Cupcake Ornament


When I signed up last month for the Bloggers Ornament Exchange hosted by Pampering Beki, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do.  I knew I wanted to make an ornament, it had to be “homemade” and from the “hoosier” :)

So, after much thought, what better way to say, “it’s from Hoosier Homemade” than to make a cupcake. But how, oh, how am I going to sew a cupcake. For my first attempt, I filled white material with fiber-fil stuffing and try to glue it into a silicone cupcake liner. Well, that didn’t pan out too well, so I moved onto a flat version, made from felt. And it worked out beautifully.

I had my son help me draw a template (I’m not much of an artist), then I traced the pieces onto copy paper and cut them out. Using the pattern pieces, I cut out 4 pieces, a top, a bottom, and 2 large pieces to sandwich everything together with.


I hand sewed the beads on the top to look like sprinkles and sewed lines in the bottom to give it definition (sorry no individual picture, just the one above)


I glued on a string for a hanger, and glued all the layers together


I’m not going to spoil the surprise and tell you who I sent it to, because she probably didn’t receive it yet. But if you did receive it, I love to hear from you in the comments. :) I sure hope she likes it and thinks of me every year when she puts it on her tree.


Over the years, many of my gifts have been handmade. I enjoy giving handmade items, whether I sew, craft or bake them.

If you follow my blog, you may or may not remember that I put up 7 Christmas trees, and they all have a theme. After making this cute ornament, I’ve decided to make a Cupcake Tree (#8) this year for my office. Stay tuned to see what I come up with.

Be sure to head on over to Works For Me Wednesday, where they are sharing gifts today.

This post also linked to:

~Frugal Friday hosted by Life As Mom

~Holiday Linky at The Inspired Room

~Handmade Holidays at Kathy’s Cottage


  1. So cute!!
    .-= Susie’s Homemade´s last blog ..FNCCC: Week: 13 =-.

  2. amy says:

    What a GREAT idea! I’ve been looking for my handmade ornament idea for 2009. Think I just found it!
    .-= amy´s last blog ..How To Host A Lego Party =-.

  3. That is SO cute!!! Very Hoosier Homemade!!! She (whoever she is) will be thrilled!
    .-= bridget {bake at 350}´s last blog ..Sugar can make you pretty . . . Works For Me Wednesday =-.

  4. I love felt ornaments, and you can make so many different kinds of things. Yours turned out great!
    .-= Raise Them Up´s last blog ..Negotiating My Own Coupon Book =-.

  5. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh my gosh how adorable! I wish I would have known about this ornament exchange. I would have been all over that :)
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars & Award =-.

  6. Jelli says:

    What a cute little ornament! I’m sure so many of the online bakers would love to have this. If I were only familiar with needle and thread enough to pull this together…well, I guess I wouldn’t be baking so often. Thanks for sharing.

  7. brenda says:

    Cute! I love these.

    I’m posting about frugal hand made gift-giving this year on my blog. Stop on by
    .-= brenda´s last blog ..Hand-made gifts for Christmas =-.

  8. Okay, that is just too cute. Love felt ornaments!
    .-= cristin @ simplified bee´s last blog ..Holiday Decor: Ideas for Decorating the Mantel for Christmas =-.

  9. Holly says:

    That’s so cute…I love the bead sprinkles!

  10. Sherry says:

    That is adorable! :D I love it!
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Frugal Baby Toys =-.

  11. Tia says:

    This is so cute! I was just asking on my blog if anyone had any sugar inspired ornaments to make for one of my trees has some bare spots :) I must make this!! Today!!

  12. This is such a darling orniment. Whoever received it will be so thrilled! thanks for linking up and sharing this cute project:>)

  13. bj says:

    This is so so cute…love it.
    Thanks so much for the instructions.

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