Customize cupcakes in a pinch with this super easy DIY idea for quick monogram cupcake toppers. Use the finished toppers to create a message for the birthday girl or boy, or even as custom place settings for each party goer. Make a handful of these in under ten minutes (including drying time) just before your guests arrive, if you’re running short on time. Or make them in advance and poke them into cupcakes or a regular birthday cake in lieu of candles.
You will need: paper straws, scissors, hot glue gun (or regular craft glue), lollipop sticks
Directions: Cut paper straws to various lengths to form different letters of the alphabet. Then glue the pieces together using a hot glue gun (or regular craft glue, if you prefer). Once the glue is dry, insert a lollipop stick into the bottom of one of the straw holes, with a bead of glue to keep it in place. Let the glue dry. Finally, remove any straw glue strings, if applicable, and poke into the tops of a batch of cupcakes. Easy as that!
Concept, photography + styling by Brittni Mehlhoff.