While shopping for my graduation party, my mother was adamant about having little 3D graduation caps to put on top of my cupcakes. However, none of the stores seemed to have them. They only had little 2D ones on toothpicks that were something crazy like 6 for $4. No thanks. So we decided to make our own, and here's how!
I give credit to my mother for coming up with the pattern and credit to myself for dedicating 5 hours to putting together 75 of them!!
To make them you need:
The pattern for the caps can be seen below. You can change the colors of match your school colors, or make them whatever colors you like!
Cut as many squares and bases as you need.
Tie knots on the trim and fringe the ends so they look like tassels.
Punch a hole into the center of the squares and stick the tassel in.
Next, take the base piece and start bending it into a circular form.
Put a dot of hot glue on one outside end of the base piece. Fold the other side over and hold for a few seconds until the glue sets. Fold the top flap over.
Put hot glue all over the top! I used a lot to make sure it wouldn't come apart!
Attach the top with the tassel so that the knot of the tassel rests in the glue on the flap (this was important to me because the knot on the tassel wasn't quite big enough to keep it from falling out).
Flip it over and you have a cute little cupcake topper! :)
Repeat as many times as necessary until you have the amount you need. Here are mine:
Also, be very careful when using hot glue, even if you're an adult. I accidently picked up a cap where I had just put down hot glue. I screamed and shook my hand, which caused it to fly off and stick to my arm instead! Oww!!!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!