Birthday Bash: 20+ Clever Cupcake Crafts with a serving of Ice Cream fun!

What’s a party without cupcakes and ice cream? As we celebrate the 75th birthday of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, I’ve rounded up the cutest collection of cupcake and ice cream crafts. Use these crafts for party décor, or hands-on crafts for children’s parties. These sweet, cupcake & ice cream crafts are fun for parties, special occasions, and maybe even for every day. (And don’t forget the giveaway!)


No-Cal Cupcakes

Cute cupcake craft. No calories!

No-Cal Cupcakes

Carnation Cupcake Centerpiece

Easy centerpiece idea for Mother's Day, bridal showers, birthdays, etc.

Carnation Cupcake

Cupcake Pencil Holder

I want this for my desk! A Cupcake Pencil Holder.

With a cherry on top, this pencil holder looks good enough to eat!

Cupcake Bulletin Board 

Adorable memo board. LOVE this fabric.

It’s easy enough to adapt this project to your choice of fabrics.

Easy Felt Cupcakes

DIY Valentine's Day Gift Crafts felt cupcakes

Easy Felt Cupcakes by Dondi Richardson.

No-Cal Party Favors

Cute idea for a bridal shower or baby shower. DIY placecard holders that look like cupcakes and slices of cake.

No-Cal Placecard Holders by Kathleen George

Pompom Cupcake Ornament

Pompom Cupcake Ornament

Pompom Cupcake Ornament

Lollipop Cupcake

Cute Sweet Tree for Valentine's Day. It looks like a cupake!

Lollipop Cupcake.

Cupcake Wall Art

how to DIY wall art using scrapbook papers

Festive Cupcake Wall Art

Ice Cream Cone Wall Art

DIY wall art with ice cream theme

Ice Cream Cone Wall Art

Ice Cream Cone Door Décor

The summer wreath alternative -- hang an ice cream cone on your front door! Cute!

Ice Cream Cone Door Décor

Pink Polka Dot Popsicle

Hello summer! Hang a super-sized, no-melt Pink Polka Dot Popsicle on your front door instead of the usual summer wreath. Much more fun!

Pink Polka Dot Popsicle

Super-Scoop Ice Cream Cone

Super-fun and super-sized ice cream cone for the front door. Hello, summer!

Ice Cream Door Décor

Ice Cream Cone Card

This is such a cute card! I'd love to receive it in the mail!

Ice Cream Cone Card

Creamsicle Greeting Card

Perfect for handmade card for summer, and the creamsicle looks so real.

Creamsicle Greeting Card

Felted Ice Cream Cone Ornament

Felted, Ice Cream Cone Ornament

Needle Felted, Ice Cream Cone Ornament

Everlasting Ice Cream Parfait

A yummy craft idea for kids. #KidsCrafts. More faux ice cream crafts on, too. #KidsCrafts

Everlasting Ice Cream Parfait.

Everlasting Ice Cream Sundae

A cute and easy craft idea for kids -- faux ice cream sundaes made with balls of Styrofoam and paint. Easy! - faux ice cream sundaes made with paint and balls of STYROFOAM. #KidsCrafts

Ever-Lasting Ice Cream Sundaes.

Ice Cream Cone Ornament

Cute craft ideas for kids. Make these faux ice cream cones now, and give as gifts at Christmas time. #KidsCraftIdea

Ice Cream Cone Ornament

I Scream for Ice Cream

Cute, and no-sew!

I Scream for Ice Cream

And of course, if you want the real thing, make a Cupcake Bouquet!

Beautiful -- and yummy! Make a Cupcake Bouquet on

Cupcake Bouquet


I have a beautiful party craft lined up for tomorrow – here’s a sneak peek. I hope you’ll invite your friends to join us tomorrow, too.

Beautiful! Sneak peek of party celebration on

I’ll have a new party idea tomorrow!

There’s a daily giveaway this week, and the winner of yesterday’s giveaway is Queen Angie. Please contact me, Angie, for more information.

You could be tomorrow’s winner! For your chance to win, please tell me where you go for your crafty inspiration. Which blogs are your favorite? Are there magazines you read? Or do you watch any crafty TV shows or listen to crafty podcasts? Leave your answer below for your chance to win today’s giveaway.

Enter for your chance to win these goodies in the daily giveaway during the 75th birthday party for STYROFOAM Brand Foam on!

