Monday, September 19, 2011

Felt Cupcakes {Guest Post from Tammy at She Wears Flowers}

I was supposed to post this last week, but I was swamped, so here is a belated birthday to me!  I am so excited about today's post because this was a special request I made from Tammy.


Hi! I’m Tammy from she wears flowers and I am super excited to be here because…

it’s Malory’s birthday!

Happy Birthday Malory!

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Today I’m sharing this easy (Zero Calorie) Cupcake {Tutorial}

cardboard toilet paper or paper towel tubes
empty, flattened cereal box
hot glue
2 1/2 inch styrofoam balls
needle and thread (or sewing machine)
felt in cake colors
optional: red wooden beads, green chenille sticks, red pom poms


Cut tubes into 1 1/2 inch tubes.
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Trace the tube opening onto the cereal box. Try to hold the tube in a “perfect” circle. Cut out circles. Repeat for felt. (We're chocolate all the way in this house!)
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Hot glue the flat cardboard circles to the bottom of the tubes. Trim edges.
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Hot glue the felt circles to the bottoms. It's okay if the felt is slightly larger than the    tube.
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Cut strips of felt the same width as the cardboard tubes and as long as the tubes are around (the circumference of the tube).
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Hot glue felt strips to the cardboard tubes and trim excess.Cupcakes 23

Cut styrofoam balls in half.
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Cut out 5 inch fabric circles.Cupcakes 1

Sew (machine or by hand) a loose, gathering stitch (one row only) around the circle at about 1/4 inch. Be sure to leave a tail of the beginning and ending threads so you can pull them to gather the circle.
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Gather circles loosely then insert half of a styrofoam ball. Pull the threads tight and tie a knot to hold it together. Add some hot glue to keep it secure.
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Carefully line the top edges of the cardboard tube with hot glue and glue cupcake top to the tube.
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To make the cherries on top you can glue on a pom pom like this:
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Or, you can use a chenille stick and a bead. Just put a small section of the chenille stick through the bead and tie a couple of knots on one end so it doesn’t slip out.
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Poke a small hole through the fabric and the sytrofoam ball, fill it with hot glue and insert the knotted end of the chenille stick.
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Finally, pop those cupcakes in the oven for a while then…
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Serve them up with your little ones! These are sure to be a hit and might even provide oodles of occupied time for your young ones while you get the next project done!
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Malory, I hope your birthday is lots of fun—thanks for letting me share in it today!

Thanks Tammy!  I did have a great birthday, and a wonderful week.  Be sure to stop by She Wears Flowers and say "hi" to Tammy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Winner! (and some updates)

HI!  I know I have been absent for a while.  The school year started at a sprint.  We had a second round of tryouts for my cheerleading team, and I am teaching two new preps this year, so I have had no extra time for me and my hobbies.  This past week was our homecoming week, and my birthday. 

A week ago, we stayed overnight all night in the school, and decorated the entire school for homecoming (so no sleep that night).  The rest of the week resulted in very little sleep as well, so I slept in until 10:00 this morning, and finally checked back in with the blogging scene, and my email. 

I miss you all, and miss this creative outlet.  I am planning on spending the rest of the weekend working on projects and fun tutorials, to post over the next few weeks.  I will probably post sparingly for the next two months until fall sports and the state cheerleading competition are over, then come back in full swing in December.

Tammy from She Wears Flowers prepared the most wonderful tutorial to guest post for my birthday, and I dropped the ball and forgot to post, so come back Monday to see what she has for all of you!

Now on to the giveaway!  Our lucky winner is #6 Juniel Bingham!

(Does anyone know how to get the picture of the generator in this y it, but that didn't work, I tried to make a screen print, but I couldn't get that in the post, and I tried to get the generator, but it wouldn't stay the same.)