Are these super cute or what?!?!? I made these adorable "cupcakes" from softie socks to give as Christmas gifts, and I'm going to show you how so that you can make some too! I was inspired by a post at November Rose , who got the original idea at Greenbean's Crafterole blog. (Thanks, gals, for the wonderful inspiration!!) I tweaked my design, though, because I didn't have the diecut for the cupcake wrapper. Here's how I created my cupcake cuties:
First, start out with a new pair of softie socks:
Begin rolling the socks tightly from the toe end, making sure to keep the sides as even as possible:
Grip the rolled up socks and add a rubberband to the bottom third of the "cupcake" to hold it together. Adjust the top to give the effect of fluffy, swirly frosting. Set aside to work on your "wrapper":
To create the cupcake wrapper, begin by random stamping a design of your choice on a piece of 12" x 12" cardstock:
Cut your cardstock into 4 - 3" wide x 12" long strips:
Using a border punch, punch a decorative edge along one of the 12" sides:
To add a wavy dimension to the wrappers, run them through a crimper:
Run a line of adhesive on the upper side of the stamped side and on the under side of the plain side:
Wrap the wrapper around the cupcake and press together where you've applied adhesive:
Wrap a ribbon around the center of the cupcake wrapper and secure with glue dots. Create a decorative bow and attach where ribbon meets in the front of the cupcake to cover the seam. Add a pom pom "cherry" to the top.
Here's another photo of all of the cupcakes that I made...