I'm sure some of you can relate when I say Pinterest is addicting. One of my favorite things to pin are holiday craft ideas. I have to admit that I don't have time for each craft I pin but I still enjoy collecting them for the day that I hope to spend more time. I also really love to pin things that my 3 year old daughter might enjoy and would be easy enough for her to make.
I'll post about some of those ideas later this week but I first wanted to share a tutorial on the Cupcake Ornaments that we made over the weekend. they are so adorable and good enough to eat..but you have to refrain yourself..you won't want to inhale the "frosting" on these cute cupcakes.
Things you'll need to get at your local craft store:
- Styrofoam Balls (2.5″ size for regular sized cupcakes)
- foil cupcake liners
- Artificial Snowflakes
- Artificial floral berry sprigs
- Bakers Twine or Ribbon
- Shashlik sticks
- White Craft Glue
- Foam or paint brush
- Hot Glue Gun
Start off by putting the ball on a shashlik stick and coat the ball with your white craft glue. This makes it easier to coat the whole ball without having to hold with your hands.
Then roll your ball into the snowflakes and makes sure you coat generously. Using your hot glue gun, place a couple of drops of glue with your cupcake liner and place the ball with the stick upright.
Remove the stick once the ball is affixed. Make a small looped knot with the bakers twine or ribbon if you prefer, around the berry sprig. make sure to keep the sprig so that you can poke that into your ball. This will help you to place the berry.
There you go! Aren't they adorable? My daughter loved them so much that she asked to have some put on her own Christmas tree in her play room. We've also made a bunch to sell at the Christmas Market at her school coming up in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for another tutorial later this week where we're making pine cone glitter Christmas trees. I just love spending time with my mom and daughter and having 3 generations make memories that last a life time!!
Have you made any handmade ornaments? I'd love to see them and hope you'll share an idea or link to your blog with the ornaments.