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My first honest-to-god completed wedding craft*:

“What in the holy heck does a ball of yarn in a sundae cup have to do with your wedding?” you ask.

Well, I’ll tell you.

Instead of a pillow, our ring-bearer will be carrying this. It will have a red ribbon tying some (fake) rings to it. (Don’t look at me like that. My ring is a family heirloom. I’m not taking a chance that my adorable but none-the-less FOUR-YEAR-OLD nephew will lose it.) It combines my love of yarn with our love of ice cream, and it will look so cute in the hands of our cutie-patootie ring-bearer.

It was pretty simple to make. You will need:

A sundae cup (mine came from Garden Ridge and cost $1.49)
A styrofoam ball of a reasonable size to fit in the top of the cup (also from Garden Ridge, $4.99 for a six-pack)
Less than a skein of yarn (I used KnitPicks Shine in Aquamarine, left over from the shrug I knitted myself)
Glue
Ribbon

1. Wrap the yarn around the styrofoam ball. This was a little tricky, as it took me several experiments to come up with a way of wrapping it that I liked. If you had a round ball of yarn that you didn’t have another use for, you could just use that. I didn’t want to waste that much yarn with which I could be knitting!

2. Glue the ball of yarn into the sundae cup. I think I used a bit too much glue, as some of it ran down the inside of the cup. Also, I don’t like that it’s visible through the glass. It looks kind of like a wet ring in the yarn. You could avoid this by using an opaque sundae cup. I plan to glue some ribbon over the outside to hide it. Although, honestly, no one but me is going to notice the glue.

3. Thread a short length (probably 6 to 12 inches will do) of ribbon through the yarn on the top, and tie your rings (or fake rings, if you’re a horrible mistrustful aunt like I am) to it!

Voila!

Next up in Cupcake’s Crafty Corner: As soon as we get somewhat unpacked (oh yeah, we decided to move a month before the wedding, because we are dumb and don’t have enough stress in our lives) and our stove arrives, I shall be boiling wine bottles! If this sounds like a strange activity to you, be sure to stick around for my next craft blog.

*One could argue that my knitted shrug was my first completed wedding craft, but as I have not yet woven in the ends or sewn on the button eyes (yes, my wedding shrug has eyes), it is not entirely completed. I’ll get to that one day. I bought the buttons last weekend, at least!

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