First off, I have to give credit where credit is due. This idea and subsequent tutorial came from a Pinterest idea (shocking, I know) The link for this source can be found here: Pinterest cupcake tutorial
So, now that I've confessed, let's get started! Also, just as a side note for those wondering why I am writing a tutorial on something that already has one- because mine are quite a bit different even though hers were my inspiration, and because I had so much fun doing it and taking the pictures along the way that I didn't want it all to be only for my enjoyment.
Let's gather the supplies:
polyester snow balls
sprig of berries (your choice on size and color to achieve your desired end result)
hot glue gun and plenty of glue sticks
yarn, buttons, beads, glitter (anything you want to adorn the cupcakes with)
cup cake papers/liners
* I would say that right before and right after Christmas is a great time to shop for these supplies, I was able to get my snowballs and berries for a steal from my local craft store due to the awesome holiday sales they had going on.
Hot glue a spiral onto the bottom of the snowball and place it in the cupcake paper. Squish it down in there really well.
Slowly glue a dot at a time around the edge of the snowball and cupcake paper to make it all stick evenly around, making sure to shape it along the way to maintain a nice round cupcakey look. (roll it around in your hands afterward to make it take proper shape and really bond well)
Begin gluing one round at a time your base yarn or "frosting" until you've covered the whole thing. See pictures below.
make your ornament hanger. Cut a length of yarn two to three inches
long and hot glue the tails to the top center of your cupcake.
Pull a berry off the sprig and hot glue it into place on top of your hanger tails to hide them and more firmly secure the hanger.
Lastly, top your cupcake! Glue yarn on in a zig zag pattern to make it look like drippy icing, glue buttons on one to make it a polka dot cup cake, glitterize one just for fun, but most importantly, have fun! If you have questions about how to make a cupcake look like any I have pictured below, comment, and I'll help you out!