Do you have a friend? Does she love cupcakes? Is she having a birthday? We do.
You could make some cupcake charms and turn them into cute gifts. You and your girlfriends could take her out to dinner to give them to her. We did.
Let's make some cupcake charms!
Shrinky dink plastic
Begin with a sketch of a cupcake, (or a print out of a cupcake). Mine is about 1 1/2 x 3 inches.
Lay the shrinky dink plastic, rough side down, on top and trace with the sharpie:
Paint the cupcake on the rough side, use imperfect swirls and leave some spaces uncolored (I just think it looks cooler, dude) If you want sprinkles, you better paint them first, remember to do this backwards since the smooth side is "up":
Cut it out, baby!
Punch a hole...think first...Do you want earrings? Better punch the hole at the top. Wine(coffee, hot chocolate, juice) charms? Better punch a hole at the bottom. Bracelet charms? You decide:
Shrink 'em girl! Just follow directions, use your toaster oven...no biggie. Have a dish handy to set on top of them when they come out to flatten them good. This is cute stuff:
Add them to earring hoops to wear as jewelry:
Attach the earrings to a wine glass (or coffee cup, or hot chocolate, or juice):
Use the extras to make a book mark (slip it between the pages of a leftover book from your book party):
You could pick her up in a car decorated with her name and covered in cupcakes:
You could decorate the inside with banners and streamers:
You could make her smile when she realizes how special she is to all of you:
You could take her to the Big Italian Throwdown (or Smackdown as we began to refer to it) at Enrico's.(highly recommended)
(GirlInTheSticks, Joybeadworks, TheTreatGirl, JenniferJuniper, MarzipanMom)
You could make her a special frame, just for your Treat Girl. It could have a cupcake on it.
You could win some cupcake charms for your own girlfriend (or yourself)...want some? Leave me a comment and tell me about your posse of girls. I will draw a random winner for a set of 6 cupcake charms.
I'll give you until June 11th (in honor of my kids' last day of school). So, let's have it!
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