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How to Make Cupcake Ornaments

I have to apologize for the late Christmas ornament post, but we made three dozen of these cupcake ornament with everyone on our gift-giving list getting one (or two). I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for those gift-receivers.

how to make cupcake ornaments, super cute, fun and easy!

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CUPCAKE ORNAMENTS HOW TO | These are super easy to make. You will need a tub of Drywallk Compound at your local hardware store, hot glue, ornaments (glass or plastic), cupcake wrappers, red jingle bells, small glass beads (found in the jewelry isle) and a pastry bag.

cupcake ornament tutorial

Cute in any color

Hot glue the bottom of the ornament into a cupcake liner. Load the drywall compound into the pastry bag like you would frosting. “Frost” the ornament like a cupcake. Use a plastic spoon to smooth out the compound a bit. Sprinkle with beads, add a jingle bell cherry.

cupcake ornament tutorial

I like the glitter the best

Place the ornaments in cupcake tins to let dry overnight. Once the compound hardens you can add a cute hook.

cupcake ornaments tutorial

3 dozen cupcakes

Alexandra and I did the frosting of the ornaments. Parker was in charge of the sprinkles and cherry jingle bell. That is the perfect “job” for little hands who really want to help but can’t manage the frosting without getting it all over your table, and themselves!

neon cupcake ornament

Almost good enough to eat!

Christmas Eve Advent gift:

Advent gift

Truth.

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Is it too eary to post Christmas photos?

It it too early to start thinking about Christmas? Before the Halloween candy is handed out? It’s not like I am putting Christmas lights up on the house…but I have started quilting/sewing decorations and gifts for Christmas.

quilted christmas stockingsThis week I finished making each of us quilted Christmas stockings. Using fabric leftover from my Christmas quilt, I mixed in some new fabrics to make these sweet stockings. I used the instructions/pattern from Amanda Murphy’s book Modern Holiday.

But, since  I can’t follow written directions, I had to jazz the stockings up with my own creativeness.

quilted christmas stockings

It’s starting to look like Christmas…

Although the quilt patterns in the book are lovely, I used the same quilting pattern/technique that I used for my Christmas quilt, and I added an embroidered applique (from Hobby Lobby) to the cuff.

modern holiday stockings

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Even though I did my own thing with the quilting design, I followed the instruction in Amanda’s book. I love, love this book! There are so many cute things to quilt for the holidays…and gifts! Friends & family…Don’t be surprised if you get something I have sewed this year. I have big plans.

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Okay, since Halloween is next week…here’s a sneak peek to the girls’ costumes. Today was the Halloween parties at school. A week early, I know. Weird.

super girl costume

She is my super girl…

If you know her, you know she isn’t really being Super Girl for Halloween. She is going as Ghost Face (from the movie Scream). But, that is against the school dress code. So today she is SUPER GIRL!

We found that cute shirt, with the pink cape attached, at Walmart. Can you believe it?

lady bug costume

Aaaahhh, so cute!

She’s not a lady bug…she’s my love bug! Adorable, I know. Love the red and white striped tights she picked out!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

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Instant fireplace for the holidays

It’s a little tradition with the kids. Since we don’t have an actual fireplace, we create a paper fireplace and decorate it. Usually we draw the complete scene out on butcher block paper, but this year we got a little more creative.

christmas craftsWe used twelve 12×12 sheets of brick printed scrapbooking paper found at Hobby Lobby (3 sheets across x 4 sheets down). Then, created the mantle and hearth from black construction paper. Used more construction paper to created the logs and flames.

paper fireplace

Yes, I have waaaay too much time on my hands! (I need a job.) It’s a little taller than Parker. Alex complained that it’s not our “tradition”. I say traditions are over-rated. She added the tree on the mantle ’cause I left that part out, apparently.

Use construction paper to make the stockings and ornaments and foam stickers and cotton balls to decorate. Viola! Instant fireplace for the holidays.

Keep the kids busy for a good 2 hours! Sweet.

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It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas…

Last year I made mini cran-cherry pies in a jar and homemade hot fudge for Christmas gifts.

December 2010 Christmas Gifts

They were a HUGE hit! The recipes can be found here.

This year I am thinking about CANDY! A little Christmas inspiration after the jump…

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