Candy Corn Paper Cupcake Topper DIY

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These Candy Corn Cupcake Toppers are great for your Halloween parties, or maybe just to want to make someone feel extra special when you give them a plate full of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Whenever you chose to do with these toppers, they add a cute little something-something to embrace the fall spirit.

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For these toppers, you'll need toothpicks; orange, yellow, and white printed scrapbooking or cardstock; plain cardstock; scissors; and glue dots or glue stick.

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Cut out a candy corn shape out of the plain cardstock. Mine was about 1 1/2 inches tall. I cut one out, and then used that as a stencil to make a half dozen more that were the same size.

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Start with your white patterned paper and cover the top third in the paper. I applied my glue dot to the plain paper, and then stuck it to the sheet of patterned paper and cut the shape out that way. This provides a straight edge and less cutting than cutting out a small section, then gluing, then cutting again.

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For the center orange section, cut out a strip that's as tall as a third of your candy corn shape, glue, and trim to the right size.

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For the yellow section, line up your yellow paper and glue the entire paper down. Trim to size, similar to adding the white section.

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Ta-da! Quirky patterned candy corn shape! How cute is that? Mixing patterns is part of the fun.

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Apply some glue to the toothpick and glue to the back of the candy corn. If you are using an actual normal-sized toothpick, use some kind of liquid glue (tacky glue or Mod Podge) to glue toothpick to the back of the candy corn. Cut a small strip of paper and apply over the toothpick, creating a foundation for the toothpick to stick to. I hope that makes sense...

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Stick those babies where they belong... I just love the mix of patterns!

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This is a great project to use up some scrapbooking paper scraps or even extra fabric that's been sitting around your craft cabinet. Or at least, that's where I found my paper. And those toothpicks can be found next to the regular toothpicks in the supermarket. Since I have an entire container of them now, I'm sure more cupcake toppers are in the near future. They're just so cute and fun!

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Disclaimer: I don't even like candy corn, but this is my second candy corn craft. It's such a festive color combo.