DIY cute-as-can-be Cupcake Ornaments

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.

Cute cupcake ornaments! Great DIY gift idea, too.

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:

  1. 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.
  1. Squeeze glue onto the top of the ball, dripping it to look like scalloped frosting. While wet, sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.
  1. 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.)
  1. Outline scallop with glitter glue. Let dry.
  1. Outline scallop edge again, this time with the dimensional paint.
  1. Glue ball into the cupcake liner.
  1. Remove a red berry from the floral pick. Glue berry to the top of the cupcake.
  1. Twist a 3” length of craft wire into a loop. Glue ends in the hole in the top of the berry.
Sweet ornaments, and great DIY gift idea, too.

Cute-as-can-be Cupcake Ornaments by Rebekah Meier

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”.

Beautiful -- and yummy! Make a Cupcake Bouquet on

Add more red and white cupcakes to replace the pink cupcakes, and you have a Christmas Cupcake Bouquet.

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.


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10 Responses to DIY cute-as-can-be Cupcake Ornaments

  1. Angie Dyer says:

    These cupcakes are so very cute! And to think that there is not one single calorie either! Merry Christmas!

  2. Mary Ellen Mandeville says:

    I really like these cupcake ornaments a whole lot. I would love to try making them as Christmas gifts for friends and family for next year. I’m going to be crafting for Christmas all year round to get a head start so the holiday season will be a little less crazy. I love your website and I love all the beautiful crafts on it as well.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you! I’m so glad you found us, and I’m happy you’re here! Great idea to start your Christmas crafting early, and then you can shop the after-Christmas sales, too, and stock up. Happy Christmas crafting! Sharon

  3. What a sweet idea! Another one that the kiddos can help make! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Absolutely — the kids could totally help DIY these. Rebekah did a beautiful job on these, and they are mouth-watering! I think you’ll like Friday’s craft, too — see you then! Craft on! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Those cupcakes are great. I can see trying them soon. The real cupcakes are making me hungry. Yum! Great ideas

    • Sharon says:

      These would be cute to make as multiples for craft sales, don’t you think? Of course, Cupcake Bouquets could be a big seller, too! I remember seeing the bouquets at a bake sale, and they were a hot item! Happy crafting, Lisa. xo, Sharon

  5. Anne Haun says:

    Love cupcakes – these are great.

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