Easy Cupcake Toppers

A few weeks ago, I had a baby shower for my good friend Brea. I wanted a quick and different way to decorate the party cupcakes, so went through my ‘scrap box’ and ended up using remnant ribbon and washi tape:

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I simply tied knots of ribbon and folded washi tape in half around toothpicks, the result being easy and festive.

The cupcakes looked so great grouped together, and the toppers worked out to be considerably less expensive than store-bought versions! Do you have any thrifty tips for party planning? We’d love to hear!

3 Responses to “Easy Cupcake Toppers”

  1. Melissa Says:

    I love this idea!!

    My thrify party planning idea..for a baby shower, take baby onesies (garage sale, or new/on sale as a gift for the new momma) and hang them on clothesline with clothespins for an adorable banner! Much better than buying paper banners from the party store and tossing them after the shower.

  2. Sarah Says:


    Thanks for sharing! That’s a really adorable idea, and so green and useful! We’ll give it ago since we’ll be hosting a shower soon. Thanks for sharing :)

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