If you’re searching for some easy graduation cupcakes to serve at a party or celebration, check out this idea. Make cupcake decorating easy with these simple but festive cupcake wrappers!
When you have a child (or grandchild!) who graduates from high school or college, you must celebrate such a large achievement. A lot of time and work goes towards reaching this milestone, so break out the graduation gifts, food, and party decorating ideas!
But, this celebration doesn’t require a lot of work. 😉
I wanted to share the cupcakes I recently made for a graduation party. These are super easy to make with your Cricut machine. Yes, your Cricut can help you decorate cupcakes!
To really make your graduation party go out with a POW!, I shared how I made an extra-large hoop wreath. Be sure to also take a moment to see the full party where I show more high school graduation party ideas.
How To Make Homemade Cupcake Wrappers With Your Cricut
Here’s what you need to know about this project to ensure success, including the supplies you’ll need to gather and the detailed steps you’ll follow. You’re going to love how simple it is!
Here is everything you will need to know to make these cupcake wrappers. I even included a few links to help you find what you need faster.
Note: Some items below were given to me free of charge but all projects and opinions are always my own.
- Cricut Machine – I used my Cricut Maker but you can use any of the Cricut machines for this project. (Learn about the differences between the machines.)
- White card stock (or any color of your choice)
- Rose gold metallic card stock (or any color of your choice)
- Cricut cut file
- Xyron sticker maker (optional)
Here are the step-by-step instructions that you’ll need to follow.
Start by opening up this file in Cricut Design Space.
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Then, cut your wrappers from white card stock and your graduation hats from metallic rose gold card stock. You can change up these colors depending on your party theme.
Remove the pieces from your mat.
Adhere the graduation hats to the centers of the wrappers with some adhesive. I find that a Xyron sticker maker makes quick work of this task.
Then, just wrap around your cupcakes using a bit of double-sided tape to secure the wrapper.
Add these cute graduation cupcakes to wood slices for a rustic display.
Here are a couple of questions that I see readers ask about making projects like these graduation cupcakes. Please check to see if I’ve already answered it below if you have a question. Don’t see it? Leave it for me in the comments!
When do you add cupcake wrappers to your cupcakes?
I prefer to add my cupcake wrappers at the very end of the decorating process so they don’t get frosting or other decorations spilled on them. Please do not use these cupcake wrappers as liners and bake your cupcakes in them. It won’t work!
Can I use this same process to make cupcake wrappers for other occasions?
Yes! I love using cupcake wrappers because they add a lovely final touch to your cupcakes. This process works for any type of cupcakes – you aren’t limited to making graduation cupcakes! To adjust it for different celebrations, simply find the cut files you want and change out the cardstock colors to fit your theme.
These graduation cupcakes went over great at our party!
More Graduation Inspiration
If you love these graduation cupcakes and want more ideas, try the links below!
- Graduation Party Ideas: Advice Jar
- Graduation Advice Cards
- Card Box for Graduation
- Graduation Centerpieces
- Free Printable Grad Cupcake Wrappers
- Cut the wrappers out of white cardstock and the graduation hats out of rose gold metallic cardstock.
- Remove your cut pieces from the Cricut mat.
- Attach one graduation hat to each wrapper.
- Wrap one wrapper around each decorated cupcake and secure with double-sided tape.
- Display your finished cupcakes!
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