Cupcake topper necklaces |Keeping it Real

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cupcake topper necklaces

Yesterday when I posted my DIY stationery gift set I showed you that I had included a simple necklace:

It was something made in the spur of the moment and I never gave it much thought until my daughter saw it and said she wanted one too. Then I thought: why not? She loves "jewelry", so I might as well make her some inexpensive necklaces that no one will miss if she loses or damages and that can be easily replaced any way.

And what is the easiest way to achieve this? Cupcake toppers, of course! They already come in the right size and if you check Pinterest there are hundreds of free designs and themes. 

So I went online, chose a few with her favorite characters and printed then out...

...cut them to shape and laminated them: 

Then I punched small holes in the top of each one...

 ... and passed a soft piece of yarn through the hole. Any yarn will do, but a soft, satiny one is better since it to avoid itches, and if it comes in a matching color, all the better.

I tied a knot joining both edges and my necklace was finished!


And because they come together pretty quickly, I made lots of them:

They are great for small and not so small girls and I'm thinking they will make cute and inexpensive party favors too, so this is something that I'll keep bookmarked for future use!



  1. Great! And, these are much better than the party favors than the ones I see at party stores! Thanks for sharing your idea at Together on Tuesdays :)

    1. It's true, I really don't like the excess of candy kids get at parties. Although I didn't make these with party favors in mind, I agree that they are perfect, at least for girls. Though you probably could manage cupcake topper badges for boys...

  2. This turned out really cute! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  3. Great concept! They turned out very nice!
    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!

  4. What a great way to repurpose something. Girls everywhere would love this. So creative. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party! I would love to have you again Sunday night. Have a great weekend!

    Love Bethany from The Southern Couture

    1. Thank you, I'll try to link up on Monday! In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!

  5. So cute! These look great! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! #tttparty

  6. Love!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more!! Pinned!!