Friday, December 16, 2011

Pinterest Craft Day: Cupcake Ornaments

While our cinnamon applesauce ornaments were cooling, we got to work on another ornament project:  cupcakes!

Bonnie pinned these so I thought I'd surprise her with a bonus project during our craft day :)  I got everything we needed for these ornaments at Michael's:

  • 2 1/2 inch diameter styrofoam balls
  • fake snowflakes
  • foam brush and craft glue
  • cranberry-ish floral sprigs
  • foil cupcake papers
  • ribbon
You'll also need bbq skewers and a glue gun.

Poke one of the styrofoam balls with the skewer and coat it with craft glue:

Then roll the ball in the fake snow to coat it:

Easy Peasy!

Once it dries, it's time to add the cupcake paper.  Apply glue from glue gun around the top inside edge of the cupcake paper.  Then take the coated ball off the skewer and insert it into the foil paper.  Gently apply pressure around the circumference to make sure the paper is attached to the ball:

Almost done!  The next step is adding the ribbon, if you are going to use this as an ornament.  I used the skewer to insert the ribbon loop into the styrofoam.  

I pushed it down inside about 1/2 inch, and then put some hot glue to fill up the rest of the hole:

The last step is to add the cherry!  I cut off 1 berry from the floral sprig and hot glued it right where the ribbon is inserted into the ball.  Once everything is dry, it's ready to be put on the tree!


  1. very cute cupcake ornament, looks good enough to eat, thanks for sharing. Irene

  2. Hello, it's Irene again, I made these cupcakes to decorate the tree, I had to stop the grandkids from pulling them off the tree to eat them, thank you for sharing. Can't wait to make some more,
    best wishes, Irene