I adore the way this easy holiday frappuccino Starbucks ornament came out. It’s a super easy holiday craft that makes a handmade ornament you’ll love!
Frappuccino Starbucks Ornament
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a, erhm, love of the ‘bucks. We’re not there every day, but I’m also not saying we’re not there every other day sometimes. And one of the best beverages is definitely that frappuccino–so good. So, since we were making a ton of handmade ornaments this year, of course, we had to make a tiny frappuccino Starbucks ornament.
I decided not to go with the flavor that we normally order because, you know, brown is not holiday-ish; but rather I wanted to make a holiday frappuccino in traditional red and green colors. If you’re ready to get a frappuccino Starbucks ornament on your Christmas tree, well, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Starbucks-inspired Ornament
- Click here to get the free printable template for the inserts.
- Be very careful when you hot glue the cardboard circle into the cup. because the cup ornaments are clear, it will show through if you dribble it down into the cup. So, keep the hot glue on the back side of the cup.
- I made these ornaments with a sample cup I was able to snag from my local Starbucks. They were more than happy to hand me one filled with a delicious new beverage the other day. I decided then to keep my tiny cup and make something fun!
- If you’re not jazzed about using a sample cup, and you want to make little mug ornaments with the whipped cream in the same way, you certainly can. If you do, just grab these little tiny espresso mugs, then pop some clay on top like I’ve done here.
- When I set out to make these cute ornaments, I used paper clay. I’m not sure if I’ve ever used it before–it’s an air-dry clay instead of my usual polymer clay. But it worked nicely.
- To make the whipped cream, I used a clay extruder from the kiddo’s play dough set. No judging, please. You could do that, too. Or, you can not steal from your kids and just grab your star tip for decorating cupcakes–push the clay through that and viola!
How Do I Make this Frappuccino Starbucks Ornament?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Sample Cup from Starbucks (just ask, they’ll give you one if they have it)
- Small Portion Green Foam Sheet
- Red Craft Paint
- Green Craft Paint
- White Craft Paint
- Air-Dry Clay
- Small Amount of Cardboard
- Free Printable Template
- Kids Clay Extruder
- Paint Brush
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Paper Towel
- With the provided template, cut out a large green foam rectangle and a cardboard circle.
- Using a combination of green and white paint, coat your foam sheet, to give it depth. You can even dab it with a paper towel to add a little more shading and giving it a flecked look.
- Paint one side of your cardboard circle with the same mixed white and green paint to match the color of the foam. Allow this coat of paint to dry fully.
- Once the green paint on the foam is completely dried, with red paint, draw a zigzag from one side of the foam rectangle to the other side, similar to the drizzled raspberry sauce they really use at Starbucks. I even painted a little pool of red on the bottom to make it look more authentic. Allow this coat of paint to dry fully.
- With scissors, trim the edges of the cardboard circle so that it will fit inside your cup about 1/8 inch down into the cup.
- Using the clay extruder from your kid's set or a decorating star tip, push a length of clay into a swirl sized to sit on the cardboard circle like whipped cream. Not only did I practice a couple of times, but I also added a little water to the clay and that helped it squeeze out more smoothly.
- Form a straw by making a small, thick (1/8-inch) cylinder.
- Form a handful of super thin, long cylinders from the clay.
- Allow all of the clay items to dry overnight.
- Break the thin cylinders into a ton of small bits.
- Paint a handful of the small bits of cylinder with the red paint and the other portion of bits with the green paint.
- Paint your clay straw a bright green.
- Paint the swirl of whipped cream with the white paint.
- Allow all of the painted items to dry fully.
- Slip the foam rectangle into your cup, with the red drizzle showing though. Affix this in place in the cup with the tiniest touch of hot glue on the back side. Trim any parts that stick up. The rectangle will not fit perfectly--it just won't, so don't bother.
- Make a loop of twine about 3-4 inches long, then hot glue the ends in place on the inside of the back of the cup.
- Press the cardboard circle inside the top of the cup, joining it with the foam to make them look like a single unit. If possible, hot glue this in place.
- Affix the whipped cream swirl on top of the cardboard circle.
- Glue the straw in place.
- Using tweezers to keep form burning your fingertips, hot glue red and green sprinkles over the top of the whipped cream.
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