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Cupcake Ornaments

By: The Designers of Deco Art

Visions of sugar plums leaving you with a sweet tooth?  Satisfy that craving for delicious decor with these adorable Cupcake Ornaments.  Made from terra cotta pots and textured paint, these cute ornaments are a fun and creative way to add a little something sweet to your Christmas tree this year.  You could even have these cute cupcakes on display year-round in your kitchen!

Cupcake Christmas Ornaments

Materials:

  • Palette Knife
  • Glamour Dust Crystal
  • Snow-Tex
  • Patio Paint in Mistletoe Green
  • Patio Paint in Holly Berry Red
  • Patio Paint in Fuchsia
  • Patio Paint in Larkspur Blue
  • 2 1/2" Styrofoam balls
  • #8 flat brush
  • 24" piece of 1/8" ribbon
  • 5/16" x 8" wood dowel
  • Wood ball bead
  • Assorted micro beads
  • Low-temp hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Small T-pin
  • Two 2 standard terra cotta pots

 

Instructions:
Let dry between steps.

  1. Basecoat one pot, Larkspur Blue; one pot, Fuchsia; and ball bead, Holly Berry Red.
     
  2. Use #8 flat brush and Mistletoe Green to stripe Larkspur Blue pot and Holly Berry Red to stripe Fuchsia pot.
     
  3. Use brush handle or dowel to push two holes side by side in center of one Styrofoam ball.
     
  4. Cut 12" piece of ribbon. Thread ribbon ends through holes and knot ends together. Apply glue inside Fuchsia pot edges and press Styrofoam ball into pot centering ribbon loop at top.
     
  5. Cut second 12" piece of ribbon. Form loop and secure to Styrofoam ball with T-pin. Apply glue inside Larkspur Blue pot and press ball into glue allowing loop to hang over side.
     
  6. Use palette knife to apply Snow-Tex over Styrofoam balls and pot rims to resemble frosting. While wet, sprinkle with Glamour Dust. Sprinkle Larkspur Blue pot with micro beads.
     
  7. Thread ball bead on ribbon for Fuchsia pot and push down into wet Snow-Tex to secure.
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