Seems like there are cupcakes every these days...fancy cupcake stores, whole TV shows dedicated to cupcake competitions and recipes for crazy cupcakes online. So, I thought maybe I could find a Tool Time for cupcakes. It's a recycling Tool Time too!
These covered plastic cups are what cupcake papers are sold in. What better cupcake project than the cupcake paper package.
They come with a cover too. Each package comes with 36 papers, so you can collect these containers pretty quick since a batch of cupcakes is usually 24. Maybe the cupcake paper company should either put 24 papers in there or 48. (Just thinking)
See, the perfect fit for a cupcake. Not the prettiest cupcake, but it's my kids favorite. The frosting that has mini chips in it.
Ignore those Halloween papers. That's all I had left LOL!!
Cover fits on perfectly.
Now to make it pretty. You just need Mod Podge, which is a glue and sealer in one...and a strip of fabric. I'm sure regular white glue would work great too.
Spread the glue over the outside of the container. Just the outside.
Thin layer all over.
Place the fabric on the glue and press firmly in place.
Now the bottom is a little tapered,
so just pull and pleat the fabric around the curved bottom.
Don't forget to spread glue on the bottom too.
Fold pleated edge onto the bottom
Cut a circle of fabric to fit the bottom, spread a little more glue on the fabric edge and...
Place the circle to cover the pleated edges.
To seal the fabric and give it a hard coating, add another layer of the Mod Podge and let it dry.
Add a little ribbon to the top rim and you're done.
Just add your cupcake.
Cover the container and it's good to go any where.
You can also add a label.
My main thought was to use this for children's lunch boxes or lunch bags to keep a cupcake nice and safe. However, my husband, who is a teacher, reminded me some schools have a no junk food rule for lunches. Here are more ideas...
- cupcake holder for lunch boxes...if ok for school
- muffin holder
- great for children's birthday parties...serve each cupcake in it or send them home with their own cupcake with their name on the outside
- party favor box
- decorate them in the party theme
- snack holder for kids on a car ride...will fit in a cup holder
- would make a cute pin holder for sewing friends
Have fun collecting the containers...you have to make a lot of cupcakes to save those containers. Hmmm...it's a win win.