* This post and giveaway is sponsored by Coupons.com. All project ideas and opinions are 100% my own.
WHEW! It has been a CRAZY busy week! I have been knocking myself dead this week with work stuff. Blog posts and behind-the-scenes work GALORE. Lots of fun stuff (and changes!) coming up this month, but I think that this next week I am going to just relax a bit. The results of the Craft-Off will go live on Tuesday morning, and I will definitely be posting for S’mores Saturday, but other than that I am going to just relax. Maybe one other post. MAYBE! I know it’s a summer holiday week anyway, so you all will have much better things to do with your time than read my blog. Just letting you know. I am not disappearing on you. Just taking a break. But keep checking in, because I think you will love everything I have coming up as much as I do! 🙂
Today I am so excited to share a super fun giveaway with you! I have teamed up with Coupons.com and 14 other creative DIY and craft bloggers to bring you a $200 e-card giveaway good to either Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores or Home Depot. You choose which one you want! SCORE, right?! Let me introduce you to your lovely hostesses:
Here are the fun food-crafting items that I came home with from JoAnn’s. All on sale. SCORE!
Let’s start with the red stars on top of the cupcakes. They are candy! I used these colored Wilton Candy Melts (which are surprisingly tasty, by the way) and a star candy mold to create them. You simply melt the Candy Melts in the microwave in a disposable cake decorating bag and then squeeze the melted candy into the mold. Gently tap the mold on the counter and the candy will flatten out. Place in the refrigerator to cool and then pop them right now. They were seriously SO easy, but they look super impressive, don’t you think?
Now onto the cupcakes. I simply grabbed a container of vanilla frosting and whipped it up along with some blue food coloring using my hand mixer. Then I used a basic cake decorating tip kit that I also found at JoAnn’s and swirled the frosting onto the cupcakes! Easy peasy! Top with cool sprinkles and a candy star and you are good to go!
One of my favorite things about these cupcakes, however, is the BOX that they are in! I found this in the Fourth of July section at JoAnn’s, and I love it. From closed portable box to a display case. So handy!! I am totally using it for our Fourth of July picnic!
I hope you like my easy decorating ideas, and I hope that you take the opportunity to check out some of the amazing work by the other bloggers!
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