Christmas Cupcake Ornaments
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Christmas Cupcake Ornaments

Create these adorable cupcake ornaments for your tree or other décor.

Courtesy of the Plaid Creative Team.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Apple Barrel Colors® Acrylic Paint – Berry Red, Kiwi and Caribbean
  • Styrofoam® Balls – 1" and 3"
  • E-6000® Craft Adhesive
  • Liner Brush
  • Flat Brush, ½"
  • Jingle Bells
  • Craft Wire
  • Adhesive Embellishments
  • Chenille Stem
  • Ribbon
  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Dowel – ¼"
  • Cupcake Liners
 

Project Instructions

Peppermint Snowflake Cupcake Ornament

Insert dowel into the 3" Styrofoam® ball to hold while painting. Using flat brush, base coat entire 3" ball Berry Red. Use liner brush to paint peppermint stripes on 1" ball in Berry Red. Let dry and remove dowel.

Glue the 1" ball over the hole on the the 3" ball and then glue into cupcake liner. Glue snowflake embellishments around 3" ball. Let dry.

Cut a 6" piece of craft wire. Secure a jingle bell to one end of wire then insert other end through top of cupcake. Curl end of wire to hang ornament.

 

Red and Green Cupcake Ornament

Insert dowel into the 3" Styrofoam® ball to hold while painting. Using flat brush, base coat entire 3" ball Kiwi. Base coat 1" ball Berry Red. Let dry then remove dowel.

Glue the 1" ball over the dowel hole in the 3" ball then glue into cupcake liner.

Poke a small hole into top of 1" ball. Cut a 6" length of chenille stick, add a dab of glue to one end then insert into hole. Curl end of chenille stick to use as ornament hanger. Let dry.

 

Rhinestone Cupcake Ornament

Insert dowel into the 3" Styrofoam® ball to hold while painting. Use flat brush to base coat entire 3" ball Caribbean. Let dry then remove dowel.

Positioning dowel hole at top, glue 1" ball into cupcake liner. Decorate top of ball with adhesive-backed rhinestone embellishments.

Add a dab of glue into dowel hole. Loop ribbon then push ends into hole. Let dry.

Tips

Paint all Styrofoam balls before adding embellishments and assembling ornaments.