So…remember the free bug cupcake wrapper file from the previous post HERE…….well, I got the perfect chance to use it. My son’s school is Hening Elementary and their mascot is a hornet. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at their school and I wanted to place some cupcakes in the teacher’s lounge so they can enjoy a nice treat. All this combined lead me to making some personalized cupcakes that were truly a hit.
I started out by cutting the bee wrapper (one of three choices–bees, ants and ladybugs) for each of these yummy yellow cupcakes that I purchased (that’s right, I bought them…can’t bake and be creative at the same time, now can I?). I then glittered the bees with crystal stickles, added black paper behind the wrapper to create the stripes on the bodies and then added some bling to the antennae. I then made “Hening Hornets” picks to stick into the cupcakes to bring it all together.
I have been getting my grandson a lot lately and he loves playing outside so I decided that I would make him something where he can have access to and store bubbles when he is over my house, preferably outside…HA.
I found this wooden gate piece that was perfect for holding small bottles of bubbles (the kind you buy for weddings) so I painted it, decorated it, added “Grandkids make you bubble over with joy” and hung it outside on the back porch so when he comes over, he can grab a small bottle of bubbles and blow to his heart’s content.
The smaller size bottle of bubbles is perfect for those quick bubble-blowing sessions because you know grandkids can get bored with one thing after a while and also you can then toss the bottle away right after without having to clean up the sticky, icky bottle for the next time.