The first word I learned when I lived in Japan was “kawaii,” which means “cute.” I fell for all the kawaii plush items and decor available. My admiration for this fun style lead to this idea: a musical felt cupcake! This felt cupcake craft gift is easy to make, and when you push down on the candle, it plays “Happy Birthday.”
Step 1: Cut the felt out according to the pattern (found here). Also cut a rectangle of white felt and a yellow flame (I did these freestyle). Put glue on the rectangle, add the flame, and roll it to make a candle.
Step 2: Glue ric rac and ribbon onto the felt.
Step 3: Turn the pieces inside out, with the candle sandwiched upside down between them. Pin the edges. Sew around the edge, trim off excess, and flip inside out. Sew the cupcake base.
Step 4: Make the face by cutting and gluing felt pieces on.
Step 5: Put tape around the music button and insert it near the “candle” base. Pour filler into the top, pin the bottom, and use a gathered stitch to close the top.
Step 6: Pour filler into the base, pin the top on it, and stitch the two pieces together.
Isn’t this little cupcake craft kawaii?
To hear its song, simply push down on the candle. You can see how it works in this short video clip:
This musical felt cupcake craft can be personalized in so many ways, and with so many different faces. Have fun crafting and creating!