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Gumdrop Cupcaketini

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Gumdrop cupcake-tini is a fun way to serve cupcakes for New Year’s Eve or any celebration.  These cupcakes are made entirely with supplies from the Dollar Tree making this not only cute, but affordable.

cupcakes

I had never heard of a cupcake-tini until just a few weeks when the Dollar Tree asked me to check out the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club. The club is full of crafts, recipes, décor, tips, contests, insider information, frugal fun ideas, and more! Membership is Free and the content changes each month.  Plus, the project sheets can be saved or printed – perfect for taking to the store as a shopping list.  When I saw these New Year’s Eve Cupcaketinis I had to make them! They are adorable.   You can check out the Dollar Tree version, with instructions here.

cupcakes

Supplies:

  • Martini glasses – mine had a greenish hue on the cup part
  • Glitter nail polish
  • Candy – I used gumdrops, but be creative!
  • Cake mix and required ingredients
  • Frosting

 

 

cupcakes

This is the coolest thing about this project – you use nail polish to pretty up your glasses! It totally worked and is just really fun.  The Dollar Tree directions called for clear nail polish and craft glitter, but I figured I’d skip a step and just got glitter nail polish.
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On the first glass, I painted the stem solid with the nail polish.  It took 5-6 coats to get a solid glitter look.  I waited for each coat to dry, but it only took a few minutes to dry completely.  I added a little star burst to the base of the glass.

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On the second glass, I went with polka dots on the base and up the stem of the glass.  Just be careful not to load too much nail polish on the brush so it doesn’t drip or glop.   If you want to give these to guests to take home, a name or initials would be fun.

cupcakes

I used a confetti cupcake mix because it seemed fitting for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Gumdrops

The Dollar Tree cupcaketinis used Sno-Cap candies for the cupcaketinis, but I wanted something with more color.  I found bags of gum drops in the candy aisle at the Dollar Tree and I love how they turned out.

cupcakes

I love how these cupcaketinis turned out and will definitely be checking out the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club often for creative inspiration.

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187 Comments
  • 2dishingdivas.com
    December 22, 2015

    Love this! I can’t wait to share it with my grandchildren.

  • Sheri
    December 28, 2013

    We want to do the new years photo booth idea and the snowcap snowmen for out winter party. Good Luck everyone.

  • Liberty Thompson
    December 23, 2013

    I would love to make the Christmas tree snow globes.

  • Harmony B
    December 23, 2013

    Would make the bottle cap ornaments

  • Adriane
    December 23, 2013

    I’d make the Snow Globe,

  • Bert
    December 23, 2013

    I would make the Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves first.

  • laurie
    December 22, 2013

    I want to try the Festive Snowman Place Setting

  • Jennai
    December 22, 2013

    I’d like to make the homemade snow globes

  • Lisa Vanhook
    December 22, 2013

    The snowglobes are beautiful!!

  • Bryan E.
    December 22, 2013

    Our kids will enjoy the “New Year’s Eve Balloon Countdown”

  • Richard Hicks
    December 22, 2013

    Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments would be a lot of fun!

  • Andrina G
    December 22, 2013

    I want to try the Large Popsicle Snowflakes

  • Jessica
    December 22, 2013

    I really hope I win this! I could do SO much with a DT gift card. I love that store. And the Cupcaketinis are so cute and clever. Great job!

  • Anna E.
    December 22, 2013

    I would love to try the Homemade Snow globes.

  • Beverly Metcalf
    December 22, 2013

    The white chocolate peppermint pretzels look really good. Thanks for having this contest.

  • ky2here
    December 22, 2013

    I like the Baby bottle shower favors.

  • Jaque R
    December 22, 2013

    I am going to try the White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels recipe…yummy! 🙂 Thank you.

  • Sarah L
    December 22, 2013

    Homemade Snow Globes
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Donna Kellogg
    December 22, 2013

    New Years Eve Balloon countdown

  • Mya Murphy
    December 22, 2013

    homemade snow globes!!

  • Terry Cross
    December 22, 2013

    Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

  • Kimberly Hilbert
    December 22, 2013

    The hand painted serve wear sounded interesting. I like quick projects.

