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Cupcake Toppers & Gift Tags | Pumpkin Birthday Party

Robin’s birthday is in October, so when we celebrated her first birthday (2 years ago!) I loved the idea of a pumpkin-themed party. Once I got going, it ended up being SO easy to make decorations inspired by autumn and pumpkins and to tie everything together using various shades of orange, brown, yellow and green. Although I had to spend a little money for some essential items (colourful paper, pumpkin press, etc.), I’ve been able to re-use these supplies each year.

By: Kimberly

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For this blog post, I’ll show you the quick and easy steps to make cupcake toppers and loot bag tags.

Here’s what you will need:

  • scrapbooking paper (various patterns and colours)
  • Pumpkin Punch (mine is from the Martha Stewart scrapbooking line and was purchased at Michaels. A good investment as I use it every fall)
  • Craft scissors with scalloped edge
  • Glue Stick
  • Tooth Picks
  • Ribbon or string
  • Photo Mounting Squares
  • Scrapbooking cutter or Scissors

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Worth the investment…

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Cupcake Toppers

Step 1: Using your pumpkin punch, press out some pumpkins using different colours of paper

Step 2: Using scalloped scissors, cut out circles using different colours of paper

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Step 3: Glue pumpkin cut-outs to circles

Step 4: Using photo mounting squares, adhere toothpick to back of scalloped circle, glue a smaller circle over top to cover toothpick and square.

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Ta da!

For these particular cupcakes, I made a pumpkin-flavoured cake and a cream cheese icing. Delicious!

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Loot Bag Tags (or in this case, pumpkin tags)

Step 1: Determine the size of tag you need. For my pumpkins, my tag was 4″ long by 2.5″ wide.

Step 2: Using cutter (or scissors), cut out 4″ by 2.5″ rectangles using various colours of paper

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Step 3: Trim off two corners to create “tag” look. I did this by lining the point up with the 9″ mark on my cutter.

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Step 4: Using cutter (or scissors), cut out 3″ by 2″ rectangles using various colours of paper

Step 5: Glue smaller rectangles onto larger ones. The smaller rectangle creates a border around your message.

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Step 6: Use hole punch to create hole for ribbon or string to go through.

Step 7: Using computer and printer (or you could do these free-hand), create your message and cut into small rectangles. Glue on top of the smaller rectangle.

And here you go! A super easy and useful take-home gift (instead of a loot bag).

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The steps outlined above can also be used to create signs to direct people to the party, for invitations, or to label food. And I tied things together with balloons, napkins and tablecloths from the dollar store, pumpkin-shaped cookies and cake pops, and milk served in small mason jars.

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