Neon Light Up Cake Topper

Neon Light Up Cake Topper

neon light up cake topper
A little birdie told me neon is going to be trending this spring so I thought I would share this cute and versatile neon light up cake topper. Luckily 12x12 Cardstock has no shortage of options for this neon theme! We have everything from basic 65# neon cardstock, neon glitter cardstock, and craft plastics with neon! Keep reading to see how I added a few fun, inventive details to my topper, but they are totally optional.
neon cake topper cut supplies
neon cake topper

This project is super simple to assemble, and I’ve included the Cricut project link below so it is even easier for anyone to make this if you are creating with a Cricut.

You can still recreate this with images you find elsewhere or adapt the idea to something you have already designed. In essence you need a circular shape with a few focal images (unicorn, paint splatter, number 16 in this case). That way you can weave your glow sticks around the circle and glue them to the back of the focal pieces. 

Cricut Design Space Project Link:
To access the project, make sure you are logged into Design Space, click the link and select open. 

SIDE NOTE: I used my Cricut Maker 3 to engrave the craft plastic with the words “Happy Birthday.” If you don’t have the Maker, no problem, but you will still want to cut the plastic piece out because the paint splatter needs that piece to be glued on to. You can also draw the words on with a Cricut pen or cut out the words in vinyl to apply to the plastic. 

light up neon cake topper

Step 1: Cut out all the pieces. TIP: To cut the glitter cardstock I used the setting Kraft Board, more pressure, and a deep cut blade. 

Step 2. Glue the pink welded backing piece onto the plastic.

Step 3. Next, glue the pink double-circle onto the backing piece.

Step 4. Glue the glitter yellow circle onto the double-pink circles.

Step 5. Use Double Sided Foam to adhere the paint splatter to the circles

Step 6. Glue the holographic banner outline to the white banner.

Step 7. Use Double sided foam adhesive to adhere the banner to the topper

Step 8. Layer up the unicorn with either glue or double sided foam and adhere it to the topper

Step 9. Use Double sided foam adhesive to layer the numbers and adhere them to the topper

Step 10. Glue miniature rhinestones on the unicorn for the unicorns horn

Step 11. Use a hot glue gun to adhere a cake stick onto the back.

light up neon cake topper in dark

Step 12. Use a hot glue gun to adhere some glow sticks around the topper. Break and shake these as close to the party as possible since the light won't last very long. 

design team member Naomi


  • Naomi

    Make sure you are logged onto DS when you click th link. Also I have observed issues opening it on a mobile app so try opening it on a computer! Hope that helps. I know people have successfully opened the probect. :)

    I used a fine point blade on mylar setting. You may want to do two pass throughs, as well to make sure it cut all the way through.

  • Carole

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    What blade did you use to cut the craft plastic and what setting. I have never cut plastic yet. I have a knife blade and fine point blade.

  • Leslie

    This project won’t open? Any suggestions?

  • Naomi

    I have it set to public for anyone with a link! :) Make sure you’re logged into DS when you go to open it. Or DM me on IG @pineandpartyco so I can try to help you get into the project

  • Patricia

    This design is set up as private in Design Space.

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