It’s hard to believe, but E will turn two in thirteen days. I can’t call him a baby any more. In fact, sometimes he acts bigger than V. He certainly defends himself (and initiates scuffles) like a big boy. I’ve slowly been working on some birthday party projects, like cupcake toppers.
The toppers were pretty easy because I used the balloon animal graphics from the invitation.
I separated the three designs, copy, and pasted to a new 8.5 by 11 Photoshop document. Once I had arranged one set of animals, I merged the three together, copied, pasted, and flipped horizontally. Then I merged the two sets together and made a second set, flipping vertically to fit 12 animals per sheet, like this.
I could have made standard circle toppers, but I thought it would be more fun to cut the animals out completely. Carefully, I traced the outline with my blade. They’re not perfect or completely symmetrical, but they are close enough to not notice.
Several pieces of double-sided tape and a toothpick on the back of one.
The press the mirror image on top, sandwiching the toothpick between.
I won’t say these were especially quick (about 1 hour for six toppers) but they are darn cute. With the whole moving thing and all that goes with creeping closer, I don’t know how much of my original plan I’ll get to. But I want to make the day special and celebrate my little guy. Now I have to learn how to make real balloon animals. That’s right, I still have not attempted one. How long do you suppose a balloon animal can hold air?
Have you made cupcake toppers for a birthday? Any ideas for quick and easy decorations?