Sock Cupcakes are the perfect gift for teachers for the Holiday. I decided to make up several for my daughter’s teachers this year and I’ll be pairing them with a gift card to Amazon. These gifts are great for winter and only require a pair of fuzzy socks, some cardstock, a pom-pom, and some hot glue!
Sock Cupcake Ingredients:
One pair of fuzzy socks
One red pom-pom
Cardstock – to create the cupcake liner and tag (I used a piece of 12×12 cardstock scrapbook paper)
Glue or tape
Sock Cupcake Directions:
Start by rolling up the pair of socks. The easiest way is to start at the toe and roll toward the ankle portion, making sure to keep the bottom flat so that the cupcake will stand upright.
The image above is the top part of the rolled socks and the image below is the bottom of the cupcake – see how it is flat?
Once you are done rolling grab the fuzzy socks, grab a rubber band, a piece of yarn, or a hair band and secure the rolled “cupcake” into place. I prefer to use two rubber bands as pictured below.
Grab the cardstock and cut out a fancy design. I created a cupcake liner in my design program and converted it for use on my Cricut (affiliate link for your convenience), but it would also be simple to draw and hand-cut a liner. My liner was 12 inches long and 2.25 inches high.
Wrap the liner around the cupcake. If there are gaps along the top edge of the wrapper, that is OK, we’ll fix them in the next step. The liner will have a slight overlap where you’ll secure it with glue or tape.
If needed, gently push down the edges of the sock to make it look like it is “puffed” over the wrapper – fluff the sock to make it look the way you want.
Next, fit the fluffy pom pom into the fold at the top of the cake as if it were a cherry topper.
That’s it, your fluffy cupcake socks are done! If you want to fancy this perfect little gift up a bit, wrap it in a cellophane bag and tie it off with some cute ribbon. Or place it in a gift box or gift bag. Either way, the recipient is sure to smile!
I came up with this cute little rhyme and put it on a tag to accompany my cupcakes:
This cupcake is not to eat,
it was “baked” with love,
to warm your feet.
I’ve made three versions of the tag available for download – one that says “Merry Christmas”, one that says “Happy Holidays” and one that says “Season’s Greetings”.
Save the gift tag file to your computer and open it in Adobe Reader. Send the file to the printer. Once printed, trim the tags and attach to the cute cupcake!
Cupcakes are also easy to make using this same concept with other mediums – think wash clothes, onesies, bibs, etc!
I hope you enjoyed making these simple holiday gifts that are perfect for neighbors, friends, family, teachers, and more! Of course, if you know someone with a winter birthday, these would also make a great birthday gift!
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Kim is a Marketing Specialist with Inspiration Media Solutions by day and Blogger by night. She's a wife, mom of three beautiful children and two fur-babies, a Goldendoodle and a rescued Pibble. For even more Inspiration Made Simple, like her on Facebook and Instagram+.
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Cute!! What a great idea. And so easy!
Oh how I love some cupcakes!! This is such a cute idea! And I love the tag saying.
Very cute, this looks like a great winter teacher gift idea!!
Love this cute idea Kim!
This is a really cute idea Kim! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
Cutest thing EVER!!!!
So adorable and easy!
I linked to this cute project in my Friday Favorites!
Thanks for sharing this super cute idea! I made one for my son’s teacher and we’ll be giving it with a real treat for Valentine’s Day.
I linked to you from my blog as well…
Thanks for sharing!
Kimberly @The Muddy Princess
The bowl and everything??!! How cute! Great backdrop for the adorable cupcakes. Thanks for linking!
What a cute idea!!! I am your newest follower!! Come check out my crafty blog at http://www.craftycagirl.blogspot.com
hi, this cuteness caught my eye over at one pretty thing– great project… thank u for sharing.
Those are adorable! What a fun gift idea! Thanks for linking up to For the Kids Fridays! I can’t wait to see what you have to share next week!
:)rachel at SunScholars.blogspot.com
I loved this idea! I’m doing this for the onesies and other clothing for a baby shower. They’re gorgeous although not quite as obvious as cupcakes since they aren’t as fluffy and perfectly rolled since they have lovely velcro and elastic waists.
This is beautiful…. Saludos desde México
I have a friend having surgery soon and this is going to be the PERFECT gift to bring her. Thank you for the idea sooo much 🙂
Love this idea and so affordable and simple! Thanks for sharing!
What an adorable idea! And a fun kids gift!
The download link isn’t working — could you e-mail it to me at [email protected]? Thank you so much!!!
Love this tutorial. Link it up to my Party Tutorial contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes: http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/09/party-tutorial-contest-3.html
So cute! Had to share on our Caboodle Cupcakes page on Facebook…thanks!
Love this idea. I’m repinning it for next year.
This is fantastic! I made these for my daughters teachers for Valentines Day. Easy and fun! Love your poem thanks so much for sharing.
Love your saying…..baked with love to warm your feet!
I would love a tute using wash cloths as well. It was so ironic I just saw a couple of these made (with wash cloths)at our department store yesterday. This time instead of using cupcake liners they had used plastic cones and made it look like ice creams and also they had used bubble tea plastic cups and topped it with a wash cloth ‘cream’ on top with a red pom pom cherry. And of course as you had suggested, tied with clear cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon. thanks again
This is adorable! What a great gift this would make! I think I will make some for Christmas!
Thanks so much for this! I’m working on these for my son’s daycare providers for Valentines Day!