My friend Tammy from Sweet Tooth Cravings asked me if I could make her Christmas elf legs cupcake toppers for one of her clients. The client wanted it to look like the elves had fallen into a pile of snow with just their stocking covered legs and elf shoes popping out of the “snow”. At first I didn’t think could make them, but I poured all my craft punches out on my craft table and after a couple minutes of staring at them, I figured it out.
- Heart Craft Punch, Fiskar’s Size Large
- 1” Circle Craft Punch
- Small circle or sun craft punch or hole punch
- Paper Straws
The base of the shoes are the hearts. Punch out one heart per shoe. I used a tiny sun punch I had for the shoe pompom, but you can also use a standard hole punch. Use the circle craft punch to cut out the top center of the heart. Turning the heart sideways will make it look like an elf shoe. Glue the pompom at the tip of the shoe. Cut paper straws into thirds and flatten one end with your fingers. Glue the shoe onto the straw.
Note: Be sure to position the shoes the correct way before gluing them onto the straws so that the pompom toes point out once inserted into the cupcake.
These were very simple to make. I made 36 pairs of red and green elf legs for my friend’s clients. I also made some variations of pattern and color for myself.
Our elf Josie must have liked them, because the next day, she showed up with some goodies on our kitchen island!