Glittered Cupcake Ornaments
This idea comes from our Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. Glass baubles in a champagne color are given a sweet treatment: swirled in spackle "frosting," then decorated with microbead "sprinkles" and a pearl bead "cherry" on top.
These were used to decorate our Nutcracker-inspired "Land of Sweets" Christmas tree.
To pipe "frosting" onto cupcake ornaments, we used an open star tip, which is ideal for producing a lightly grooved design. To decorate them, we used a mix of microbeads in pastel colors and metallic hues (to complement our tree's candy-colored palette). Yours are up to you: Decorate your own ornaments in any color or style you like.