Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cupcake Ornament Tutorial

Our tree was looking a little naked since I threw out all our old hand-me-down ornaments after Christmas last year. I was thinking about things that I liked that could maybe be an ornament for the tree. I have an Eeyore, sock monkey, Victoria's Secret Pink dog, photo of Kitty, etc. but nothing to remind me of all the yummy holiday foods I look forward to. So the cupcake ornament was born!

I took a bunch of different ideas I found online and combined them to make this one. To start out, I took a cupcake cup and placed it face down on some white fabric. I drew a circle that was about 1.5" bigger than the cup.
Then I cut out the circle and loosely sewed around the edge. The stitches are about .5" from the edge.
I didn't knot the end of the thread so I could pull both ends to create a little pouch.
I used some stuffing to fill the pouch until I liked the size and it fit well in the cup. Then I tied a knot with the thread to hold the stuffing in.
I found these berries at a craft store for 50 cents to use as cherries on the cupcakes.

I cut off a berry with a little wire left on the end. Using some metallic string, I tied a knot tightly around the berry and hot glued it to hold. Then I tied the ends at the top to use as the ornament hanger.
I placed the stuffed pouch in the cupcake cup and hot glued them together around the top edge of the cup.
Once the glue was dry, I added the cherry in the middle and got to work on the sprinkles. There's 2 ways to do the sprinkles depending on what will work better in your house. If you have young children or pets, skip down to the second method.

For this option, I took some silver stick pins and used them to attached sequins to the cupcake.
And the second method that's a little safer is to use the hot glue gun to glue sequins to the cupcake.
Here's my yummy cupcake hanging on the tree.
Hungry, anyone? :)


22 comments :

  1. Cute! Looks just great! I might have to try this myself but it'll probably have to be for next year's tree as my crafty schedule is packed until Christmas.

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  2. Oh my gosh! This is so darn adorable!!! My daughter would LOVE these!!!

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  3. This is so cute...it makes me think of the sweet little nugget that I nanny, I may have to make her one! Thank you for the darling comment! I'm thinking of making a flower band for myself...it's kind of sad seeing those little creations already wrapped under the tree...but I knew if I didn't go ahead and wrap them, I would end up wearing them...and then probably keeping them. I really lack self control in the accessories department. Also, your cranberry upside down cake looks delish!!! I may lack some self control in the dessert department as well.

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  4. Absolutely darling!!! (And almost edible.)

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

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  5. This is adorable!!

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  6. Awww... this the is cutest little "handmade" cupcake! I just bought one similar at Macy's this past weekend and now I'm so... wishing I had just made it.
    Gifts mean so... much more when they're handmade!
    Thanks for sharing... :)

    Happy Holidays!

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  7. That is adorable...I must make one...my little girl used to be obsessed with cupcakes!

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  8. How sweet! I wouldn't have thought of using pins on the sequins. That was a great tip. The berries look PERFECT as cherries. All bright and plumptious!

    Sarahx

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  9. So cute! Definitely going to make some of these and put them at the top of the tree so my kids don't try to eat them!

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  10. I love this project. It's perfect for school break activity.

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  11. Very cute project. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. What a cute craft/ornament idea. It looks yummy.

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  13. these are really cute I am a new follower I love to see new things and whats going on if you are like me come over to my blog and say hi

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  14. Lovely!!! We would love for you to link it up! :) http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2010/12/fancy-this-fridays-edition-3.html

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  15. So cute! I enjoyed looking around your blog...you are very creative. I am a new follower :o)

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  16. Sew adorable! Sorry Lisa, I couldn't help the pun! I love this project! Cupcakes always put a smile on my face, as do glittery things like sequins!

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  17. This is so, so cute! I wonder if you could make a giant version to use as a decorative pillow. :)

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  18. Just wanted to say thanks so much for linking up to Truly Lovely!!! Hope to see you again and again!!! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com

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  19. Girl you just keep amazing me with awesome things to do!

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  20. Your cupcake turned out fantastic. I am going to try this next year.

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    Check the top of the blog to find where to link them.

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  21. I love this, If I still had my bakery open this would be perfect for our tree in it. I may have to make some so I will have them for when we do get to open again.
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