Saturday, November 17, 2012

Simply Cute Cupcake Decoration and Colored Plate

It was craft time at Nana's last weekend. My 9 year old granddaughter spent some time with me and she made a cupcake decoration. We had a house full of family, helping me with my Christmas tree, stringing lights around the deck, and making some new holiday decorations. Usually I decorate using red and green but this year I really wanted to change to a more shabby chic, vintage Christmas. You know what that means, lots of pink!
How to make cupcake decoration:
Styrofoam balls (use any size) I used the hard foam
Mod podge
Acrylic paint
Epsom salts
Cupcake wrapper
Decoration for the cupcake top

Start with the size ball that will fit in your cupcake wrapper. Paint the ball with your favorite color. Let it dry, it only takes 15 minutes. Brush a coat of mod podge over the ball but don't brush over the top. Sprinkle glitter over the mod podge, we used pink glitter. When this is dry, paint mod podge over the top and dip the top into Epsom salts. Sprinkle glitter over the Epsom salts. Top with a decoration. We used a decoration that looks like a gum drop, it had a little wire in it, so we poked it into the top of the ball. You can glue your decoration on top if you ornament doesn't come with a wire. Place the cupcake into the cupcake wrapper. This is great project for children, you could use glitter glue rather than sprinkle glitter for younger children, it might be less messy.

Colored Cake Plate Directions:
For the cake stand we followed the directions for the Simply Homemade Party Cake Stands on a previous blog. We wanted a pink cake plate so we mixed 2 drops of red food coloring with some mod podge and brushed it on the underside of the plate and the candlestick holder. It took a couple of hours for it to dry. It's beautiful, it looks like vintage pink glass!

Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi