Valentine's Day Cupcake Centerpiece
I decided to make this centerpiece for Valentine's Day because it was a simple and inexpensive craft project and it works well with the sign I already had hanging on the wall in my dining room. The mercury glass votive holders ($1 at Target) may or may not be staying.
*9 Paper mache cupcakes from Joann Fabrics - $1 each (less with coupon)
*4 Colors of acrylic craft paint from Michaels - $0.33 each (one sale)
*Martha Stewart Snow Glitter - Already owned (available at Michaels)
*Modge Podge - Already owned (available at most craft stores)
*Paint brush - Already owned
*6 yards Pink pom pom trim from Joann Fabrics - $2.99 (also sold by the yard)
*12 yards Aqua ric rac trim from Joann Fabrics - $2.99 (also sold by the yard)
*Scissors - Already owned
*Hot glue gun - Already owned
*Cake Stand - Already owned (available on ebay or a poshchicago.com)
1. Paint each cupcake with two coats of acrylic paint allowing time to dry (5-10 minutes) between each coat. I used one color for the top and ruffle detail and another color for the bottom of the cupcake.
2. When the cupcakes are completely dry coat the tops with Modge Podge or glitter glue and sprinkle with glitter. Coat the bottom of the cupcake with Modge Podge.
3. Run a bead of hot glue along the seam between the top and bottom of the cupcake and attach the trim.
4. Display the finished cupcakes on a cake stand.
This is my other Valentine's Day centerpiece. The mercury glass vase is from TJMaxx, the ostrich feathers are from a seller on ebay, and the "diamond" is from Michaels. To make the feathers appear taller I used floral crystals from Joann Fabrics.