Friday, December 9, 2011

Cupcake Christmas Ornament

I saw these as I was surfing the internet, but they were made with styrofoam balls. I really thought I could do better.
What do you think of my version?

Here's a little tutorial so you can make some in time for Christmas!

What you will need:
  • Glass ornaments - I chose pink
  • Aluminum cupcake liners
  • Baker's twine
  • White craft paint
  • Chunky glitter
  • red berries - mine were cut off of a pick from the craft store
  • Hot glue
First, run a bead of hot glue inside the cupcake liner:

Remove the hanger from the ornament and place the ornament in the liner with the stem tipped to the corner:

Cut a length of baker's twine and hot glue it with the berry to the top:

Next, paint the top to look like frosting:

While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the chunky glitter on the ornament.

That's it!  You now have an adorable ornament to put on your tree or share with a friend.  I also made some using brown ornaments - chocolate, you know!  The trick with those was - 2 coats of white paint for coverage!

I think I hear a stampede headed toward the ornament aisle.  No pushing or shoving!  These things are glass!!!!

Happy Crafting!

8 comments:

Paige Dolecki said...

Ann -

That is one heck of a cute cupcake ornament! I love it and how easy your tutorial seems! Thanks so much for sharing!

Paige

Karen Day said...

Ann you're brilliant! Cutest idea I've seen in a while... and I have a daughter who is VERY into cupcakes, so we may have to make a few of these :o)

Twyla Norris said...

This is adorable and so easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Becky B. said...

OH MY GOODNESS...you are a GENIUS, Ann!! A while back I bought some inexpensive silver ornaments in hopes to alter them into something fabulous...well you have just given me the fabulous idea that I need!! Once again, thanks for the inspiration...YOU are the bomb! :)

Jane O'Leary said...

What a cute ornament. Thanks for the inpiration.

Ann said...

Wow these are so COOL I will be making these this year for gifts!

Mel said...

Very cool I will have to have a try on these. Came over from pinterest!

Jennifer Pote said...

This is so cute, im gonna be making a lot of these :-)