Here’s what you’ll need:
4 baby socks (2 pairs)
Cupcake box (I found mine at Michael’s)
Each cupcake is made from one onesie and one [single] sock.
Fold the onesie in third’s and the sock in half.
Using the toe of the sock as the piece sticking out, roll the sock into the onesie. Experiment with how tightly you do this. [Too tight makes the cupcake appear taller than is realistic but too loose and the cupcake looks like a blob.] Purposefully roll “down” so each roll is not even with the last, giving it a more stacked look. You can see this in the picture directly above. The picture to the left is the underside of this cupcake – don’t worry about how this looks. It’s going to squish into the bottom of the box anyway.
Use scotch tape to hold the rolled onesie in place, put in a cupcake liner and voila! Onesie Cupcakes! Like I said before, wait until all the cupcakes are done and in the box before deciding to re-roll. You’ll be shocked how much better they look once they’re in the box surrounded by other cupcakes. That said, I wound up re-rolling the red cupcake four times before I was happy with how it looked [meanwhile, my nine year old sister rolled the yellow one on the first try and it was the best looking one in the box.]
One of the things I loved best about this gift idea is that, for family and close friends, it’s the perfect “little something extra” that I find myself so often needing. This craft cost me under $20 and took no more than 30 minutes to complete. Additionally, for those people whose shower you aren’t attending but probably should buy something for (neighbors, children’s friend’s parents, coworkers you only see and work with occasionally…) it’s a really easy and inexpensive way to acknowledge this time in their life.
Comment below if you try it out and let me know how it went!