Homemade Cupcake Ornaments with a Giveaway

 ornaments DIY cupcakesBefore I got so into cooking, I was quite the crafty lady! I am now trying to find time in my life to balance my two loves (make that four loves, since I have to find time for the dogs and hubby in there too). These Cupcakes combine two of my favorite things – food (cupcakes to be exact) and crafts! Blogging is also near the top of the list for my favorite things with my family (and food). I love going to school and seeing my students grow into fantastic leaders, I enjoy teaching and hopefully making a positive impact on their lives. I enjoy being a big-kid at heart and making others smile. OH YEAH – making others smile… if you don’t want to whip up a batch of Cupcake Ornaments, you can WIN some at the bottom of this post 🙂

DIY Cupcake Ball Ornaments box of cupcake ornaments

These adorable little cupcake ornaments can be made in about a million different colors and take next to no artistic ability to make! A few supplies (from the Dollar Store or favorite Craft Supply Store OR things that you might already have on hand) and a bit of time – and these little treats are ready to go!

ornament balls DIY cupcakes

We have a few hanging on our tree, everyone who got cookies from me for the Great Food Blog Cookie Swap got one, they’ll be great as gifts for my sweet-toothed friends, or you could even make a whole cupcake tree (how cool would that be if you were a bakery owner!).

cupcake in the snow

 DIY cupcake ornament cupcake ornament on tree

 Seriously… can we stop and just look at how adorable these little guys are – you could even make a whole bunch and then get slightly bigger boxes & give people A Dozen Cupcakes this holiday!

 giftable cupcake ornaments Giftable DIY Cupcake Ornaments
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All you need to whip up a batch of these yourself is…

Homemade Cupcake Ornaments
  • * Mini Cupcake Liners (I used 2 - 3 times as many liners as I did ornaments)
  • * Medium-Sized Christmas Balls (they came 12 to a tube at Dollar Tree, the medium NOT the tiny ones)
  • * Glue Stick
  • * Fabric Paint (I have a BUNCH left over from assorted projects through the years, that stuff lasts way longer than I thought it would!
  1. Glue two or three paper liners (I used just plain white ones, but you could go with foil or something more fancy here) together to give a bit more depth. Just glue the bottoms, otherwise you will lose the "fluff". Put glue around the bottom ⅓ of the ball and place carefully into the cupcake liner.
  2. Holding the liner, pick your base color and paint a (not perfect) circle around the top of the ball, as if you were frosting your cupcake an fill in it. Repeat with as many ornaments as you plan on making.
  3. Then go back and add sprinkles (jimmies?) - feel free to just do one color per ornament or go crazy like I did!

Special thanks to I love to Create for the inspiration for the project!

cupcke ornament balls for under a 5 dollars a dozen

And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What are some of your “favorite things”?* extra credit if you can fit your answer in place of the Sound of Music lyrics!


Homemade Cupcake Ornaments with a Giveaway — 14 Comments

  1. Whipping up goodies and playing with goaties, cuddling with Remmie and cupcakes so yummy, these are a few of my favorite things!

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  3. Long whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens. Great craft idea! If I have time, these may be on my Christmas gifts.

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