DIY Cupcake Ornaments

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These DIY Cupcake Ornaments are a sweet treat for your Christmas tree! With just a few simple supplies, you’ll have a great time making this fun and easy holiday decoration with the kiddos!

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Cupcakes ornaments with a Christmas tree branch behind them

These adorable cupcake Christmas ornaments are a festive craft that you’ll have a great time making – and you can enjoy this cute decor year after year. The best part is that these ornaments can be made with supplies from the Dollar Store. They’re quick and easy to make and a great way to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.

Make some popcorn and hot cocoa (or maybe some Christmas tree cupcakes), play some Christmas movies and turn it into a holiday crafting party. You could even make these Clothespin Christmas Tree Ornaments too!

Be sure to make lots of extras to share. You can also give as gifts or use as gift tags. Then, the kids can enjoy seeing their ornaments on the tree all season long!

Christmas ornament cupcakes on fir branch

Why We Love This Craft

It’s Inexpensive – Most of the supplies for this cute cupcake ornament tutorial can be purchased at the Dollar Store, and there are large bottles of dimensional Fabric Paint available at Wal-Mart for just $5.00.

Quick and Easy – This ornament craft comes together in just 30 minutes (not including drying time) and has just a few simple steps.

It’s Versatile – Decorate your tree with these cute ornaments. They look like cupcakes sprinkled with sugar. You can also give them as gifts or add a tag and use them as gift tags for your presents.


Supplies for Christmas cupcake ornaments
  • Christmas ornaments, white – Dollar Store
  • Cupcake liners with red and green Christmas patterns
  • Red, white, and green tinsel pom poms – Dollar Store
  • Dimensional fabric paint, red and green
  • Glitter, clear – Dollar Store
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Plastic palette knife – Dollar Store
  • Scissors
  • Plain paper
  • Red and green baker’s twine (or ribbon) – Dollar Store

More Holiday Craft Ideas

Looking for more crafts to create some holiday fun? You’ll love this cute Clothespin Snowman Craft, this fun Christmas Mason Jar, or this adorable Clothespin Reindeer Ornament.

And if making those cupcake ornaments starts making you hungry for cupcakes, why not bake some to go with your craft project? We’ve got plenty of delicious cupcakes that are perfect for a holiday crafting party. Try these Nutter Butter Reindeer Cupcakes or these Santa Hat Cupcakes.

Christmas Cupcake Ornaments on tree branch with pine cones
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DIY Cupcake Ornaments

Cook Time 30 minutes
Drying time 8 hours
These Cupcake Ornaments are easy, fun and budget-friendly too! They'll make the perfect addition to your Christmas tree this year!



  • Push the foam ornaments down gently onto your work surface to flatten them at the base. Make sure the ornament cap is at the top, then use a glue gun to glue an ornament into a paper cupcake liner. Apply glue at the base and around the edge of the cupcake liner to ensure that the ornament is secure.
    Christmas Ornaments, Cupcake Liners – Red and Green Christmas Patterns
    Diy christmas ornaments with a glue gun.
  • Apply a generous amount of dimensional fabric paint to the top of the ornament.
    Red Dimensional Fabric Paint, Green Dimensional Fabric Paint
    A cupcake ornament next to a bottle of paint.
  • Use the plastic palette knife to spread the dimensional fabric paint around evenly so that it resembles frosting. Use the red paint for the green cupcake liners and the green paint for the red cupcake liners
    A person using a spoon to decorate a watermelon.
  • Place the frosted cupcake on a piece of plain paper and sprinkle it with the clear glitter. Return the excess glitter to its container and set cupcake ornament aside to dry overnight.
    Clear Glitter
    Christmas cupcakes with sprinkles and a salt shaker.
  • Measure and cut a ten-inch piece of baker’s twine. Thread it through the ornament hanger and tie into a loop. Glue a pom pom to both sides of the hanger to hide the knot and serve as the cherry on the cupcake.
    Holiday Pom Poms – Red, white and green, Red Christmas twine, Green Christmas twine
    Two christmas ornaments with a glue gun next to them.
  • Now all that's left is to decorate your tree!
    Two cupcake ornaments on a festive Christmas tree.


If you can’t find white ornaments, you could also use styrofoam balls.
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