|Sweetness on a tree
Ok, Ok Ok! I know, it’s after Christmas so why in the world would I post a craft for a Christmas ornament? Well….. I’m real early for next year. 🙂 I absolutely LOVE Christmas time plus I’m extremely behind on my posting and blogging. So here we go!
I found this little beauty originally at this site, http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/11/make-cupcake-ornaments/. Such a cute idea! I made a ton of these and gave them out as present toppers for teachers, pastors and family. They are incredibly easy (a bit messy) and oh so cute!
First you will need to frost the cupcake. Dribble, paint or drip the white paint onto the ornament ball around the hook. I sat mine inside the container they came in since there was a nice and snug little spot for each ornament. Then I drizzled the white paint all over the tops. This was actually trickier than I thought. The paint pours out very easily and made a bit of a mess. Operator’s error.
Next either dip the wet paint into glitter or sprinkle the glitter on the painted area. I left the ornaments in their little container over night to dry completely.
Once dry, glue into the bottom of a small cupcake liner. I found I needed to not just put one dot of glue in the liner but rather glue it all around the ornament so that the liner held snugly to the ornament. I glued mine in off-set or tilted slightly so that the ornament hook wasn’t sitting right on top of the cupcake. This way the berry or “cherry” will be on the very top when you glue it.
Then I cut off a faux berry, or “cherry”, and glued it next to the ornament hook on top of the cupcake.
Tie a ribbon to the hook and you are ready to go! These turned out to be way cuter than I thought they would!