Keepsake Button Cupcakes

How many times have you gone into a bakery shop and wished that those beautifully crafted cupcakes could last forever and I don’t mean on your hips!  Well here’s the solution…Button Cupcakes.

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What a great gift for the person who says no to sweets or better yet the perfect project to create with all the kids at the party! So lets begin with the materials:

Ingredients for Button Cupcakes:

Assorted Button Jar Buttons – Marigold #540001010; Pink #540001005; Red #540001006; Blue #540001007; Purple #540001008; Green #540001009
Assorted Favorite Findings Colors We Love Buttons – #433 Fun; #450 Clean; #422 Primary; #434 Ocean (just to name a few)
Assorted Favorite Findings Minis: #1196 Mini Fun; #462 Mini Ocean; #463 Mini Ocean; #442 Mini Primary

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2 1/2″ or 3″ Styrofoam Ball; Cupcake Cups/wrappers (baking); Quilting Pins (assorted colors – your preference); Glue; Plastic bag; ribbon; scissors.

I like to prep my area before I begin – this way I have everything ready…

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How to Make Button Cupcakes:

To begin, take your styrofoam ball and press down gently creating a “flat” bottom (this helps the styrofoam ball from rolling around) Add some glue to the bottom of the cupcake wrapper and place ball inside.

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Your ready to start – buttons spread out and ready for the pickings…

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Start from the bottom (meaning where the lip of the wrapper begins) and work around and up.  You can double stack buttons to create the layered look . As shown in the photo below – with a quilting pin slide one or two buttons thru the button hole and then insert into the styrofoam ball…

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continue all the way around and up until you’ve covered all of the styrofoam ball.

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As you can see from the second photo there are some open spaces – I suggest working all the way up and then come back and fill in the empty spaces – here you can use the smaller buttons.

hint: cover the base of the ball with the Button Jar Buttons and then fill in with the Favorite Findings Buttons as shown below.

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and before you know it you’re done!   Now just slide it into a plastic bag add some ribbon, trim excess plastic and your Button Cupcake is now a wonderful gift!

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  They are very addicting but no calories involved!

As they say you can’t just Create (eat) one!

Here’s one I created for a gift….

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Happy Crafting!

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