Monday, September 19, 2011

Felt Cupcakes {Guest Post from Tammy at She Wears Flowers}

I was supposed to post this last week, but I was swamped, so here is a belated birthday to me!  I am so excited about today's post because this was a special request I made from Tammy.

 

Hi! I’m Tammy from she wears flowers and I am super excited to be here because…


it’s Malory’s birthday!


Happy Birthday Malory!


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Today I’m sharing this easy (Zero Calorie) Cupcake {Tutorial}
Materials

cardboard toilet paper or paper towel tubes
empty, flattened cereal box
fabric
hot glue
2 1/2 inch styrofoam balls
needle and thread (or sewing machine)
felt in cake colors
optional: red wooden beads, green chenille sticks, red pom poms



Instructions

Cut tubes into 1 1/2 inch tubes.
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Trace the tube opening onto the cereal box. Try to hold the tube in a “perfect” circle. Cut out circles. Repeat for felt. (We're chocolate all the way in this house!)
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Hot glue the flat cardboard circles to the bottom of the tubes. Trim edges.
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Hot glue the felt circles to the bottoms. It's okay if the felt is slightly larger than the    tube.
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Cut strips of felt the same width as the cardboard tubes and as long as the tubes are around (the circumference of the tube).
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Hot glue felt strips to the cardboard tubes and trim excess.Cupcakes 23


Cut styrofoam balls in half.
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Cut out 5 inch fabric circles.Cupcakes 1


Sew (machine or by hand) a loose, gathering stitch (one row only) around the circle at about 1/4 inch. Be sure to leave a tail of the beginning and ending threads so you can pull them to gather the circle.
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Gather circles loosely then insert half of a styrofoam ball. Pull the threads tight and tie a knot to hold it together. Add some hot glue to keep it secure.
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Carefully line the top edges of the cardboard tube with hot glue and glue cupcake top to the tube.
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To make the cherries on top you can glue on a pom pom like this:
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Or, you can use a chenille stick and a bead. Just put a small section of the chenille stick through the bead and tie a couple of knots on one end so it doesn’t slip out.
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Poke a small hole through the fabric and the sytrofoam ball, fill it with hot glue and insert the knotted end of the chenille stick.
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Finally, pop those cupcakes in the oven for a while then…
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Serve them up with your little ones! These are sure to be a hit and might even provide oodles of occupied time for your young ones while you get the next project done!
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Malory, I hope your birthday is lots of fun—thanks for letting me share in it today!

Thanks Tammy!  I did have a great birthday, and a wonderful week.  Be sure to stop by She Wears Flowers and say "hi" to Tammy.

2 comments:

  1. These are sooooo cute and Happy Belated Birthday!! I love Tammy's blog and I always read every time she posts. :)) So much inspiration.

    xxoo,
    Liberty

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  2. These are super cute!
    new follower,
    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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