Any way, back to the purpose of this post. I decided a couple weeks ago (Sorry, I'm slow on the uptake here) since Eric was working that I'd do some crafting. It's been a while since I've done anything in that department. I was feeling the itch again. This time I decided to make ornaments for the Christmas tree (well mainly just one, I'm gave the other 11 away). So off I went to Michaels to pick up the supplies I didn't already have on hand. And since I had a great coupon and a few straggler gift certificates in the bottom of my purse with small amounts left on them, this entire project cost me nothing! The best kind. So when I got home I got down to the task at hand and began making cupcakes. Cupcake ornaments.
So here is the supply list you'd need if you wanted to replicate these. By the way they were super easy and took me maybe 3-5 minutes for each cupcake. I might even be exaggerating with the time.
sponge brush or paint brush
1 inch ribbon (I chose brown for chocolate cake)
hot glue gun
glue sticks (that should be obvious, but I never want to assume)
sparkles for the icing (I chose blue and pink, you can choose whatever)
Wired holly berry decorations (for cherries of course!)
Christmas ornament balls (I used clear ones from Michaels)
So first I glued two liners together so they were thicker/stiffer. I set those aside. Then I removed the top off ornaments and set it aside. I then put a trail of glue around the centre of the ornament and attached the ribbon. I made cuts around the bottom of the ribbon, applied some more glue to the bottom of the ornament and folded the ribbon around the bottom. Then I glued the ornament using hot glue to the cupcake liner and applied pressure with my hand.
I had two plastic shallow dishes for my sparkles all ready to go. I applied a thin coating of Mod-podge to the exposed ornament and dropped sparkles on the glued area, taking time to shake off the excess as I worked. Be prepared, your work area will look like a fairy shit all over it. Once it was completely covered in sparkles I reattached the hook top.
I then cut a wired holly berry (now a cherry!) to appropriate length and hot glued it to the front of the hook holder (to help camouflage it). Et voila! A cupcake ornament.
I ended up with four blue, four pink and four blue/pink combination. I think they turned out pretty neat! There it is up there on our tree. For a brief moment that particular weekend I was into the Christmas spirit. I'm pretty sure I was over it by Monday.
Merry Christmas my lovelies!!! Much love and best wishes for a wonderful holiday with those who are most important to you and an awesome new year coming your way.