Cupcake Photo Ornaments

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

size: 3"

  • Cupcake Photo Ornaments


  • FloraCraft Make It: Fun Foam Balls, 2-1/2” diameter
  • White cardstock
  • Assorted holiday print cupcake paper liners
  • Metallic bell, 3/4” diameter, red or green
  • Seed beads, small amount
  • Ribbon, 8” lengths: red/white satin cord or baker’s twine; red satin ribbon, 1/8”-wide
  • Child’s photo cropped into 2” circle


  • Circle punches: 1/4”, 2”
  • FloraCraft Design It: Foam Cutter
  • DecoArt Snow-Tex Paint
  • Elmer’s Black Fine Tip Painter’s Opaque Paint Marker
  • Adhesives: Elmer’s CraftBond All Purpose Glue Stick, glue gun with sticks

Basic Supplies

  • paper towels, pencil, paper plate for work surface, plastic knife, scissors, ruler, paper trimmer
  • 1. Without separating them from each other, separate three cupcake paper liners from stack. Pinch fluted edge of liner trio, running edge through glue stick to seal layers together. Let dry.
  • 2. Adhere foam ball into liner trio using glue gun. (Note: Adults should handle hot glue gun to ensure safety.)
  • 3. Place "cupcake" on paper plate. Apply snow paint "frosting" using plastic knife. Spread paint between ball and paper as well, keeping paper close to ball. While paint is still wet, sprinkle beads on cupcake. (Note: Adult should supervise to control quantity. Avoid using sugar or cake sprinkles as sealer would be needed to ensure longevity of ornament.) Set cupcake aside on plate to dry completely.
  • 4. Cut tag shape from cardstock; punch hole in short end using 1/4" punch. Have child write name, age, and calendar year using paint marker on tag. If giving as gift, write "to" message on other side of tag.
  • 5. Cut 8" satin cord length. Loop cord; knot ends. Adhere knot to top of cupcake using glue gun. Make sure cupcake hangs at angle so bottom shows. Adhere bell to cupcake top, covering knot in loop, using glue gun.
  • 6. Thread ribbon through tag and tie onto hanger loop in bow; trim ends.
  • 7. Cut out photo using 2" circle punch. (Note: To see photo position in punch, remove bottom plate.) Adhere photo to bottom of cupcake using glue stick. Let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. Create these fun cupcakes for a classroom tree. Have students gift to parents before their holiday break.