DIY Valentine Heart Cupcake Toppers

I know everyone is recovering from holiday overload, myself included, and it can be difficult to get back into a crafting mood. To help ease the transition to Valentine’s Day decorating, I’ll be sharing simple Valentine’s Day craft projects that are budget friendly and easy to create. And today’s DIY Valentine Heart Cupcake Topper is a project that only costs a few dollars and can be done in a few minutes.

DIY Valentine Heart Cupcake Topper

DIY Valentine Heart Cupcake Topper Supplies


  • toothpicks/skewers
  • pipe cleaners – red & white
  • glue gun
  • scissors/wire cutter


Wrap pipe cleaner around stickTo make the heart, start by wrapping the end of a red pipe cleaner onto the tip of a toothpick. I used skewers cut into 3″ sections. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the toothpick two times. 

Create heart shapeUse your thumb to shape the first curve of the heart. To make the center dip of the heart, bend the pipe cleaner up.

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shape heartShape the other side of the heart. 

Finish Valentine Heart Cupcake TopperOnce you get the heart shape you like, wrap the end of the pipe cleaner around the stick twice and cut the end. Press the end of the pipe cleaner into the stick so that it doesn’t stick out. Optional – add a dab of glue to help keep the pipe cleaner heart in place. You can stop here or continue on to create an arrow. 

Arrow pointFold the tip of a white pipe cleaner onto itself. Where the end of the tip meets itself, bend up to create the point of the arrow. 

Arrow endFold the pipe cleaner towards the center. When you reach the center point, loop the pipe cleaner up to create the arrow stem. Determine how long you want your arrow stem by comparing it to your heart width. Next, create the arrow end by following the same steps to create the arrow tip. 

finish-arrowTo finish the arrow, wrap the end of the pipe cleaner around the stem once and cut. Glue the arrow in an angle to the heart using small dabs of glue. 

Video Tutorial


DIY Valentine Heart Cupcake Toppers

Now all you have to do is bake up some cupcakes and add the DIY Valentine Heart Cupcake Topper. 

Find more Valentine Ideas on my Valentine Pinterest board. 

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