Sam got the Disney movie Frozen in his Easter basket this year, and we’ve pretty much been watching it on a continuous loop ever since. It’s a seriously cute movie, but if you can watch it without getting the songs stuck in your head you’re stronger than we are! So while singing “love is an open door” for the bazillionth time, we came up with the idea for these Frozen themed cupcake toppers.
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You will need a Cricut machine to do this project. We also used a couple different colors of cardstock (one aqua and the other a very pale blue that looks almost white in the photographs), sheer ribbon for Elsa’s cape, a glitter pen, glue, scissors, and toothpicks.
For Elsa’s dress, we used the Cricut Formal Occasion Cartridge, and made the size of the dress 4 inches long. We were able to get 27 dresses at this size out of one 12×12 piece of cardstock. After cutting out the dresses, we used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver to outline the dress and define the waist area by drawing a V.
For the cape, we used sheer 1.5 inch aqua-colored ribbon in approximately the same length as the dress. First we rounded the bottom edge of the cape with scissors. Then, we folded the top edge of the cape together so it would be the same width as the dress. Hopefully you can see what I’m talking about in the pictures. We dabbed a little Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue in the folds to help them stay put. We then glued the cape to the back of the dress, and used a clip to hold it in place until the glue was able to dry a bit.
If you’re having trouble getting the ribbon to stay folded, you could always cut the top into a tear drop shape so you’re dealing with less fabric at the top, but we liked the way the cape sort of ballooned off the back of the dress when we folded it.
We used a hot glue gun to adhere the toothpick to the back of the dress. Cut a small rectangle of the same cardstock you used for the dress before you add the hot glue. Then when you glue the toothpick to the dress, press the little rectangle of cardstock over top of it. It covers the hot glue and looks nicer.
For the snowflake, we used the Cricut When It’s Cold Outside Cartridge. The larger snowflake is 2 inches and the smaller is 1 inch. We glued the snowflakes together with Aleene’s Clear Gel, and used our Silver Gelly Roll pen to outline the snowflake and add a little shimmer. Attach the toothpicks and you’re done!
A couple things we noticed that may help if you decide to make these…cardstock definitely works better than a lighter weight scrapbooking paper for the dresses. The cape on the dress was just a little too much weight for a thinner paper to hold upright. We purchased our individual sheets of cardstock and the ribbon for the cape at Hobby Lobby.
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