If you’ve followed Crafts ‘n Coffee this year, you may have noticed a few yummy, cupcake crafts, like those mouthwatering Cupcake Bouquets. Mmmmm! Today’s Cute-as-can-be Cupcake Ornament may not be as tasty, but it’s still sweet as can be. Wouldn’t this look darling on your tree? If you’re looking for DIY gift ideas, these Cupcake Ornaments are easy enough to make multiples.
To make a Cupcake Ornament, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” ball
- Cupcake liner
- Floral pick with red berries
- Textured snow paint (Rebekah used DecoArt® Snow-Tex®)
- Glitter glue in red and blue*
- Dimensional paint in shiny white (Rebekah used Scribbles®)
- Craft wire
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; foam paintbrush
*You could substitute red and blue acrylic craft paint.
To make a Cupcake Ornament:
- Insert the pencil into your ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam, and use it as a handle. Paint a thin, even layer of textured snow paint on to the ball. Let dry.
- Squeeze glue onto the top of the ball, dripping it to look like scalloped frosting. While wet, sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
- Squeeze glitter glue onto the scalloped “frosting”, and use fingers to shape it to match the scallops. (If using acrylic paint instead, carefully brush it on ith a dry brush and sprinkle with glitter while wet.)
- Outline scallop with glitter glue. Let dry.
- Outline scallop edge again, this time with the dimensional paint.
- Glue ball into the cupcake liner.
- Remove a red berry from the floral pick. Glue berry to the top of the cupcake.
- Twist a 3” length of craft wire into a loop. Glue ends in the hole in the top of the berry.
For a memorable hostess gift, pair a Cute-as-can-be Cupcake Ornament with a Cupcake Bouquet. Once the real cupcakes are gone, the ornament will serve as a keepsake. I don’t have a Christmas theme Cupcake Bouquet, but with a few tweaks, the Valentine’s Day Cupcake Bouquet would be a festive way to say “Merry Christmas”.
I have a few more easy Christmas crafts to share this week and next while we’re in Christmas countdown mode. In the meantime, I hope you’re finding time to enjoy the holiday season, and a cupcake or two, as well!
Happy Christmas crafting.