To us, sprinkles say: Fun, Happy & Color. They also spark smiles and hit a nostalgia button for many. The colorful dots of sugar add a festive delight to everything they touch. Sure, you could cover a cake in them, or mix them into cupcake batter to make funfetti. And everyone loves sprinkles on a donut or on an ice cream sundae. But there are so many more things you can do with sprinkles! Here are 8 fun ideas to inspire your next party. You never knew sprinkles could be so versatile!
1. Make a Sprinkle Filled Vase
This adorable floral bouquet really makes a statement! You don't have to worry, this vase isn't full to the brim with solid sprinkles. Sticking a smaller vase inside and filling the between space with the sprinkles is all you need for this effect! You can use faux or real flowers! Click here for the tutorial!
2. DIY Sprinkle Frames
Source: Kojo Designs
How cute are these frames?? And so easy! Just remove the glass and backing of the frame, paint with Mod Podge or craft glue all over front & sides of frame. Dip in a bowl of sprinkles and let dry. Spray with sealant if desired. Replace the glass & frame backing after completely dry. You can buy a bulk amount of sprinkles here.
3. Sprinkle Rimmed Glasses
Source: Style Me Pretty
This darling trick is such a special touch that can be used for so many types of parties using any color combo of sprinkles to match your theme! Just dip the rim of any glass in melted chocolate or candy melts and then into the sprinkles! Looks very cute on martini glasses also and can be used for drinks or a cute dessert presentation.
4. DIY Sprinkle Cake Topper
Another brilliant idea from KoJo Designs! This DIY cake topper is not only adorable, but completely edible! A few basic kitchen tools, some candy melts and sprinkles are all you need to make this fun topper! It would also be fun to do a name or word like "LOVE" instead of a number! Possibilities are endless! Get the simple tutorial here.
5. Sprinkle Dipped Jars
Oh how we love an Ice Cream Party (if you couldn't tell from our Ice Cream Party Box) and these would make a fantastic party detail to add to the decor! Whether it's straws (pictured), silverware, or filled with toppings as a serving vessel; these sprinkle jars are sure to get you heaps of compliments! These are available for purchase here, but if you are an avid DIYer like us, you can achieve this in a few simple steps! Spray paint the jars and lids in desired color, let dry. Paint the jars bottom half of the jars with generous layer of Mod Podge or craft glue. Roll in sprinkles to coat. Let dry. Optional: Adorn with mini ice cream embellishments (found at craft stores or DIY those too, you over-achiever!)
6. 1-Step Sprinkle Tray
Using clear or white trays (with sides) pour a generous amount of sprinkles to completely cover the tray(s). How simple is that?? Best for dry products only like these paper cups. It would also look great to stack ice cream cones!
7. Mini Sprinkled Party Hats
Source: Jacks & Kate
No. My. Goodness...these are too cute for words! Fun for wear or just display and decor! These little hats will get anyone in the mood to celebrate! The full tutorial can be found here.
8. Sprinkle Letters
Source: Kristina Does the Internet
What a fab decor idea! Paper mache letters (like these) can be painted with glue and covered in sprinkles! Not only does it take no time at all, but is is yet another thoughtful detail to add to your party and impress your guests.
Hopefully after this, it's give you some inspiration on what fun you can have with the humble sprinkle. We'd love to hear any other ideas out there as well! Feel free to leave in the comments below. Cheers to all!