Nov 25, 2012

Easy Cupcake Christmas Ornaments

Last year, I shared a DIY Cupcake Christmas Ornaments post that has had a phenomenal turn out, and the traffic just keeps pouring in! If you're a long time follower of The Kurtz Corner, then you'll remember I was in the middle of buying our first house this time last year, and did not get to decorate for Christmas. Before I knew when we were moving last year, I was working on a sweets themed Christmas tree. Well, I finally got my wish this year! We all know how expensive ornaments are, and we definitely can't buy everything we want all in one year, so we collect a few each year. This year, I found these adorable faux cupcakes in the plastic food section at Hobby Lobby. Not sure what you would call that section in the store?? You'll find the plastic fruit, baguettes, and grapes in this section. You'll also find three varieties of these oh-so-cute cupcakes! Now, they aren't ornaments, they're meant to be placed on plates or serving pieces as decoration, but I saw them and thought 'why not ornaments!?' They're way more realistic than the glass or plastic ones in the Christmas section, which I love, and easy to turn into an ornament.

For this easy DIY project you will need:
  • Cupcakes - which come in a box of 2 for $10, but with a trusty Hobby Lobby 40% or 50% off coupon you can snag them for around $6
  • Screw eyes - 1/2 x 1/2" seen below
  • Jute or wire ornament hangers

Screw eyes which you can find at Lowes or Home Depot
These cupcake are made from foam, so all you need to do is press in the screw eye and twist until it is fully screwed in. Use some jute string or normal wire for a hanger. It's really that easy! I like these a lot because they aren't fragile. When you have two pups and a sometimes-clumsy-husband, non-breakable is a good thing! They also look super realistic and are so much cuter than the plastic ones you find.


  1. Wow, they do look super realistic! I'd probably try to eat some in my sleep :) Love them on your tree!

  2. oh wow love these cupcake ornaments! I dont have a cupcake and I need one! thanks for sharing!

  3. They are lovely. Very realistic. I am craving cupcakes now! These are adorable.

  4. Adorable! I love this idea, (plus cake is my favorite food.) Shoot, now I want a cupcake too.

  5. Hi stopping over from Creative Mondays,these look wonderful :) thanks for linking up...

  6. They look so so real!!!!! I found your blog via "Creative Mondays Share Your Pose Blog Hop" and I am now following you. I'd love you to check out my blog sometime. xxx Rose from Milky Moles Makeup & Plus Size Musings

  7. So cute! I saw some made with ball ornaments on Saturday, but these are cuter!

    I would love to invite you to link up to Fall Into the Holidays-

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  8. HI, Audra

    These are awesome! They look so real and it was making me want one. LOL You rock!


  9. These look so real, cannot wait to see the whole sweets tree!

  10. These are absolutely adorable! They look good enough to eat!

  11. OMGosh! Those are so cute and they look so real. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. So so cute, they look like a real cupcakes.

  13. Cute idea! I totally thought it was a real cupcake at first!

  14. YESS!! I L.O.V.E. them!! Now I totally want these on my tree! There's no Hobby Lobby near me so I hope they sell them at MIchael's or AC Moore. Thanks for sharing this!!


  15. Nothing better than using cupcakes for decorating! Love it:)
    I found you via Anti-Procrastination Tuesday and I'm your newest follower:)

    Stop by and say hello
    Eliza K Prints

  16. How pretty! I totally heart them!!!

    Have a great weekend!

  17. These are absolutely Amazing idea!

    Would love to share them to my friends for upcoming christmas!
    Hope that's okay! ^_^


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