Penny's Passion: Harry Potter Birthday Girl

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Harry Potter Birthday Girl

Monday was my wonderful daughter-in-law's birthday.  Kayla turned 23 and her celebration included having a Harry Potter movie marathon over the weekend.  I wanted to uphold the Harry Potter theme on her cupcakes, so I purchased a downloadable file from Bonnie Le Page's Etsy shop.  In a matter of mere minutes, we had this creation.

Cupcakes toppers add so much charm to the otherwise plain cupcake.  This particular downloadable file includes 3 designs to use as cupcake toppers or as party tags and costs $4.50.  Each design measures 2.25 inches by 2.25 inches and is perfect to cut with a 2 inch paper punch.  There are literally a bazillion downloadable options on Etsy. You can search for downloadable cupcake toppers and find exactly what you need to make your celebration cupcakes wonderful.

Here's the step by step:
Print on card stock and cut the design with a 2 inch paper punch.

I use spray glue to spray the backs of the cut design.  To stop the over-spray, put your design in a cardboard box.  One thing to keep in mind if you are using the spray glue -- you need to wait 1 minute (a whole 60 seconds) before you attached the glue sprayed object to anything.  While you're waiting, this is the perfect time to cut your black circles for the back of the topper.

After your 60 second wait, attach the sprayed design to a bamboo fork.  Place the black circle on the other side.  Press together so the two pieces of paper stick together with your bamboo fork in the middle.

There you have it -- everything you need to know about making quick and easy cupcake toppers.

Oh, and by the way, I heard a great quote from one of the Harry Potter movies by Dumbledore:

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light." 

Happy birthday, Kayla!!  Hope you have a fantastic year and I'm excited to see what comes your way.

Linking up with Emily, Mandy, and Leslie for more crafting fun.  Also linking to Amanda at Serenity Now.

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