Altered Cupcakes

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These adorable little cupcakes start with a love of the Cream Organza Rose Ribbon.  I could have yards & yards of this ribbon.  I want to make a skirt out of it.  So i got to thinking of other projects i could altered and came up with these cute little cupcakes. 



Score a .5" down the length patterned paper then turn the paper and score every .25".  This will create the folds in the cupcake base.  Fold the top .5" over and then pleate the paper. 


Glue the end pieces together to create a circle of pleates.  Next add lots of strong liquid glue to the circle and place the bottom of the pleated circle onto the punched circle push the top out slightly to create the slanted cupcake liner. 


It will look like this.  You want to make sure the bottom of the pleated circle is on the outer edge of the punched circle.  Let the liner dry and work on the top.


Using just two organza roses from the ribbon, fold the two pieces together and stitch the top & side pieces creating a pocket.  This will become the top of the cupcake.  *Tip: If you want "sprinkles on your cupcake, stitch beads onto the outside of the trim.  Next stuff the pocket with cotton batting. 


Spritz the wooden spool with Maya Mists & let dry.  I used Pomegrante Pink for my spool.  Take a tiny strip of cardstock and stamp title/saying and wrap around the spool.  Using your favorite trinket pen, stick spool & saying into the top of the cupcake. 

You can fill the liner with a special treat or just with the cotton batting.  The possibilites are endless.

I had so much fun with these little altered cupcakes.  I see so many possibilities with them.  They would make great little birthday presents.  You could make them for a bridesmaid gift with jewelry in the bottom.  They would make great party decor centerpieces or party "gift bags."  Teacher gifts, christmas gifts, etc. 



Categories: Altered Art
Tags: altered-art, cardstock, cupcakes, gift-idea, mists, patterned-paper, ribbon, stamps