DIY Play Food: Felt Cupcakes |Keeping it Real

Monday, November 2, 2015

DIY Play Food: Felt Cupcakes

Welcome to the first week of November, and to the third installment of the DIY Play Food series. After the box of doughnuts and the bag of candy, today I bring you the felt cupcakes!

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

And even though I guarantee these are free of calories and don't cause cavities, to avoid a sugary overload (even a pretend one) I promise to share something healthier next week. It's already in the making!

There are lots of play cupcakes patterns and tutorials online, but most require more time to make than I want to dedicate them. So I have developed along the years (since my now five year old daughter was old enough to play with her play kitchen) an easy way to make felt cupcakes which requires me to cut only two pieces of felt and then add whatever embellishments I want. 

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

They may not be perfect, but they come together pretty quickly and, bottom line, they are for the kids to play with, so sheer perfection is not required anyway.

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

An additional challenge: use felt scraps! 

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

To make these cupcakes you need to cut two circles of felt. Mine were about 10 centimeters in diameter and I used a plastic yo-yo maker as the template for the circle. But you can make them larger or smaller, whatever you prefer. These were actually the biggest I've made so far. 

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

Join the two circles (I would say wrong sides together but felt does not really have a wrong and a right side...) and sew a couple of stitches around the edge of the circles, as shown below. Leave a small opening.

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

Fill with polyester filling through the opening and them pull the thread slowly, to create the cupcake shape. My only advice is to use a strong thread (embroidery thread for example), otherwise it will break with all that pulling. 

DIY play food - felt cupcakes


DIY play food - felt cupcakes

Close the opening and add a few more stitches around the edge if necessary. Your cupcake is finished. 
 
DIY play food - felt cupcakes

This first one I made using felt in the same color (trying to get rid of scraps, remember?), but you can use different colors too. Here's one make with a darker base. 

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

Now you can embellish the cupcake in a lot of different ways. With pieces of felt and small pom-poms...

DIY play food - felt cupcakes
 
...with buttons...
 
DIY play food - felt cupcakes

...with glittery material (my daughter's favorite)...

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

...or just embroidering some motives (if you're embroidering, it's easier to do it before sewing the cupcake together). 

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

And then, get them all together and have fun!
 
DIY play food - felt cupcakes

Oh, and my daughter wanted me to take pictures of the one cupcake she decorated herself. A total pom-pom overload!

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

You can actually make a batch of these cupcakes and then have the kids decorate them. It's a perfect activity for a rainy afternoon, or even for a birthday party! 

DIY play food - felt cupcakes

DIY play food - felt cupcakes


For the other posts in the DIY Play Food series so far, click the pictures below:

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/10/diy-play-food-bag-of-candy.htmlhttp://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/10/diy-felt-food-box-of-doughnuts.html

Have a great week,

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28 comments:

  1. These are so adorable.
    Thanks for sharing this craft with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. Thank you Julie, it's always a pleasure to link up!

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  2. Oh gosh...these are so cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  3. How cute and decorative your felt cupcakes are. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you Kathy! I still haven't checked this week's party, but I'll get there later today for sure!

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  4. How creative are these? These are awesome! Thanks for sharing at Turn it Up Tuesday.Pinning!!

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  5. These are adorable - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  6. What a great idea. This would be a great activity for a children's party. Might do this soon. Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair, hope you can visit again this week.

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  7. These are so cute, my girls would love them! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  8. Cute! Thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty http://cu-rio.net/home-matters-linky-party-62/

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  9. Super Cute! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again!! Pinned!

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  10. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Beverly! I always love to link up to your party!

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  11. These are so great Teresa :) Thank you so much sharing! My daughter is four and loves to play with playfood..hers is all plastic and crochet. These are great to mix it up. Checking out your donuts too!!
    Congratulations, you are being featured in this week's
    Snickerdoodle Mini Round Up!
    Have an awesome day!
    Joanita

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    1. Thank you Joanita! In the meantime, I made another round of these and let my kids decorate them! They loved it, so you daughter will love it too, I'm sure!

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