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!
- Black card stock
- Embroidery hoop (6-8 inches wide)
- Circular object (cap or roll of tape)*
- Hemp cord
- Pen (a light-colored gel pen will be more likely to show up on the black paper)
- Hot glue gun
- Sequin trim or ribbon
* For reference, I used a cap from a bottle of sprinkles.
DIY Witch Broom Topper:
1. Wrap the hemp around your fingers (minus the thumb) 15-20 times. The more you wrap, the thicker the broom will be.
2. Carefully remove the hemp from your fingers.
3. Chop one side to “open” up the bunch.
4. Place a toothpick into the bunch of hemp, sharp side facing in.
5. Use a separate strand of hemp to tie the bunch to the toothpick. Cut away the excess.
6. Cut across the top of the bunch of hemp to reveal the broom shape.
DIY Witch Hat Topper:
1. Trace the embroidery hoop along the inside.
2. Cut out the circle. Cut into four equal “pizza slices”.
3. Hot the glue two straight sides together, like a party hat. You’ll only need a few dots of glue.
4. Trace the circular object on a scrap piece of paper.
5. Cut out.
6. Gently fold in half and make a tiny slit in the center.
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.
Stick ’em in your cupcakes and you’re ready to partay.
Those little brooms KILL ME.
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?!