I was looking for a fun project to make for my kids’ teachers when I came upon this tutorial for cupcake ornaments:http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/11/13-kurtz-corner-13-crafts-of-christmas.html
They’re perfect for Sassafras’s teachers. I like to keep the costs down, and for this one the essential item was white ornaments, which for some reason where hard to find. I finally found some at Goodwill, one pack for $1 and one for $2! Score!
Small red ornaments
$3 white ornaments (found at Goodwill)
$1 small red ornaments (for a pack of 16 at the Target dollar section)
$2 cupcake liners (I have a bunch left over)
Hot glue gun
2 plastic cups
2 plastic spoons
I mixed red and silver glitter and used the small red ornaments instead of styrofoam balls (per the tutorial above), which saved me a good bit of money.
I took off the tops and glued the ornaments into the liners, with the top down in a corner, then I glued the liner to the ornament. I mixed ModgePodge and Glitter, being sure to only use half of my glitter so I had the rest for later.
Each ornament got “icing” made from the glitter and ModgePodge mix.
After each ornament got the “icing” treatment, I covered it with glitter over a paper plate so I could dump the extra back into the cup.
Once these dried I glued the red ornaments/cherries on top.
And viola! Cupcake ornaments! I think they turned out super cute. My total cost was $10 for 14, and I have glitter and cupcake liners left over for future projects. I hope Sass’s teachers will really like them.