Friday, August 29, 2014

Nail Polish Cupcakes Tutorial

Here is the tutorial to make the Nail Polish Cupcakes.  I decided to a Halloween theme to demonstrate the versatility of this project.  Plus, it's an excellent non-candy treat for your favorite trick or treaters!

You will need one of these, Wilton Nut & Party Cups:

Nut & Party Cups

First, I cut three strips of 1 3/4 inches patterned paper.  Then, using my handy dandy Scor-Pal, I scored every 1/4 inch of all three strips.

Glue all three strips together to make a circle.

Using a hot glue gun, carefully glue your circle around the cup.  This will be the "cupcake" wrapper.

This next step is optional.  I wanted to make my cupcake "taller", so I hot glued the top of a prescription bottle to the bottom of the nut cup.  Then, I adhered, the bottle of nail polish with a small pop up dot to the prescription bottle top.

The frosting was made with some orange paper shred that I just bunched around the stem of the nail polish bottle.

To decorate my cupcake, I made a festive cupcake pick and accented with some tiny button spiders.

Stamp:  Stampendous-Bugs & Hisses
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  American Crafts, Bazill, Recollections
Misc:  Hot glue gun, pop up dots, Wilton Nut & Party Cup, Nestabilities, Paper punches, tiny button spiders, prescription bottle cover, spider web die cut, paper shred, nail polish

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Beth thank you so much for this darling tutorial and how versatile it is. You are so sweet to share your designs and projects with us. Konnie

  2. I really like these. I will am going to try and make a few of these for the ladies at the office this Halloween. Thanks for the share.

  3. Beth ~

    Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you for your AWESOME tutorial!! I can use this project in so many ways!! I do have two quick questions for you (your patience is appreciated)!!

    1. You noted that you cut your strips of paper 1-3/4" wide. How long were they?

    2. After scoring and crimping, do you glue the three strips together to make a big enough circle OR do you glue them one on top of another to make your cupcake wrapper thicker?

    Thank you for your help!! I am very excited about giving this project a try!


    1. Hi Judy,

      The strips of paper are 6 inches long, I used paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad. So, if you are are using 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 paper, just cut your strips accordingly. Then, after you score/crimp, glue them together to make a big circle.

      I hope this helps, if you have anymore questions, just let me know.

  4. great project! this will be on my daily inspiration. thanks for sharing



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