Sunday, 2 February 2014

Quick and Simple Valentine Cupcake Toppers

In the run up to Halloween last year I wrote a tutorial showing how to make some cupcake toppers for the occasion which proved to be the most viewed post of the year. So with another holiday coming up I thought it would be good to use the same method with different shapes (unless of course bats and mummies are romantic for you!).

Here then are some quick and simple Valentine's Day cupcake toppers. They're fun to play around with trying different colours and patterns too; try using old books or music sheets of your loved one's favourites.

Valentine Cupcake Toppers

Valentine cupcake topper tutorials by Pink Flamingo Handcrafting


You will need:

  • various papers
  • glue (I prefer PVA)
  • cocktail sticks
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • black pen
how to make valentine cupcake toppers

These are the shapes I've used. If you want you could print this image and use them as templates or draw your own.

Valentine templates

Step one

Draw the shape/s you want onto the reverse of one of the papers you've chosen. You will need to draw 2 shapes for each topper you want to make.

Make your own Valentine cupcake toppers

Step two

Use your scissors to cut out the shapes. Place the pairs of shapes 'wrong side' to 'wrong side' and make sure they match up. If one is a little bigger or a different shape just cut around them to make sure they match.

Valentine craft idea

If you're making the lips or roses use a black pen to draw the details on now before you make the topper. Follow the lines in this picture.

Valentine craft idea by Pink Flamingo Handcrafting

Step three

Place one shape down flat with the 'wrong side' facing upwards. Spread a thin layer of glue all over the shape.

Heart cupcake topper tutorial by Pink Flamingo Handcrafting

Step four

Place a cocktail stick in the centre of the shape (about half way up) with the remainder of the stick coming straight down.

Valentine paper craft tutorial

Step 5

Take the other shape in the pair and spread a layer of glue over the 'wrong side'.

Heart cupcake toppers paper craft tutorial

Step 6

Line up the two shapes glued side to glued side and press them together. (This is where a wet glue like PVA is useful as you can move the shapes around a little to line them up).

Heart cupcake topper tutorial

And there you have it, a finished cupcake topper! Repeat the steps for as many toppers as you want to make.


  1. What a cute project! Now I just need to make some cupcakes;)

    1. Thanks Ginnie! It's always good to have an excuse to bake!

  2. Very cute! Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at

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    1. Thank you! I like easy for an instant craft fix!

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    1. Thanks, easy is best when there's baking to be done too!

  5. What a cute project! I recently made a bunch of cake toppers for several full-size sheet cakes that were scored in 2 inch squares - there were toppers all over it and they looked pretty darn cute.

    Great little craft project to share with the readers of #simplybebetsy - thanks.

    Sharon and Denise