Before this swap I'd never heard of a cupcake topper. The swap included a link to some instructions and it looked simple so I thought I'd sign up.
I was not expecting to enjoy making these so much - I could have made so many more (unfortunately I was going away for the weekend and didn't want to miss the deadline).
I sent my partner a quick note to see if she had any parties coming up so that I could fit in with any themes she had in mind, and she mentioned that it was her son's first birthday next February. I didn't want to send her something she couldn't use for six months, so I set about making these cute elephant ones. They were very simple as the elephants were pre-cut and sticky, so I just added the stick and then used foam pens to make them all slightly different. I found on the internet that it's Elephant Appreciation Day on September 22nd so I suggested she threw a themed party to celebrate!
I then set about making the ones for her sons birthday - I cut the circles out by hand as I didn't have a circle punch (something I definitely think I should invest in as it would give a much better finish).
And because I didn't want to stop making them, I also made some purple butterfly ones.
The swap called for flat ones, but my elephant toppers were made out of foam, so I was worried about sending them in an envelope. I found some polystyrene upstairs (from some flat pack furniture we recently bought) and had a brainwave!
So my well packed toppers are now on their way to Canada and I can't wait to receive mine!