I’m gearing up for wreath-making season and have some other little crafts in mind, too. I use a lot of wee bits — and started seeing these little pixie elf cupcake toppers around. Hmmmm. Where to find them? I see them on etsy.com at all price ranges. But with a little more digging I think I found the best source — at the best prices: Red elf cupcake toppers and green elf cupcake toppers from direct from The Sugar Diva.
I talked to owner Mallory — she took the business over from her grandmother. She says these little fellas sell like hotcakes, year-round. Some of these that you see on etsy may also be from The Sugar Diva operating under other names — but prices are higher on etsy due to etsy fees. It’s just that etsy’s so popular, Mallory said, that they need to market there as well. So tip, when it comes to new stuff like this: See if you can find the source website, rather than etsy, to compare prices.
Made of hard plastic, they are clearly modeled after vintage ceramic elf candle climbers (affiliate link).
Idea: Have a wreath-making or Kitschmas crafting party — serve cupcakes with these elves on top — and invite your friends to use the elves right off the cupcakes. (Of course, rinse ’em first; I’m not going to make any comments about licking frosting off of pixies’ bumms. Ooops! I just did!)
On a wreath, I find that they are good for holding tiny bottle brush trees or for climbing tree toppers. I think I see that Georgia Peachez is occasionally using them to go along for the ride on her creations involving miniature cars. I follow Georgia Peachez on Facebook so I can keep up with what she’s dreaming up next. I think that the prices in her shop are terrific, I think, if you don’t want to bother with the glue guns et.al. and get straight to having fun.