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felt flower cupcake toppers

felt flower cupcake toppers

Once again, it’s time for my Sew Can Do blogging pal, Cheryl, and I to swap out some posts. This week we’re celebrating Spring. These felt flower cupcake toppers, to be featured at Sew Can Do tomorrow, are my attempt at dabbling a bit with fabric. Still no needle and thread, but a little closer to “sewing.” And Cheryl will visit here tomorrow with her own experiment in sugar, the cutest-ever Spring candies.

Ever since spotting these felt flowers based on this tutorial for paper flowers at Creature Comforts, I’ve been making felt flowers. I’m up to over a dozen sitting on my mantle. In honor of Spring, I turned a few into cupcake toppers.

how to make felt flower cupcake toppers

you will need:*

felt pieces in assorted colors
4-inch circle cookie cutter (optional)
pencil or fabric marker pen
fabric glue
green edible marker (optional)
wax paper (optional)
frosted cupcakes

*Find pieces of felt at the craft store, or, find higher quality felt at online shops such as Prairie Point Junction. You’ll also find the green edible marker at the craft store (use any brand, this is only to color the toothpicks). Find the fabric marker pen and glue at the craft store or a fabric store. I used 4-inch toothpicks, found at the supermarket. These are longer than standard, but you may also use the standard size.

what to do:
Use the green marker to color the toothpicks green, if desired. Set aside on wax paper to dry.

Cut out a 4-inch circle from a piece of felt. You may trace a 4-inch circle cookie cutter with light pencil strokes or the fabric marker pen if you like, or, just wing it. Precision isn’t necessary. For a larger topper, use a larger circle. Draw a spiral on the felt circle with the pencil or fabric pen and cut along the line with scissors.

Roll up the spiral starting from the outside and roll all the way to the center. Use fabric glue to secure the end. The end will sort of cup the bottom of the flower.

When dry, insert the toothpick into the flower. I didn’t insert the toothpick through the felt. Rather, I inserted between the rolls. You may want to dab a bit of fabric glue on the tip of the toothpick. Insert into a cupcake.

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  1. Lairy
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    absolutely gorgeous! Love the idea & particularly love that it's so simple! :-) x

  2. piccoLINA
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Great! I'll do it!

  3. Haniela
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I love this. I tried using paper but it didn't work as I'd like. I think it's time to try your version.
    Thank you for sharing.♥

  4. Wonder Mom
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Eek! These would be great at my daughter's birthday tea party coming up! Thank you for the inspiration…

  5. mnemonique
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    sooo sweet, would be difficult not to try eat these flowers!!!

  6. Pink Little Cake
    Posted April 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Super cute and very easy to make,great idea.

  7. CraftCrave
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [28 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    I just love these! Thanks for another great idea!

  9. Sue
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    I love your felt roses, Meaghan. They look so pretty. I'll have to give them a go.

  10. J+S
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this idea. You are definitely putting a smile on my face this morning!

  11. Alohalani
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    did you know that you can dye the toothpicks? saw a pin on pinterest that does that with just food coloring and water. that would eliminate coloring with a pen. just thought i’d share. thank you!

  12. meaghanmountford
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Thank you Alohalani! Yep, I usually “paint” my sticks with food coloring… food coloring has such magical powers!! :)

  13. Alohalani
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    It is amazing! Thank you for this tutorial…intend on making these for a gender reveal party next weekend. Fun and cute for spring.

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