earlier tutorial on making cute pom-pom cupcake toppers from tissue paper.
DIY Crepe Paper Fan Cupcake Topper Tutorial [Printable Tutorial]
Inspired by Kara's Party Ideas, Method by 6 Bittersweets
XIAOLU'S NOTES: You may notice that (contrary to what's listed below) I used a thread color darker than the paper in my photos. I did this only so that you'd be able to see the stitching. I highly recommend you stick to a thread color similar to the crepe paper color when making real toppers. If you look closely, you can see a little bit of my gray thread from the front side of the topper; this is exactly why you don't want to use a contrasting color.
Crepe paper/streamers (any color)
Thread (preferably in similar color to crepe paper)
Small self-adhesive pearls (like these from Michaels)
4 to 5-inch lollipop sticks
Thin ribbon (same or complementary color to crepe paper)
Place atop a delicious cupcake and admire your handiwork 8D!