Here is a tutorial to make the cutest cupcake toppers for a Ballerina party.
You could also update the body to have wings for a Fairy themed party.
What you will need for this project:
Crepe paper streamers, cut in 20cm/8 inch strips
Scrapbook paper or printed cardstock
Glue gun and glue sticks
Thread and needle
Hand-drawn template of the bodice (fold in two while cutting out if you want it perfectly symmetrical!)
And here is how to do it (written instructions below the pictures):
Use your template to draw the bodice on the decorated paper or cardstock (be clever and draw on the backside so the pencil marks won't show...)
Cutout the bodice with scissors and hot glue a cocktail stick at the back.
Take two strips of crepe paper, put them on top of each other and fold in two lengthwise. Use the crease as a guide and sew the whole length of the strip.
Then make the paper slide (pull delicately, be careful not to rip the paper) so as to create the folds. Close the rosette by making a knot with the two ends of the thread. Cut excess thread with scissors.
Fluff the rosette by separating the layers gently and slide the rosette on the cocktail stick.
Turn the tutu upside down (you are now holding the bodice in you hand) and apply some hot glue in the centre of the rosette. If you wish to hide the glue, add a small circle of crepe paper while the glue is still hot.
Voila, you have just created a gorgeous Tutu Cupcake Topper !