The Easiest New Year’s Eve DIY Cake Topper

The Easiest New Year's Eve DIY Cake Toppers

After Christmas is over, I always feel a little tuckered out in the DIY department. But there’s still one more holiday to celebrate after the 25th: New Year’s Eve.

So, to make things as easy as possible, I came up with this super simple New Year’s DIY cake topper that you can complete with your kids in five minutes flat. How’s that for easy?

New Year's Eve DIY Cake Toppers Made of Pipe Cleaners

All you need are some craft pipe cleaners and a pair of scissors to create a festive cake topper perfect for ringing in the new year.

Supplies for New Year's Eve Cake Topper


  • Craft pipe cleaners
  • Scissors


Firework Cake Toppers

Step 1: To create a fireworks star, cut one pipe cleaner into four equal pieces.

Twist Pipe Cleaners

Step 2: Twist all four pieces together, in the middle.

Fan Out Each Piece

Firework Cake Topper

Step 3: Then fan out each piece equally from the next to create the firework shape.

How to Make a Starburst Cake Topper

Step 4: To create the starburst shape, take one pipe cleaner, measure 2 to 3 inches, and pinch together, creating a curve on each side (as shown in the photo).

Starburst Cake Topper

Step 5: Next, create the other two points the same way, and connect the two end pieces together to complete the shape.

How to Make Cake Toppers with Pipe Cleaners

Step 6: To create the traditional star shape, bend pipe cleaner the same way you did for the starburst shape, just create an extra point and skip the curves. Easy as pie.

The Easiest New Year's Eve DIY Cake Toppers

The Easiest New Year's Eve DIY Cake Toppers

Hope you’ll give these festive star cake toppers a try for the holidays.

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