Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cupcake Ornaments

Christmas Cupcake Ornaments. We would like to say thank you once again to Stephanie Lynn of Under The Table And Dreaming for inviting us recently to be part of this years Handmade Ornament Series where we featured our Christmas Cupcake Ornaments. If you haven't had a chance yet to see the line up of ornaments, click on the link below to be taken to the series. So many great ideas from very crafty ladies.

Under The Table & Dreaming 
Our love of cupcakes is no secret. So why only eat cupcakes when you can hang them on your Christmas tree and admire them?! These can be a little messy just like the real ones, but if you don't mind a little Christmas glitter snow on the floor, on your grandmothers table and in your freshly washed hair, we would like to show you how to make Christmas cupcake ornaments!

                                      What You Will Need:

Fake snow called "Frosty Snow" we found ours at Walmart for under $2.00 for a large bag. Miniature Christmas tree ornaments found at the craft store.

Glue gun, Mod Podge,  Paint brush, Styrofoam balls {big enough to fit mini cupcake papers}, Scintillement Brillo Glitter {called Ice from the craft store}. A shoe box or tray.

                                Mini cupcake papers. You will need two per cupcake.

                                          Step One:

In your shoe box, pour about six cups of the Frosty Snow and a dozen or more good shakes of the Ice glitter.
Combine together and set aside.

                                             Step Two:

Get ready your cupcake papers. You will need two per cupcake ornament.

                                Also have ready your Styrofoam balls.

                                         Step Three:

Apply glue into the bottom and some on the sides of one of  the cupcake papers.

Take the other cupcake paper and set it inside of the paper with the glue. Press on the bottom to help secure them together.

                                             Step Four:

Apply glue in the bottom and some on the sides of the cupcake papers you just glued together.

Working quickly and carefully not to get burned, place Styrofoam ball into the cupcake paper and gently but firmly press down so the ball will adhere to the glue. Set aside to dry.

                                        Step Five:

           Apply a good layer of Mod Podge to the Styrofoam ball using a paint brush.

Be sure to apply Mod Podge all the way around where the cupcake paper and ball meet.

                                         Step Six:

Roll your cupcake into the shoe box of snow and ice glitter. Use your hand to apply the snow/glitter as if you were applying coconut or chopped nuts to a cake. Press snow on gently but firmly all over. Shake off excess.

Sprinkle on some extra Ice glitter all over cupcake and shake excess back into the box.

                             Set aside to thoroughly dry, about 30 minutes.

                             Step Seven:

                            Time to put your decoration on top of your cupcakes!

                           Apply a small dab of glue on to the top center of your cupcake.

Stick on your ornament cherries making sure the string does not come in contact with the glue and glue itself down. Allow to dry and have fun decorating your Christmas tree.

These also look great as a centerpiece mixed in with some vintage Christmas ornaments.

                                    Gift Giving Idea

We were inspired to make these little cupcake ornaments by the fun girls at Bake It Pretty. They have a great tutorial and also these cute matching cupcake gift tags you can print for free!

All you need is a candy box, standard size cupcake papers, ribbon and cupcake tag.

 If you are not a true baker in the sense of the word, give these cupcake ornaments a try and than head to the nearest bakery to pick up some real cupcakes because these are going to make you hungry! Thank you so much Stephanie Lynn for inviting us to participate in this years Handmade Ornament Series!!! We loved it!

                             "Listen and understand. "What goes into a man's mouth does not 
                              make him "unclean", but what comes out of his mouth, that is what
                             makes him unclean."
                             Matthew 15:10

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  1. Oh aren't those just ADORABLE... what a FUN FUN FUN project... Thank you so much for sharing it at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/

  2. Oh yay! I love that they look like coconut cupcakes! I've seen the ones that look like regular icing but this is a really fun take on the cupcake ornament that I've never seen. I love it! Thanks for sharing this!