January 18, 2011

Felt Cupcakes

I'm really excited about my latest project.

Aren't these felt cupcakes cute?

The idea behind this craft project is very similar to the fabric toadstools that I made at Christmas. (Mom, aren't you proud of me? I'm using a needle and thread again!!)

Small bowl for tracing
Needle & thread
Ric Rak for trim (optional)
Beads for embellishment (option)
Hot glue
cupcake liners & paper cups

1. Using a small bowl, trace a four inch circle on your felt square.

2. Cut out circle and sew a gathering stitch around the edge of your circle.

3. Pull your gathering stitch to create the cupcake top. Pack the top with poly-fill or cotton balls. Pull gathering stitch tight, close and knot.

4. To keep my cupcake paper liners from crushing from the weight of the felt top, I cut down a paper cup to fit inside the cupcake liner. I then glued the liner to the cup and then glued the felt cupcake top to the top of the paper liner.

5. Embellish your cupcakes with beads or ric rack. This part is optional.

Aside from tea parties, these cupcakes would be really cute party favors at a child's birthday. By the way, Target is selling cupcake themed items in their dollar bins right now.

Happy Crafting!

Cupcakes & tea anyone?


Marshall Lynch said...

felt cupcakes look so yummy,
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Heather said...

So cute. I really like these and the cupcakes that you made for Christmas!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very,very cute!

Lee said...

Very cute!
I have some of those silicone cupcake bakers which would be cute with this project~You are inspiring!

Valerie said...

I love these.
So cute!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Well arent those just adorable? And they would make perfect Valentines Day decor :0)

Jodee Leader said...

Yes -- those are just adorable! So cute!

Kim said...

Tooooo CUTE..
Like always..

Karin said...

Oh my goodness...those are ADORABLE!

amy@flexibledreams said...

Super cute! And they look so easy to make.

Jodi said...

adorable! and thanks for the email! I did see those at Target! Thanks so much!

Life in Rehab said...

Those would be adorable pin cushion gifts too! REALLY cute!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

These are too cute. (love the idea above to use for pincushions)

Chrissie said...

I love how you used real cupcake papers!! I tried to make some out of all fabric and they just look like colorful cylinders.

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