Granted, I’m deathly allergic to New York autumns (thanks, ragweed)… but I adore the season along with the rest of the Internet. I just feel 1000 times more comfortable in moderately chilly weather surrounded by skulls and dark color palettes. And I know I’m not the only one.

What Halloween proejcts are you planning this year? Who else is excited?!

xx K