Free 4th of July Cake Topper Designs: DIY Guide

By Amy

Light up your 4th July celebrations with these free 4th of July cake toppers! These free downloadable files can be seamlessly uploaded to Cricut Design Space and cut with a Cricut. They're a delightful way to add a patriotic splash to any Independence Day party or July birthday celebration.

The cake above features a Fourth of July-themed cake with a homemade Cricut cake topper.

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Materials You'll Need

To craft these toppers, you'll need the following items:

Crafasso No-Shed Shimmer Glitter cardstock, 12" x 12" 300GMS, 15 Sheets, Red

Heavy-duty royal blue and bright red heavy-duty glitter cardstock. I prefer Crafasso brand since it is nice and sturdy, and they offer a no-shed variety.

Cricut Explore Air 2 - A DIY Cutting Machine for all Crafts, Create Customized Cards, Home Decor & More, Bluetooth Connectivity, Compatible with iOS, Android, Windows & Mac, Blue

A Cricut, Silhouette, or similar cutting machine

Free Designs

We've got a great selection of festive cake and cupcake toppers for your 4th of July party. Whether you're celebrating Independence Day or a July birthday, these cake toppers will make your dessert stand out.

A "happy fourth" and two "happy birthday" fourth of july cake toppers.
A "happy fourth" cake topper graphic in cursive.

A simple yet stylish “Happy Fourth” script

A "happy Fourth" cake topper graphic with stars and a Fourth of July hat.

A patriotic 4th of July-themed “Happy Fourth

Happy birthday cake topper design with stars

A cheery "Happy Birthday" design adorned with stars

A "happy birthday" cake topper graphic with stars and a Fourth of July hat.

A festive 4th of July-themed "Happy Birthday"

Happy Fourth of July Cake design in cursive.

A celebratory "Happy 4th of July"

A star cake topper graphic.

All the layers to make a layered "Happy Birthday" cake topper with stars - perfect for red and blue glitter cardstock


In the video below, you can see how nice the Fourth of July cake toppers look when finished.

How to Make a 4th of July Cake Topper

Here's a quick rundown on how to make these DIY cake toppers at home:

1. Upload the PNG files to Cricut Design Space.

A screenshot showing Cricut design space and how you remove the background from the image.

2. Remove the background of the file if needed, then save each as a "Cut Image."

A screenshot showing the 4th of July cake topper on Cricut design space after it has been upladed, and how you choose to save it as a cut image.

3. Click "add to canvas." Resize the files to about 5-7 inches for a cake (keep in mind, larger toppers will be more delicate).

A festive red and blue happy birthday cake banner with stars that will be printed on a Cricut.

4. Cut your chosen designs with your Cricut or cutting machine. Use heavy-duty glitter cardstock for durability.

5. Carefully glue a wooden skewer onto the back of the cake topper with hot glue.

Now you've got some beautiful cake toppers, ready to impress at your 4th July or birthday party.

For an extra touch of patriotic decor, why not stick these cake toppers into your July 4th cake cups or trifle? Some designs can be resized to make adorable cupcake toppers! 

They make lovely centerpieces and are bound to bring a sense of fun and celebration to your Independence Day party supplies. I hope you enjoy the free designs, and have a Happy 4th!

Free Cake Topper Downloads

A fourth of july cake topper on a decorated patriotic drip cake.

Free 4th July Cake Topper Designs

by Amy

Follow the instructions within the post to make these fun July 4th DIY cake toppers!

The free printables at are for personal, non-commercial use only.

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