This is the season for gathering around the tree! Buying your Christmas decorations might be convenient, but when it comes to decorating the most festive Christmas tree for your home, everyone knows that homemade Christmas ornaments are the best way to ensure a tree full of holiday cheer. Getting crafty by creating homemade Christmas ornaments is a fun project that the whole family can do together - even little kids can be included in the project. And don't be afraid to put your own spin on these handmade Christmas ornaments, the more personalized they are, the better. Soon enough, they will become some of your family's favorite pieces to put on the tree each year.
Styrofoam Ball Cupcakes
These beautiful Styrofoam Ball Cupcakes also make thoughtful DIY Christmas gifts if you require a few. Plus, you don’t need to be a pastry chef to whip up a batch of these tempting treats for the eyes. The best part? They are 100% calorie-free, so you can indulge to your heart’s content.
Things you need:
- 2 1/2″ Styrofoam Balls
- Heavy-duty foil cupcake liners
- Iridescent White Soft Snowflakes
- Berry Spray (color of your choice)
- Craft Glue
- Paint Brush or Foam Sponge Brush
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Ribbon or decorative string for hanging
- Skewers or Dowel Rods
Things to do:
Step 1: Press a dowel rod into each Styrofoam ball, and coat a little more than half of the top of the ball with a generous layer of craft glue.
Step 2: Roll the glue-coated Styrofoam ball in a shallow pan filled with artificial snowflakes, then use your fingers to press the flakes securely to the surface. Tap gently to remove excess flakes, and prop in a coffee can or mug to dry. Try to wait patiently because if you try to glue liners on before the styrofoam balls dry, the sides won’t stick. If you are having little hands help you with this project… they will LOVE this step!
Step 3: After glue sets and dries, add a generous dollop of hot glue to the bottom and the top inside of each foil cupcake liner and press the Styrofoam ball in firmly. Be sure to carefully press the sides of the foil - so the liner is tightly glued on. Also, keep in mind that you may not want to push the styrofoam ball down too far, or the bottom will curve, and your cupcake will not sit flat (not a big deal if you are planning on hanging them though). If you are having little hands help you with this project… be sure to only have big-kids or adults handle the hot glue step.
Step 4: Snip the berries from the branch, leaving about an inch of stem, and cut lengths of ribbon or decorative thread for hanging. Add a dollop of hot glue to the top of each Styrofoam ball, pressing the tails of the ribbon (if you are wanting to hang your cup and berry into the Styrofoam. You can also flip your cherry around with the step showing upwards to make it look like a cherry stem! Allow drying thoroughly before displaying.
These Styrofoam Ball Cupcakes are also perfect for adding a unique, super adorable, and sweet decorative touch to the wedding reception, birthday party, baby shower, or bridal bash. You can create a mouth-watering centerpiece by dangling these sweet decorations from a tabletop ornament tree, or make a sweet bouquet by inserting dowel rods into the bottom and displaying them in a festive vase. While you are at it, be sure to make an extra baker’s dozen to share with family and friends.
Aren’t these DIY Christmas Ornaments fun!? Do they get you in a festive mood? I hope you love making them!