January 15, 2011

Sock Cupcake Tutorial

The following was posted on the Creativity for Kids Blog back in December, but I wanted to share it here as well!  Make sure to stop by the Creativity for Kids Blog.  There are some amazing crafters sharing some really fun product reviews and other tutorials!
I came across some adorable Sock Cupcakes on Etsy and decided they looked pretty easy to create and would be a perfect gift for my daughters teachers for the Holiday – some fuzzy socks, some chocolates and hot cocoa - what more could you want?

So I set to work and this is how I made them:

One pair fuzzy socks – I got mine at JCP for $4 for two pair.
One red pom-pom
Cardstock – to create cupcake liner and tag (I used a piece of 12x12 cardstock scrapbook paper)
Glue or tape

Start by rolling up the pair of socks, I started at the toe and rolled making sure to keep the bottom flat (so that the cupcake stands upright).
The image above is the top part of the rolled sock and the image below is the bottom - see how it is flat?
Once you are done rolling grab a rubber band, piece of yarn (or hair band) and secure your rolled “cupcake”.  I used two rubber bands.
Grab your cardstock and cut out a fancy design. I created a cupcake liner in my design program and converted it for use on my Cricut, but you can draw and handcut a liner pretty easily. Mine was 12 inches long and 2.25 inches high.

Wrap around the sock cupcake (if there is are gaps along the top of your wrapper in some areas, that is OK, we'll fix in the next step) and secure with hot glue or tape.

If needed, gently push down the edges of the sock to make it look like it is "puffed" over the wrapper - fluff sock to make it look the way you want.
Next you want to fit the pom pom into the fold at the top.

You are done! If you want to fancy it up a bit, you can wrap it in cellophane (or even some plastic wrap) and tie it off with some cute ribbon.

I came up with this cute little rhyme and put it on a tag:

This cupcake is not to eat,
it was “baked” with love,
to warm your feet.
Cupcakes are also easy to make using this same concept with other mediums – think washclothes, onesies, bibs etc!

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  1. Oh how I love some cupcakes!! This is such a cute idea! And I love the tag saying.

  2. Very cute, this looks like a great winter teacher gift idea!!

  3. This is a really cute idea Kim! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  4. So adorable and easy!

    I linked to this cute project in my Friday Favorites!


  5. Thanks for sharing this super cute idea! I made one for my son's teacher and we'll be giving it with a real treat for Valentine's Day.

    I linked to you from my blog as well...

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kimberly @The Muddy Princess

  6. The bowl and everything??!! How cute! Great backdrop for the adorable cupcakes. Thanks for linking!

  7. What a cute idea!!! I am your newest follower!! Come check out my crafty blog at http://www.craftycagirl.blogspot.com

  8. hi, this cuteness caught my eye over at one pretty thing-- great project... thank u for sharing.

  9. Those are adorable! What a fun gift idea! Thanks for linking up to For the Kids Fridays! I can't wait to see what you have to share next week!

    :)rachel at SunScholars.blogspot.com

  10. I loved this idea! I'm doing this for the onesies and other clothing for a baby shower. They're gorgeous although not quite as obvious as cupcakes since they aren't as fluffy and perfectly rolled since they have lovely velcro and elastic waists.

  11. This is beautiful.... Saludos desde México

  12. I have a friend having surgery soon and this is going to be the PERFECT gift to bring her. Thank you for the idea sooo much :)

  13. Love this idea and so affordable and simple! Thanks for sharing!

  14. What an adorable idea! And a fun kids gift!


  15. The download link isn't working -- could you e-mail it to me at msretro@gmail.com? Thank you so much!!!

  16. Love this tutorial. Link it up to my Party Tutorial contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes: http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/09/party-tutorial-contest-3.html

  17. So cute! Had to share on our Caboodle Cupcakes page on Facebook...thanks!

  18. Love this idea. I'm repinning it for next year.

  19. This is fantastic! I made these for my daughters teachers for Valentines Day. Easy and fun! Love your poem thanks so much for sharing.

  20. Love your saying.....baked with love to warm your feet!

  21. I would love a tute using wash cloths as well. It was so ironic I just saw a couple of these made (with wash cloths)at our department store yesterday. This time instead of using cupcake liners they had used plastic cones and made it look like ice creams and also they had used bubble tea plastic cups and topped it with a wash cloth 'cream' on top with a red pom pom cherry. And of course as you had suggested, tied with clear cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon. thanks again

  22. This is adorable! What a great gift this would make! I think I will make some for Christmas!

  23. Thanks so much for this! I'm working on these for my son's daycare providers for Valentines Day!


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