Monday, 14 December 2015

Tunnock's Teacake Christmas Tree Baubles

Every time I post something about Tunnock's Teacakes there is an outpouring of love for them. When I made a huge batch of Christmas Puddings with them for the School Fair I carefully removed their foil wrappers as I had plans for them. I've got a wee bit of a collection of foodie themed Christmas tree ornaments and I'd tweeted about looking for some new additions and was told of Tunock's Teacakes Baubles being sold at craft fairs by Bumble Buttonz. I got in touch with them but unfortunately they are based in Glasgow and don't do mail order. Only one thing for it. Make some myself!







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Tunnock's Teacake Christmas Tree Baubles

Cheap Plastic Baubles (mine were 10 for £1)
Tunnock's Teacake Wrappers - 2 for each bauble you want to make
PVA Glue
Red & White String

Carefully remove the foil wrappers from your Teacakes and flatten them out.
For each bauble you will need one whole wrapper and the circular section cut out from a second wrapper.
Brush PVA glue over the front half of the bauble and the hanging cap. 
Stick on the whole wrapper and ease it over the bauble and the cap.
Brush glue onto the back of the bauble and continue to flatten down the foil. 
Trim off any excess.
Brush glue on the back of the second circular section of foil and stick it down. 
Smooth down any lumps and bumps. 
Use a skewer to poke a hole through the foil in the hanging loop and tie on a loop of red and white string.



My Tunnock's baubles have now joined all my other foodie decorations on my Kitchen Christmas tree. Do let me know if you have a go at making them and how they turn out. I was pretty ham-fisted with the first one I made but it gets easier! Don't worry about getting them all smoothed out and no lumps and bumps. If you look at the foil on an actual teacake you'll see plenty of creases and that's exactly the look you are aiming for! If Pinterest is your thing the photo to pin and share the Teacake love is the one below. Happy Crafting! 



8 comments :

  1. love this idea, I am not crafty at all but will give it a go!

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    1. Honestly they really are very easy to do. I've had some great photos of those that my followers have made posted on my social media pages.

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  2. Love them! They look so easy to do - even I could manage these. The best bit though...eating all the Tunnock Teacakes so you have enough wrappers ;-)

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    1. All the wrappers came from the Christmas Puddings that I made for the School Fair. I never actually ate one myself!

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  3. Ohhh, I thought you'd actually hung teacakes from your tree! I wonder if that would also work? It'd make a change from chocolate coins :-)

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    1. I'm sure you could hang actual teacakes but I'd be afraid the Christmas tree lights would melt them!

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  4. Love the idea! Will have to try and make a couple for our Christmas tree :)

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    1. Thanks Diana. I'm hoping I've inspired a few folk to make some for their tree this year.

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