  • Elizabeth Ray
    December 22, 2013

    I like the bottlecap snowman ornaments

  • Samantha
    December 22, 2013

    I want to try the New Years Eve Photobooth craft first!

  • Crystal F
    December 22, 2013

    I like the bottlecap snowman ornaments. Thank you!

  • GrandMa C.
    December 22, 2013

    Oh, what fun this would be as a Christmas activity for the 21 and over kids.

  • pamela love
    December 22, 2013

    I love the Gumdrop Cupcake-tini. I can think of at least 10 or 12 times a year to use it. Just change the colors to suite the reason. 🙂

  • Kathryn Mcneal
    December 22, 2013

    I want to do the 5 bite sized foods for holiday parties.

  • Lisa Garner
    December 22, 2013

    I would like to try the Homemade Snow Globe project.

  • Angela Cisco
    December 22, 2013

    I’d like to make the Santa and elf silverware sleeves

  • Sheree
    December 22, 2013

    I would like to try making the White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

  • tina reynolds
    December 22, 2013

    I want to make the Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments my three kids would have a blast with that or the snowglobes.

  • Francine Anchondo
    December 22, 2013

    Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

  • Rachel Ellis
    December 22, 2013

    I would like to try the White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels.

  • Lynde F.
    December 22, 2013

    The Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves are super cute!

  • Ellie W
    December 22, 2013

    Homeade Snow Globes is what I’d try first.

  • kim
    December 22, 2013

    I would like to try the Homemade Snow Globes

  • Nadine L
    December 22, 2013

    I love the Homemade Snow Globes

  • Melissa Teears
    December 22, 2013

    I like the Christmas countdown calendar.

  • susan smoaks
    December 22, 2013

    i would love to try the White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

  • Jae Park
    December 22, 2013

    I’d try the Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments with the kids, looks fun!

  • Jacklyn lauren
    December 22, 2013

    the christmas décor wine glasses with ornaments and tea lights looks very pretty and festive love the dollar tree you could find so many fun things in there stores

  • Theresa
    December 21, 2013

    The White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels is what I want to try first!

  • Kathleen S.
    December 21, 2013

    The homemade snow globes would be neat.

  • Rosanne
    December 21, 2013

    I’d like the Bottlecap Snowman

  • Miranda G
    December 21, 2013

    Homeade Snow Globes

  • Candie L
    December 21, 2013

    I have always wanted to try the homemade snow globes. Thank you

  • Kenny F
    December 21, 2013

    Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments

  • Susan Smith
    December 21, 2013

    I want to make Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments

  • Christine
    December 21, 2013

    the Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments

  • Dianne
    December 21, 2013

    I would like to try the christmas decor by Jessica H.

  • Karrie Millheim
    December 21, 2013

    I would love the Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake! This would be fun to do with the kids too

  • BILL HOFF
    December 21, 2013

    cupcaketinis…would be my first project

  • Mary Cloud
    December 21, 2013

    The homemade snow globes
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  • Pamela Gurganus
    December 21, 2013

    I want to try the Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments! They are too adorable!

  • Brittney House
    December 21, 2013

    I would like to try the snow globes first.

  • Erika W.
    December 21, 2013

    I would love to try the Homemade Snow Globes! My kids would love that project!

  • Breanne
    December 21, 2013

    Homemade Snow Globes

  • Mary Happymommy
    December 21, 2013

    I’d like to try the snow globe project.

  • Natasha
    December 21, 2013

    I want to try the snowflake popsicles first!

  • Kate Newton
    December 21, 2013

    I love the balloon painting idea and I think I could do it to where it wasn’t a really messy craft for my three kids. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Kitty Iecvan
    December 21, 2013

    I want to try the Homemade Snow Globes.

  • Peter G
    December 21, 2013

    The Gum Drop cupcake tin.

  • Sarah S
    December 21, 2013

    I would like to make the Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments. They are so cute, and the kids can help make them.

  • Sue D
    December 21, 2013

    I would like to try the snow globes first.

  • Leslie L Stanziani
    December 21, 2013

    I really want to make the Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake craft with my 4 kids.

