Soccer Cupcakes

Soccer CupCakes {Dolen Diaries}

I love a theme and a celebration so when we were assigned to bring treats for Ash’s 1st soccer game of the season I couldn’t resist doing a little something special! I whipped these Soccer Cupcakes out in no time and you can do it, too! I’ll share my cheater methods with you!

To start, I use a box mix to make my cupcakes. Usually one that is on sale, yes I’m that picky. Then for frosting most of the time I use the can-o-frosting that is next to the cupcake mix but to make it a little thicker for piping I beat in some butter, powdered sugar, & pure vanilla. I don’t measure any of these…just start small with both because you can always add more but you can’t take it out!

To make the frosting green, I use Wilton’s coloring gel in Leaf Green. I can never make a bright enough color with the liquid food coloring from the grocery store. You can find the coloring gel at most craft stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or JoAnn’s. *A little tip…to add the coloring gel dip a clean toothpick into the gel then dip that same toothpick into the frosting. Swirl it around mixing the gel into the frosting. If you need more color get another CLEAN toothpick and repeat. Never dip a frosting colored toothpick into the gel, you’ll contaminate the gel.

Once you get your color all dialed in you’re ready to fill your piping bag.

I used Wilton’s #21 decorating tip to make this “grass blade”.

To cover the whole cupcake with “grass” I first piped a row along the outter edge of the cupcake.

Then I piped a second row of grass.

I continued to pipe until the whole top was covered in “grass”.

For the soccer balls, I used Wilton’s candy melts & some black decorating gel.

These are SO easy to make! I simply put a candy melt on top of the grass upside down and add some black blobs. Done!

Aren’t these Soccer Cupcakes super cute!?! They were a total hit with Ash’s team and I know they will be for yours, too!!

Fall Watering Can

Fall is my favorite season with it’s crunchy leaves, crisp apples, and cozy sweaters so I couldn’t wait to add a little fall flair to my front porch. A fall watering can seemed like the perfect touch!

Here’s what it looked like this summer…love these PB inspired buoys but it’s time to pack them away until next summer.

Micah came home with this vintage watering can and I thought it would be add the perfect on the porch. It was covered in cobwebs so I had to use a stiff brush and brush it off before it could come into the house.

I opened Cricut Design Space on my computer and typed the word fall. using the font street sign. I love the simplicity of the street sign font but it came with 3 layers. I knew I only wanted a single layer so I clicked the eyes next to the other two layers to make them disappear. {If you want to keep those layers back all you have to do is click the eyes again.}

I applied the vinyl fall. {mine is 3 x 3″} to the watering can using some transfer tape. I love the mix of the more modern black font with the vintage watering can, it’s very modern farmhouse dontcha think?

I felt like my fall watering can needed a little something so I picked up this wheat from Hobby Lobby’s floral department. Bonus it was a day that all their floral was 50% off! I love their sales!!

I trimmed the ends of the wheat to create the perfect length for my fall watering can and did a little wheat arranging. Ahhh….the perfect fall décor and it only took a couple of minutes! Love that!

Now  that I’ve shared how I put together my fall watering can it’s time to check out some other fabulously fall projects from some of my favorite blogger friends!

Dolen Diaries  ||  Fall Watering Can
Here Comes the Sun  ||  Easy Glitter Burlap Fall Wreath
The Taylor House  ||  Pumpkin Brownies
Crafting in the Rain  ||  Fall Jars
Do Small Things with Love  ||  Fall Leaves Embroidery Hoops
Just Us Four  ||  Apple Cobbler
Practically Functional  ||  DIY Lace Up Rain Boots