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Calligraphy Christmas Cupcake Topper

Calligraphy Christmas Cake Topper

Calligraphy Christmas Cake Topper

Last week I gave away some Christmas cupcakes at work and I wanted to personalize it for each recipient in order to show my appreciation for each person I’ve worked with. Unfortunately, due to our busy schedule and since we’re not able to bake in the kitchen of our apartment, I ordered the cupcakes from a nearby bakery.

The cupcake in this photo is from The Marmalade Pantry, which we bought from Oriole during Public Garden’s Christmas Markets.

I wanted to combine my fascination with cupcake toppers and my love for calligraphy, so I came up with this Christmas Cupcake Topper which is quick and easy to make. This project can be made and enjoyed by the whole family, however, we do not recommend letting children operate the hot glue gun as it may cause burns.

Materials:

  • Triangular Die Cutter or you can cut triangles yourself
  • Star Shaped Die Cutter
  • Green Paper
  • Yellow Paper
  • Yellow Calligraphy Ink
  • Bamboo Forks from Daiso
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick (not in the photo)

Steps:
1. Cut triangle shapes from the green paper to form the tree shape.

Paper Christmas Tree

Use a die cutter or cut out the triangles yourself

2. Cut star shapes from the yellow paper.

Yellow Paper Stars

Use a die cutter or cut out the stars yourself

3. I decided to use a bamboo fork instead of a regular toothpick since the top a has a flat side where I can securely attach the green paper tree. A tooth pick would not look neat and it may move around while the cupcakes are being transported.

Calligraphy Christmas Cupcake Topper

Personalize each Christmas Cupcake Topper with Calligraphy

Write your calligraphy on the body of the tree and stick the yellow star and bamboo fork using a hot glue gun.

Calligraphy Christmas Cupcake Topper

Assembly complete!

We hope you enjoy this simple DIY project and please share photos of your own Christmas Cupcake Topper by sharing a link below or by tagging us in Instagram.

Little Yellow Owl Tutorial

We want to share this owl tutorial from the workshop we conducted at the Yellowren Arts Festival last August. We were experimenting with the newly released Hyperlapse app and decided to shoot a video.

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Little Yellow Owl Tutorial

We displayed a few designs for participants to choose from, however, most people wanted to finish making the paper craft in under 30 minutes. We came up with this simplified owl tutorial design.

Owl Tutorial

Breakdown of the design

Materials:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Kokoru Ichi
  • Kokoru Hachi
  • Pair of Tweezers

You can make the corrugated paper rolls by taking a thin strip of Kokoru Ichi and making a paper spiral. Glue the edge using hot glue gun instead of regular glue since you will need something that bonds quickly. Use the tweezers to hold the small pieces of paper so you can put hot glue on it without burning your fingers.

When working with hot glue gun, children should not be allowed to use this tool unsupervised since it is a burn hazard. In our workshop, we had to operate the hot glue gun ourselves and assist the kids with sticking the parts together so we would suggest to do the same if you’re doing this craft with kids.

I hope you enjoy making this owl tutorial or a similar design with these materials. Please share a link in the comments below and we would be glad to feature selected designs.