I found this cute project idea on the Dollar Store Crafts site. Take a minute to “Pin It” so that you can make some of these for Christmas 2012!
When I saw these I just HAD to make some of these little cuties for my “Cookie Christmas Tree” – – – I guess it was upgraded to a “Baking Sweet Treats Christmas Tree”!
I was lucky enough to find some GINGERBREAD cupcake liners at Michael’s for a $1.99 before Christmas (how prefect!). I also got some green & red patterned ones at the Dollar Tree which is where I picked up the ball ornaments. I also had some regular cupcake size liners and some regular size balls on-hand so I made some larger ones too. I also couldn’t find any of the berries that looked right so mine don’t have “cherries”. And I used glue dots to secure the balls in the cupcake liners instead of using a glue gun. I also used different colors for my ornaments – different color balls, paint and glitter. Each one is unique. I gave a lot of these as little token gifts.
I had all the other materials (paint and glitter) on-hand so these ornaments cost less than $4 to make. Really not even that much, because I have used the ornament balls for lots of other craft projects.
Thank to goldilocks for the craft project tutorial. Here is the link to the tutorial:
Here are some photos of the ornaments I made.