  • Heather B
    December 21, 2013

    I like the Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments

  • Ivana Jankovic
    December 20, 2013

    I like Long-Stem Glass Tealight Candleholders 🙂

  • Olivia Parker
    December 20, 2013

    bottle cap snow men are cute!

  • Hannah M.
    December 20, 2013

    Snowman Bottle Caps! They look super cute 🙂

  • carol
    December 20, 2013

    I would love to make the homemade snow globes.

  • Lin Gorenkoff
    December 20, 2013

    I can’t wait to try the white chocolate peppermint pretzels.

  • Tyler O'Leary
    December 20, 2013

    I want to try to make the homemade snow globes.

  • Pam O
    December 20, 2013

    I like the the bottle cap snowmen ornaments

  • Gwen B.
    December 20, 2013

    I’d make those White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels – looks easy enough!

  • Jennifer Dunaway
    December 20, 2013

    I’d try the Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves

  • rayraycartucci
    December 20, 2013

    The snowman bottle caps is really cute!

  • Carla D.
    December 20, 2013

    I would love to try the Homemade Snow Globes first. They look awesome.

  • melinda hawkins
    December 20, 2013

    the snowcaps and chocolate candies!

  • nickie
    December 20, 2013

    I would make the Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves

  • Tim Bowers
    December 20, 2013

    The hand painted serve ware is the best!

  • Victoria Cortinas
    December 20, 2013

    I want to try making the homemade snow globes.

  • heather eg kaufman
    December 20, 2013

    We will be doing the Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake today!

  • Kathleen
    December 20, 2013

    homemade snow globes

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Amanda Sakovitz
    December 20, 2013

    I really want to make the bottlecap snowmen!

  • Ashley H
    December 20, 2013

    I like the New Year’s photo booth.

  • Carolsue
    December 20, 2013

    I like the homemade snow globes. I would make them.

  • joseph gersch
    December 20, 2013

    i would like to do the Large Popsicle Snowflakes

  • Misa
    December 20, 2013

    Sprucing up the wine glasses!!!

  • Misa
    December 20, 2013

    Sprucing up the wine glasses!!!

  • Thomas Murphy
    December 19, 2013

    I want to try the Festive Snowman Place Setting

  • MaryAnn
    December 19, 2013

    I would try the bottle cap snowmen ornaments first

  • nicole lia
    December 19, 2013

    your cupcake-tini is so cute

    • Camille
      December 19, 2013

      Thanks, Nicole! I felt like I spent the day in Candyland when I was putting them together. 🙂

  • allie
    December 19, 2013

    I like the snowman place setting

  • Nicole Lancaster
    December 19, 2013

    I want to try the Large Popsicle Snowflakes first. They would look great on the my wall.

  • Kelly Denton
    December 19, 2013

    I love the snowmen bottle caps

  • Lauren
    December 19, 2013

    Balloon painting actually looks really fun to me! Thanks for the giveaway and inspirational creation.

  • Lindsay Giedosh
    December 19, 2013

    I really wanna try this one! It’s absolutely adorable, I’m already trying to come up with an excuse to do it!

  • jennay green
    December 19, 2013

    the new years eve photo booth looks soooooooo fun!!! would love to do this

  • Kyl Neusch
    December 19, 2013

    the bottle cap snowmen

  • Joni Mitchell
    December 19, 2013

    I love the bottle cap snowmen

  • denise
    December 19, 2013

    The large popsicle snowflakes.

  • Brandi Price
    December 19, 2013

    Balloon Painting sound like something fun to do with our son!

  • Candice
    December 19, 2013

    I would like to make the Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments.

  • Lynda Thomas
    December 19, 2013

    I like the Christmas Countdown Calendar! Too late for this year, but maybe next year! 🙂 Super fun! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  • Christine Waddell
    December 19, 2013

    I love the snow globes!!!

  • alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie)
    December 19, 2013

    i want to try the upside down wine glasses christmas decor

  • Rita Leonard
    December 19, 2013

    i would try the christmas decor

  • Angela Y
    December 19, 2013

    The Bottlecap Snowmen are cute!

