Tuesday, April 21, 2009

fabric cupcake!

beaded satin "cupcake"

this was totally random and silly, but part of something better. stay tuned for my next post which promises to be a good one, i think.

wondering how i made this mini little cupcake? here's the instructions:

1. cut a circle disc from card stock that fits inside a cupcake liner
2. cut a small "x" into the center of the circle
3. cut a circle from fabric that is 2 inches larger than the paper disc
4. lay the fabric circle face down (this is your top) and put the paper circle on top of it
5. using hot glue, attach the fabric to the edge of the disc at 12, 3, 6, and 9 (like a clock!)
6. continue gluing between the halfway points until fabric is neatly tucked and secure (1.5, 4.5, 7.5, 10.5 then halfway between those dots...you with me?)
7. gently push stuffing into the cupcake "frosting" through the "x" cut out until full
8. glue 3 or 4 paper liners together, then glue inside the silver (or outer) liner
9. glue a small amount of stuffing to the inside of the liners
10. carefully attach the top to the liners using hot glue at various points on top of the stuffing "cake" and edges of the "frosting"
11. top with beads or sequins and add a decorative bow if you feel like it

it's pretty easy and i managed to get this mini cupcake after only two trial and error versions. i don't know what you'd use it for...but i know what mine's doing. check back for details!!


Joelen said...


Shauna said...

That is way too adorable. I love it!