DIY – Washi Tape Unicorns with Papermash

It’s September which means birthday’s a-go-go here at Lotts and Lots. I love creating celebrations for my children, they give me a chance to get creative and add a little whimsy and fun to our days. As my children are getting older and have more opinions (no bad thing, but…) I have less control over how a celebration looks. Milly my youngest turned five at the weekend and I took the chance to indulge in some magic making with these cupcake toppers.

On a roll (literally) I’ve been using and having fun with this textured pinks washi tape set kindly provided by Papermash this summer. I have been using my tapes to make seed packets and sketchbooks but these toppers have to be one of my favourites.

They are time consuming, I made these in 30 minute bursts over an afternoon and evening but were definitely worth it. Here’s how I did it.

Step 1 – Draw some unicorns onto a piece of paper or card making sure they have lots of hair. I can’t draw unicorns so traced them from a book and then copied out a few onto paper.

Step 2 – Add a really light wash of watercolour paint in your chosen colours and leave to dry. I use this watercolour set, its slightly shimmery. Once dry trace over the pencil outline with a black fineliner pen.

Step 3 – If using paper, stick onto a piece of thin card and leave to dry.

Step 4 – Pick your tape colours and rip tiny strips from the roll adding to the mane, tail, wings and hoofs. Use a few different colours to layer up the textures and tones

Step 5 – Cut around the shapes and stick to a cocktail stick. Pop onto your cakes – I use this cupcake recipe.

Of course no celebration table is complete without a proper tablecloth and a freshly picked bunch of flowers. Oh how I dream of a September birthday, instead of a soggy February one.

Washi Tape was provided by Papermash whom I’ve worked with over the last few years. DIY, photography and flowers all my own.

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