  • Kim Kihega
    December 19, 2013

    I want to make Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments

  • Christina Marie
    December 19, 2013

    I’d like to try the bottle cap snowman ornaments on their website. They are really cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tracie Trump
    December 19, 2013

    Love to make the bottle cap snowmen

  • khd
    December 19, 2013

    Homemade Snow Globes! Super cute idea!!

  • barbara corbitt
    December 19, 2013

    i would like to make the bottlecap snowman ornament with my neighbor’s children babscorbitt@gmail.com

  • Gail Rosenstrom
    December 19, 2013

    bottle cap snowmen are soooo cute

  • Tracy Jones
    December 19, 2013

    I can’t wait to make the Homemade Snow Globes with my kids. Its too late to do this year, but this would make great project to go do with my daughters class.

  • Maggie
    December 19, 2013

    I would love to try the Balloon countdown. We do a family fun night at our church every year where families come and we all play board and card games, and then ring the bell at midnight. I think the children at the event would really love the craft

  • McKim
    December 19, 2013

    I would like to make the bottlecap snowman ornaments with my grandson.

  • Laura Lanza
    December 19, 2013

    Festive Snowman Place Setting is so cute.

  • Julie Wood
    December 19, 2013

    I want to make these cute Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments! I really like them.

  • Sarah Hirsch
    December 19, 2013

    i want to try the white chocolate pretzels

  • Brian B.
    December 19, 2013

    We want to make Snow globes!

  • Colleen -
    December 19, 2013

    Oh my goodness… I just clicked over to the site. I had no idea they offered so many little ideas. LOVE the bottle cap snowmen. The would be easy since we always seem to have bottle caps floating around this house.

  • Colleen -
    December 19, 2013

    Those are an absolutely adorable way to serve cupcakes. I love the idea of making the glasses a party favor.

    • Camille
      December 19, 2013

      I bet they’d be fun for a birthday party! 🙂

  • Evelyn Driver
    December 19, 2013

    The homemade snow globes look like fun.

  • Robin Wilson
    December 19, 2013

    I would like to try the 5 Bite-Sized Foods for Holiday Parties! Great ones!

  • April
    December 19, 2013

    I’d love to try the snowglobes with my twins!

  • Margaret Smith
    December 19, 2013

    Love the Bottle cap snowman ornaments, but instead of ornaments, I would make them into fridge magnetics for gifts.

  • Shellyb
    December 19, 2013

    Loved the snow globe! I would like to try that with my daughters!

  • Terra Heck
    December 19, 2013

    I first want to try the White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels. In fact, I think I’ll make some this weekend. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Adrienne Gordon
    December 19, 2013

    The snow globes

  • ArcyEm
    December 19, 2013

    The silverware sleeves are very cool!

  • Leidy
    December 19, 2013

    The first project I would do with my kids is the Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake and while they keep on having fun with the finger painting I would make some of those New Year’s Eve Cupcaketinis

  • Brandy Davis
    December 19, 2013

    I like the bottlecap ornaments.

  • Jennifer Rogers
    December 19, 2013

    I think I would like to do thing New Year’s Eve ballon Countdown!

  • Ann Cluck
    December 19, 2013

    I am going to try the 5 Bite-Sized Foods for Holiday Parties!!

  • Laura An
    December 19, 2013

    I would like to make a cute snow globe. 🙂

  • Tamesa
    December 18, 2013

    I absolutely love the bottle cap snowmen! They are adoreable! I am definitely gonna try this!! I could really use this gift card! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! Good luck to all! 🙂

  • Toneria M
    December 18, 2013

    I’m gonna try the white chocolate pretzels out as well as the NYE Balloon countdown. Hostng a NYE party this year and those would be great to have

  • Lisa Weidknecht
    December 18, 2013

    Maybe the snow globes!

  • Betty Baez
    December 18, 2013

    Would love to try Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake!

  • Betty Baez
    December 18, 2013

    I would love to try the white chocolate peppermint pretzels!

  • Kelly D
    December 18, 2013

    I like the Bottlecap Snowman Ornaments project.