Enter for your chance to win these goodies in the daily giveaway during the 75th birthday party for STYROFOAM Brand Foam on!

Here’s what’s in the giveaway:

  • A one-year subscription to Craft Ideas magazine
  • A 12-pack of Starbuck’s Via packets
  • A craft apron
  • A few birthday goodies for your next bash!

**Please Note: This Giveaway is Now Closed.**

See you tomorrow & happy cake & ice cream crafting!


This entry was posted in Craft Tutorial, Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Kid's Crafts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

20 Responses to Birthday Bash: 20+ Clever Cupcake Crafts with a serving of Ice Cream fun!

  1. The lollipop one looks so decadent but yet is also so inexpensive to make.

  2. CraftyB says:

    More party fun!! Those cupcakes are very festive and good enough to eat!!

  3. Donna O'Neil says:

    I love these ideas! Super cute!

  4. Angie says:

    Happy 75th Birthday! This has been a very special week. I’m hopping up and down with excitement. Your cupcake theme is the best. You have no calorie cupcakes up to the real cupcakes in a bouquet. One of my sisters made me a suckers treat at my last significant birthday. It was so fun and I got to share with everyone at work. Keep up the great work, Sharon! All the best, Angie

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you’re having fun here this week. It’s been a blast pulling it all together — and it’s not over yet! Craft on, Angie! Sharon

  5. Nancy D says:

    I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. That has to be my #1 place to go for inspiration. Though I have discovered craft YouTube videos and those are fun. Browsing the endless ideas from styrofoam gives me so many ideas. I’ve pinned many of those crafts. And yes, Rebekah Meiers is a big favorite 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      More votes for Pinterest and YouTube! I couldn’t agree more about your sources for inspiration AND Rebekah Meier! Happy crafting. Sharon

  6. LisaM6 says:

    Of course I check out this blog. 🙂
    I like Crafts and Ideas. I mostly check out Pinterest, hugsisters board, a few Facebook pages. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 And I’m always glad when you stop in, Lisa. You mentioned Hugsisters before and I really need to check it out! Thanks so much. Sharon

  7. Anne Haun says:

    Love cupcakes and love all your neat ideas for cupcake fun!

  8. Such an awesome variety of yummy cupcakes and ice creams!! My favorite is still the cupcake bouquet! LOVE IT!!
    I get my crafty inspiration from Stampendous’ blog, Jennifer McGuire, ThermOWeb, Facebook and of course, this wonderful blog! Once in a great while I will watch youtube videos but with a 4 year old running around those times are rare these days. It was much easier when I was 20 years younger but I wouldn’t pass up this time with my granddaughter for anything! Well, maybe a few more minutes of sleep but not much else! LOL
    See you tomorrow for more inspiration and fun!

    • Sharon says:

      Sleeping vs. crafting — hard choice! Fortunately, you can sometimes combine crafting and watching your granddaughter, which is twice the fun. Thank you for sharing your favorite sites with us. Sharon

  9. OMGoodness….all of these crafts are adorable and fantastic! My favorite blog site for finding inspirational ideas for wreaths and topiaries is right here! Plus, like today, you offered links to all of these delightful crafts! I follow quite a few Quilting Blogs that are always inspirational and informative. Plus, I love to browse through a variety of Quilting Magazines that have been given to me or I have picked up at garage sales; they are usually many years old…but that is the charm of them; so many talented individuals offering quilt patterns for free and they are usually loved dearly by the receiver of the quilt. I do also watch videos on youtube and personal blogs. There are so many places and people to get inspired from in our sharing world of internet today! Thank you so much for gathering all of the links that you do and putting together everything to make it easy to follow and understand! Have a fantastic creative day!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! You can’t go wrong with cupcakes & ice cream, right? The online inspiration is endless, isn’t it? Whenever I have a question about a technique I’ve not yet tried, I always watch YouTube videos, too. Craft on! Sharon

  10. Katiria says:

    I actually have several of these cupcake ideas on my Pinterest board. I usually go to Pinterest for my inspiration. Crafts N Coffee is the only craft blog I visit consistently because it’s just my style. I used to have more time and I’d check out Craft Gossip, Craftsy and Catch My Party for party ideas.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks for the pins! Pinterest really changed the world, didn’t it? I’m so glad Crafts ‘n Coffee made the cut! Happy crafting, Katiria! Sharon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s