Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY Valentine Cupcake cloches

Here's a little diy for Valentine's Day.  I am in LOVE with ALL things where a cloche is involved.  Problem:  Cloches are costly and hard to find the size you want if you're thrifting.  Solution:  Plastic Dollar Store Wine Glasses and Marbles! 




Begin by cutting the stem off of the wine glass with a small saw.  Don't worry it's super easy because the glass is plastic.  Just make sure not to squeeze it too hard while sawing.  It will crack the glass - don't ask how many times it took me to figure that out.  Use hot glue to attach a cupcake liner lid to the top of the stem.  Flip the glass over (fits perfectly into the cupcake liner lid) and hot glue a clear glass marble into the hole left from removing the stem.  That's it!  A CUTE mini cupcake cloche for pennies!  A mini doily would also be cute on the plate under the cupcake.  Walmart sells great mini cupcakes that fit perfectly!




8 comments:

  1. What is a cupcake liner Lid? I'm not understanding that part.

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  2. It's the lid from a package of cupcake liners. The ones that come in a clear cup thing. I'll post a pic.

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  3. Okay, I bought the wine glasses but where in the world do I find the "cupcake liner lids"...I understand what you mean by cupcake liner lids but I searched for an hour in Wal Mart to no avail...couldn't find them! Can you help direct me to what section you found yours? Also, where did you get your marbles?

    Thanks!
    Judy

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  4. Thanks Judy for your comment! I'm so glad you're trying this out! I get my cupcake liners in the ziploc section of Walmart, where the bags, plastic wrap and foil are. I took some pictures. I hope this helps! Good luck, and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

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  5. I found the marbles at Hobby Lobby in the floral section. I'm sure any craft store carries them in their floral section.

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  6. These are so cute, I make Faux cupcakes and candy and they would so cute in this.

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  7. Dear Anonymous,What a GREAT idea soooooo clever..

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  8. What do you think could be used instead of the cupcake liner lids? I want to make several of these.

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