  • Jennifer T
    December 18, 2013

    I like the homemade snow globes project!

  • Jessica Hellfritsch
    December 18, 2013

    I love the homemade snow globes! Definitely want to do those (:

  • Julie
    December 18, 2013

    I would love to try the snowman caps. They are so cute.

  • heather baker
    December 18, 2013

    I like the bottlecap snowman ornaments.

  • rich morris
    December 18, 2013

    Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake looks fun with the kids

  • Ann Fantom
    December 18, 2013

    I would like to make the Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves craft

  • Elena
    December 18, 2013

    I would make the Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves

  • Rochel S
    December 18, 2013

    i want to try the Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

  • Erinn Sluka
    December 18, 2013

    Love the silverware sleeves

  • Dawn K.
    December 18, 2013

    The white chocolate peppermint pretzels look great to try.

  • Jasmine P
    December 18, 2013

    I want to try the homemade snow globes!

  • Christina Howell
    December 18, 2013

    I think the Christmas Countdown Calendar would be really fun to do.

  • CJ Godfrey
    December 18, 2013

    I would like to make the Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves first!

  • Kiara
    December 18, 2013

    I would try the popsicle stick snowflakes.

  • Colleen Boudreau
    December 18, 2013

    The bottlecap snowman!

  • Darlene Carbajal
    December 18, 2013

    The bottlecap snowman ornaments. 🙂

  • Heather Galbraith
    December 18, 2013

    I like the bottle cap snowmen.

  • Julie
    December 18, 2013

    the bottle cap snowmen cuz I have alot of bottle caps to use up 🙂 thanks

  • Mia Dentice Carey
    December 18, 2013

    If I can find some bottle caps – I WOULD LOVE to make those bottle cap snowmen!!!!!

  • Christine
    December 18, 2013

    I’d try the Tree & Snow Jar!

  • Wendy T
    December 18, 2013

    I’d like to try the New Year’s Eve Balloon Countdown first.

  • Evelyn B
    December 18, 2013

    I’m going to try the balloon painting 🙂

  • Lisa Brown
    December 18, 2013

    The Christmas Décor by Jessica H.

  • Ana R.
    December 18, 2013

    Id really want to try out the bottle cap snowman ornaments!

  • Danielle Porter
    December 18, 2013

    Santa and Elf Silverware Sleeves are super cute!

  • Wehaf
    December 18, 2013

    I’d like to try the bottlecap snowman ornaments.

  • Jessica
    December 18, 2013

    I love the snowman plate setting! My kids would really enjoy it and it’s so festive. 🙂

  • Sandra VanHoey
    December 18, 2013

    I like the bottlecap smowmen. Funny, I saw this yesterday on tv as well but it wasn’t for the dollar tree but it was so darn cute

  • Julianne Johnson
    December 18, 2013

    I love the dollar tree for craft supplies! I will be trying the tree and snow jar.

  • Lesley M
    December 18, 2013

    I love the Bottle Cap Snowman Ornament! I may have a small snowman obsession 🙂

  • Kristen M
    December 18, 2013

    I’d like to try the large popsicle snowflakes craft. In fact, I might try to fit that in with my older kids before Christmas.

  • C Hulsey
    December 18, 2013

    I would try the popsicle stick snowflakes first.

  • Karin Beery
    December 17, 2013

    Definitely the bite-sized foods for parties. I like to pretend that it will help me with portion control.

  • Lauren E.
    December 17, 2013

    I want to try the snowman bottlecap ornaments

  • Janis
    December 17, 2013

    The bottle cap snowmen are so cute!

  • KV
    December 17, 2013

    I like the cupcake-tini for holiday parties.

  • Crystal
    December 17, 2013

    I’m love snowmen so I would do the bottle cap snowman.

  • Meagan
    December 17, 2013

    It is getting a little late for many of these, but the Christmas countdown calendar looks like a lot of fun

  • Roxanne
    December 17, 2013

    I love the Cupcaketini for New Years! How fun! Thanks for the chance to win. I love shopping at Dollar Tree.

  • Cheryl F.
    December 16, 2013

    I want to try White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels first.