Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cupcake Ornaments {tutorial}

Sometimes I never learn.  I've been looking high and low for a cupcake ornament that I like since October.  I thought it would be a fun one to add to our collection this year.  Well, I don't know why I didn't just think of making one.  I mean, thats the obvious answer right?!  But with the cold and snow outside keeping me cozy inside, I finally had a stroke of genius and some time to make these little cuties with Ivy.

 They are perfect for the ornament exchange I'm heading to tonight, and I know you need a cupcake ornament for your tree too!

ball ornament
mod podge
cupcake wrappers
 glue gun
twine, string or an ornament hook

Got it all? Lets make some cupcakes!

Step one: Remove the top thingy from an ornament and set it aside.  Take some ribbon and starting about a third of the way down from the top wrap and glue the ribbon, covering the bottom two thirds of the ornament.  I used brown to give it a chocolate cake look.  

Step Two:  Mod podge the uncovered part of your ornament and dump a bunch of glitter on it.  I used white for this one but any color "frosting" would be cute.  I think I'm going to have to get some pink glitter to make one for Ivy.  Glue together a couple of cupcake liners for stiffness, then glue your ornament in to the cupcake wrapper.  

Step Three:  Glitter the ornament top too.  {If you don't have one of those glitter trays I highly recommend it.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $2 or something.  The funnel makes all the difference.}  Then put that top thingy back on.   

 Step Four:  Tie with some bakers twine or string and hang on your tree.  Then step back and love how cute your cupcake ornament is.

Step Five:  Make a bunch more because it was easy, and you are kind of addicted to glitter now. ;)  I thought the patterned ribbon looked like some fancy bakers cups so I left them without the wrappers.  That mini black polka dot one is my fave, imagine that. How cute are they in miniature?!  I've been a purist on my ornaments but its funny how having a three year old changes that.  I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas week!

Happy cupcake making!



  1. Very cute Jenn. You can also make ice cream cones with a real sugar cone glued to a ornament ball and then decorate...we were given one of those and its very cute. Thanks for the heads up on he glitter tray, I've always just used a paper plate under my glitter craft.

  2. these are sooo cute!! and your tutorial makes them look so easy to make, too.

  3. These are too cute, Jenn! Really...one of the cutest things I've seen in awhile. I can't wait to make these with my girls next year. So many fun color possibilities...

  4. Oh my, those are so cute, Jenn!

  5. Sooo cute! Hope you bring one of those tonight!

  6. These are absolutely adorable. we are throwing a cupcake themed party for my daughter's first birthday. I plan on making these for the center pieces, then they'll double as a party favor.


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