I have officially started the holiday traveling so while I am gone I have some fabulous guests that graciously wanted to help me out with some posts.
First up is April from Apple Loves Orange. She has a super cute blog and is one talented lady.
I’ll let April take it from here.
Hello, A Glimpse Inside readers! My name is April and I blog over at Apple Loves Orange. I’m excited to be guest posting while Allison is away! I’m a bit cupcake crazy and have been admiring a bunch of different cupcake ornaments I’ve seen around. I looked through my craft supplies and decided that I was going to make some of my own! Everything I used to make these, I already had on hand!!
cupcake pattern (I’ve included the one I made)
On my pattern, I’ve indicated some directions for tracing so the shapes all line up when assembling. Trace one whole shape from felt (the direction doesn’t matter on this, cause you can just turn the felt over) and one whole shape on the wrong side of one of your fabrics. Trace one each of the top and bottom, also on the wrong side of the fabric.
Cut your shapes out and flip the top and bottom over to the right side of the fabric. Next, you’ll need to attach the top and bottom to the felt. I did this using a basic running stitch (I taught myself how to embroider by watching the videos on this site) just to the inside of the cut edge to, first attach the bottom. Then, I made french knot and straight stitch “sprinkles” to tack the top down and then ran a running stitch just like for the bottom.
After the stitching is all finished, trim any excess fabric or felt so all the edges line up. You’ll then want to stitch on a “cherry”. I used some red leather (thrift store find), but you could use felt or even buttons (I used buttons on a few!).
Next, cut your ribbon into a 6 inch(ish) length. You’ll stitch this onto the wrong side of the fabric near the top. This makes your hanger.
Here is the template I made, for your cupcake crafting pleasure. Right click on it and print it out.
Those are so adorable, April! Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us!
Everyone go visit April’s blog, Apple Loves Orange and show her some love!
Just a reminder, that the Catch a Glimpse party IS going on today as scheduled. So go link up your projects.