Strawberry & Cream Cupcake Birthday Crown
A sweet paper crown for a little girl’s 1st Year Birthday. Easy and fun to make! Cupcakes have such a childish and fun feeling that makes them the ideal addition to any party. I decided to “make” my own hand coloured papers using Gelatos and Art GRIP© Color Pencils to achieve this feeling.
- Print and trace the “Strawberry & Cream Cupcake Birthday Crown” template on a sheet of Sketch paper. You will have two paper parts: the cupcake frosting and base of the crown.
- Using your craft scissors cut them out.
- Color and cover the cupcake frosting with the Gelatos Bubble Gum. Apply a second coat if necessary.
- With a wet craft brush slightly coat it to add some volume to the cupcake frosting. Let dry.
- Using the Yellow Art GRIP© Color Pencils colour the base of the crown. Apply another coat if necessary.
- Brush and seal the base of your paper crown and cupcake frosting with a thin coat Mod Podge. Let dry.
- Make two holes for your ribbon ties on the ends of your paper crown bottom using a paper punch.
- Using a ruler draw and trace two size paper mini-bunting pieces.
- Colour the biggest one using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Light Blue. Then colour the smallest one using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Pink Madder.
10. Add definition to the edges of your paper mini-bunting pieces using Art GRIP© Color Pencils in Black.
11. Repeat previous step on the edges of the crown base and cupcake frosting.
12. Cut up all bunting flags using your craft scissors.
13. Decide where you want to place your paper mini-bunting.
14. Measure and cut two pieces of baker’s twine.
15. Tie a double knot on each end.
16. Attach them to the paper crown base using a few Micro Glue Dots®.
17. Attach your paper mini-bunting flags to the baker’s twine using Micro Glue Dots® on the back of each one.
18. Measure and cut a piece of self-adhesive ribbon to decorate the bottom of your paper crown.
19. Attach it using a few Micro Glue Dots®.
20. Remove the bottom of your white cupcake liners using your craft scissors.
21. Cut your white cupcake liners pleated section open using your craft scissors.
22. Measure the width of your cupcake bottom. Measure and match two cupcake liners pleated sections. Make one slightly shorter.
23. Cut it using your craft scissors.
24. Decorate your cupcake liners pleats using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Light Blue & Pink Madder.
25. Add colour on every other pleat. Let it dry.
26. Attach the bigger cupcake liner pleat to the bottom section of the cupcake frosting and then attach the smaller one right on top using a few Micro Glue Dots®.
27. Cut two pieces of ribbon to make ties for your paper crown and pass them through the holes at the ends.
Tie your new “Strawberry & Cream Cupcake Birthday Crown”.
IDEA: great for table decorations, party favors, etc.
Gabriela Delworth is Product Designer & Instructor with over ten years of experience in the creative industry. She designs and develops high-end products for leading arts & crafts manufacturers and publications. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Living in one of the most multicultural cities in the world she finds inspiration in every corner.
Gabriela blogs at: gabrieladelworthdesigns.blogspot.com where she shares a variety of tutorials, news from her studio and information about her workshops.
Sketch paper sheets
White cupcake liners
Baker’s twine: pink and white
Art GRIP© Color Pencils: Light Blue, Yellow & Black
Color Gelatos: Bubble Gum
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen: Light Blue & Pink Madder
Micro Glue Dots®
Gabriela Delworth is a Craft & Product Designer with over six years of experience designing for leading arts and crafts manufacturers. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She also writes instructional articles accompanied by tutorials and photography for publications in print/online.