DIY Shrink Film Cake Toppers

DIY Shrink Film Cake Toppers

DIY Shrinkable Cake Toppers | Learn to make unique cake toppers at home Using Grafix Shrink Film Sheets | by maritzagarcia.website


Today I’m sharing how I created these adorable unicorn cake/cupcake toppers using Grafix inkjet shrink film sheets. Not only are they lots of fun to create, they are also super easy to complete in a matter of minutes. All you do is print, heat and shrink.

DIY Shrinkable Cake Toppers
DIY Shrinkable Cake Toppers

Though Grafix acetate film products are safe for food contact and FDA approved. Make sure you are also using toxic-free inks, markers and/or paint in conjunction with Grafix shrink films whenever using on or near food. We used inkjet shrink film sheets in color: clear. We printed ours using printer ink. However, if you are not comfortable using inkjet shrink films, you can swap to Grafix regular shrink film in color: clear to draw or trace any design of your choice using non-toxic markers or paint. Below you’ll find the how-to’s for both Inkjet + Regular shrink film instructions.

Supplies needed for Inkjet Shrink film option

Ink Jet Shrink Film in Clear -here

Printer 

Lollipop Sticks 

Hot Glue Gun

glue sticks

DIY Shrinkable Cake Toppers

Instructions:

DIY Shrinkable Cake Toppers

1. Start by taking an image of your choice to print onto a sheet of Ink Jet Shrink Film Color: CLEAR. I designed my own, however, you can use a Free Unicorn Printables here.

2. Print and cut image(s). Pre-heat oven and follow Shrink Film baking instructions for best results.

3. Let cake/cupcake toppers cool, heat hot glue gun, next cut lollipop sticks into assorted sizes.

4. Lastly, add small drops of hot glue to backs of cake/cupcake toppers by gently pressing lollipop sticks to each topper.

Project Time: 30 minutes 

DIY Shrinkable Cake Toppers

Before and After

Shrunken Unicorn bottom left.

Supplies needed for regular Shrink Film option     

Regular Shrink Film in Clear -here

Non-Toxic Markers

Toothpicks

Washi Tape/hot glue

Instructions:

1. Start by hand drawing or tracing image or by using a Free Unicorn Printables here -in conjunction with non-toxic markers. 

2. Cut image(s). Pre-heat oven and follow Shrink Film baking instructions for best results.

3. Let toppers cool. once cooled, place toothpicks to back of each topper securing into place with a piece of washi tape or hot glue.

 

Project Time: 45 minutes 

DIY Shrinkable Cake Toppers

NOTE: 

Tall cake toppers pre-shrinkage 8"L x 7"W with a final result size of 3 1/2"L x 3 1/4"W after baking. small cake toppers started out at 3 1/4"L x 4 1/4"W pre-shrinkage with a final result size of 1 1/2"L x 2"W size after baking.

As always. I hope you give this fun DIY a try. Until next time -happy crafting!

-maritza.

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