I am all about easy party decor! I love making birthdays and parties fun, but sometimes I don’t have a ton of time to decorate. So I love the idea of reusable party decor!
I think Dessert Toppers are the perfect example. They add such a fun look to a cake or pie – and you can reuse them for different events! I made up this Easy Celebrate Dessert Topper so I could use it with a cake or a pie (my family tend to go for pies for birthdays) and since it says Celebrate – it could work for birthdays or promotions or just good grades on Computer Science tests. :)
And believe me when I say this is EASY. I mean, it’s made of paper (mostly) and we all know that I am not so good with paper crafts. I managed to make it with a minimum of trials and just a couple of pieces of torn paper. Woohoo!
I love the 3-D look it has – the background is a glitter cardstock and I love the way the glitter shines through the letters.
So here’s what you’ll need:
- Cricut Explore™
- White cardstock
- Black glitter cardstock
- ribbon and rhinestone buckle
- lollipop sticks
- assorted papers for circle pennant
- foam 3D strips
- gold pen
- Cake or pie or other yummy deliciousness
In the Cricut Explore™ Design Center I created a background shape that was about 7 1/2″ wide. I created a second shape that was 7″ wide and added the word Celebrate to the second shape. Cut the two shapes out.
Create a little ribbon bow by looping ribbon through a rhinestone buckle. Glue in place on the top piece of cardstock, below the Celebrate.
Add in a few pretty gold polkadots with the gold paint pen.
Add the sticky 3D Foam Strips in several places on the back of the top piece. Make sure you have small pieces on any letter sections that could sink down (like the C in this font)
Stick the top piece to the bottom piece.
To make the circle pennant, cut out various sizes of circles in different coordinating papers. Glue these to a length of bakers twine. Make sure you leave enough twine on each end to tie the pennant in place.
Tie the pennant to the top of two lollipop sticks, trying out the angle and spacing you want. Once you have this in place, glue the paper piece onto the lollipop sticks, below the pennant.
Now add to your favorite dessert and you have an instant party!
What do you think? Have you used a dessert topper at one of your parties before?