How to Make a Cupcake using Spa Socks- An Affordable Valentine’s Day Gift

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This is a super simple Valentine’s Day gift that would be perfect for a teacher or loved one this year. This project is certainly flexible and could be customized for any holiday. This would also rock as a party favor for an older girls birthday party- you can easily find the socks in childrens’ sizes.

I originally found this tutorial on Seven-Thirty-Three’s site and just had to share it with you guys.

Here is what you’ll need for each gift:

  • one pair of spa socks (Target has 2 pair for $2.50 in the dollar spot)
  • hot glue gun
  • a rubber band
  • card stock (I used brown- $0.69 a sheet)
  • scissors (or a cutter for the card stock)
  • festive cupcake liner
  • festive ribbon ($0.99 at the craft store for 3 yrds)
  • treat box adequately sized (pkg of 3 for $2.99)
  • candy

Here is how you assemble…

Start with a pair of festive spa socks. You can get them in just about any color, combination, pattern, or just plain Jane.

Roll the socks like this….
Once rolled, secure the socks with a rubberband.
Next, take a 2 inch wide strip of card stock and wrap it around the bottom section of the socks to cover the rubberband. Use a few dabs of hot glue to secure the card stock in place.
Wrap festive ribbon around the card stock. Secure it with hot glue. You can make a sweet little bow with it, or just leave it as simple as you’d like. Feel free to embellish as much as you want. I opted for simple.
Place the cupcake in a cute cupcake liner.
Assemble your treat box. If you cannot find decorative boxes that match the holiday occasion, you can always find plain white treat boxes at your local craft store, party supply store or cake supply shop. (These particular boxes are 3 x 4.5 x 4.5.)
Place the cupcake with liner in the box and toss in some candies such as chocolate Kisses.
Close the box up and you’ve got a gift!
How simple was that?
I will be sharing this craft on these sites.


  1. What a fun idea!
    I love these kind of socks and I love cupcake-y things.

  2. Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ says:

    Adorable! I'd love to receive a gift like that!
    I'm so glad you joined me for Anything Related!

  3. THat is so cute, I love it.

  4. House Queen says:

    What a cute idea! So cute…I am following you…Stop by and follow me too! I would love to have you!

    1. Thank you so much Michele for your kind words.
      Let me know if you give them as gifts.

  5. Thanks for such a cute and simple gift idea.

  6. Very cute! Thanks for sharing it on the Valentine Craft linky!

  7. I love this. It’s a perfect teacher gift. I’m wondering how a scarf would work rolled up? I may try it. My son’s teacher wears a scarf every single day I think! I’ll let you know if it’s a disaster or not. ha!

    1. Yay. I am so glad you like it. I love the idea of the scarf.

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