Sunday, 14 February 2016

WEDDING DIY #1 | CUPCAKE FLAG TOPPERS


I'm not sure I've ever mentioned on this blog, but I'm actually getting married this year! After eight and a half years together and two years engaged, things have finally got moving and I'm soon to become Mrs Weston (though, I'm not actually sure I'll be changing my last name!)
Now, I'm no stress head when it comes to organising the big day - that's not to say I'm finding it all that fun either! - but one bit of stress I am having is with the cost! With the average cost of a wedding totaling over £20,000, we just didn't having the funds to consider ALOT of venues, a wedding planner or an infinite cost for all the little things like decorations! So over the last few months, I have taken to Pinterest and Etsy for DIY inspiration to create lots of beautiful pieces for more than half the cost!
For this DIY in particular, I found 12 flags priced at £4.20 + £2.50 P&P on Etsy. While I love supporting small businesses, my crafty side kicked in and I decided I could definitely make something similar but at a much cheaper price. I already had the scissors and cocktail sticks in my cupboard, so only had to purchase some glitter washi tape, which I did on eBay for only 99p plus 89p P&P, and I could probably make about 50 flags with the amount of tape on the roll - BARGAIN! So, keep reading for my first little wedding DIY - cupcake flag toppers!


You will need: scissors, cocktail sticks, glitter washi tape




1. Cut the point off one end of the cocktail stick (the pointed end will be poked in to the cupcakes)


2. Cut roughly a 5cm strip of the washi tape


3. Lay the cocktail stick in the centre of the washi tape


4. Fold the washi tape around the cocktail stick, matching up the edges as neatly as possible


5. Cut a shallow triangle from the outer corners of the flag


6. And there you have it... Just repeat as many times as needed!



What do you think of my first wedding DIY? Is this something you would try yourself? If you do, I'd love to see some pictures!

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22 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Those cupcake toppers are really sweet, and they look fairly simple to make! I will have to give this a try when I next have an occasion coming up! :) x

    Becky | BCKY.CO.UK

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    1. thanks Becky :) I just wish I could have had some cupcakes as well as the toppers! haha x

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  2. This post came right on time! My bestie is getting married, and these would be great for her bridal shower.xx
    www.chroniclesoftheseers.com

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    1. aw glad this post could be of help! haha x

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  3. Congratulations on getting married!! Really cute post, will definitely make them some day. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

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    1. thank you :) loving the stripe shirt in your latest post, have been looking for a more casual shirt! x

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  4. Oh these are so sweet, love the sparkly silver you chose! Congrats on the engagement too <3 www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks Cara! I have so much sparkly washi tape left I need another project x

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  5. Congrats darling! Looks like you are going to have a very artsy, creative- themed wedding! These are so cute!

    My Little Online Space

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    1. thank you :) let's hope it all comes together on the day! x

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  6. Congratulations! Love this post!

    xx Isabel
    http://bellasfashionjournal.com

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  7. Looks great! It would look so nice for a wedding or for any party in that case!

    Heba xx ||www.theheba.com

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    1. thank you! just had a peek at your blog, you have some amazing cheekbones! such a natural beauty :) x

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  8. such a cute idea! i really really love this post

    Hannah at WRITTEN BY HANNAH

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    1. thanks Hannah! hopefully some more little diys coming soon (ish!) x

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  9. such a cute idea :)
    definitely have to try it out :)

    x Lilli | www.LilliFerreira.com

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    1. yeah! let me know if you do :) also you have brows I can only dream of! x

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