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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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Santa Ornament (Lazy) Tutorial

December Daily | 8

santa ornament

Cute, right?

This weekend’s Advent gift was crafts. We made these cute Santa ornaments. Inspiration by Pinterest.

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She’s a good little crafter.

I am not good with tutorials. So, here ya go…my lazy Santa ornament tutorial. Enjoy!

santa ornament tutorial

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Go make something creative.

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BTW: I was featured last week on Living Well, Spending Less. If you’re interested in fun ways to spend less, and awesome link ups, you should check it out! Linking up with DIY Dreamer, A Glimpse Inside and Farm Blog Hop.

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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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Creating something else.

Monogram Fabric Modge Podge crazy:

modge podge letters

Monogram letter from Joann, fabric strips and Modge Podge

modge podge letters

“A” is for Alex

Watercolor phone cases

Watercolor iPhone and iPod cases

New in my shop: Watercolor iPhone Cases.

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Craft Tuesday

Stepping Stones:

stepping stones

stepping stones

stepping stones

stepping stones

Bubble Art: (Bubbles, food coloring, a straw and watercolor paper)

bubble art

bubble art

bubble art

bubble art

Now, go create something. And, when you’re done…create something else.

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Craft: 4th of July felt pinwheels

felt pinwheels

Another dang Pinterest project!

Inspiration for these pinwheels at Lia Griffith. Enjoy!

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