Monday, February 22, 2010

Cupcake Bouquet

I thought I would share this little cupcake bouquet I made for my cousin's birthday this weekend. I used to make these all the time, but I find them hard to transport so I haven't made one in awhile.

I started with a terracotta pot, wrapping paper, a floral Styrofoam ball, flowers, and cupcakes.

I usually just wrap metallic foil paper around the pot and tape it down on the insides, but I wanted to use this birthday wrapping paper I had, so I decided to decoupage it on instead. So I got out my Mod Podge and attached the paper to the pot. Then I hot glued the Styrofoam ball on. While that was setting I prepared the cupcakes to look like flowers.
(Sorry, I don't have pics of this part....my camera died, and I also had two toddlers trying to steal all of the cupcakes!)

Now to assemble it, you just stick a toothpick into the Styrofoam (I find that a skewer broken in half works better for regular sized cupcakes, and toothpicks for mini cupcakes.) and attach the cupcake (it also works better if you use a toothpick to make a hole into the bottom of the cupcake first and then attach it.)

After you get all your cupcakes on, just fill in the holes with flowers, leaves, or you can use basket shred as well. You could also just spray paint the ball to what ever color you choose and let that show through.

There you have it...a fun and simple gift that your loved one is sure to enjoy!

I'm linking this to Kimba's DIY day

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