Cupcake Photo Holders

By  Kathleen George  for  The Dow Chemical Co.

size: 4"

  • Cupcake Photo Holders


  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4" cone, 2-1/2" ball (cut in half)
  • Lightweight white spackling
  • Embellishments: beads, glitter, craft foam
  • Plaid Glossy Mod Podge
  • Plastic-coated wire, 12" length
  • Pastel cardstock, scrap


  • Glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, plastic knife, foam brush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Cupcake Photo Holders

  • 1. Adults, help kids when using glue gun.
  • 2. Use plastic knife to cut bottom 1-1/2" from cone. Position cone over (for cupcake bottom). Cut 2-1/2" ball in half; use half for cupcake top.
  • 3. Use glue gun to glue ball half on top of cone. Let dry.
  • 4. Print out pattern. Cut cupcake liner from pastel cardstock. For cupcake bottom, trace around bottom of cupcake on pastel card stock. Cut out circle.
  • 5. Glue cupcake bottom and liner around cupcake.
  • 6. On covered work surface, use plastic knife to apply spackling on cupcake top. While still wet, sprinkle with glitter, beads, or craft foam scraps for icing and toppings. Let dry.
  • 7. Use foam brush to apply mod podge on top of cupcake. Let dry.
  • 8. Measure and cut 6" wire length. Curl one end into spiral; insert other end into cupcake top. Insert photo in spiral.