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Hanging Cupcake Gift Idea


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Looking for a thoughtful gift for someone who needs a little pick-me-up?  This simple hanging cupcake gift idea will definitely put a smile on their face!

Simple, thoughtful gifts are kind of my favorite. Monogram Note Cards, A Night Off Doing Dishes, Donut Thank You Tags, and this cute cupcake gift are proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of time or money to brighten someones day!

ten mini cupcakes in a plastic bag with a thinking of you tag hanging from the door make a perfect cupcake gift

Simple Cupcake Gift

A few months ago, some of our close friends were going through a bit of a rough patch. One night, our family decided to bring them a thoughtful gift {some cupcakes!} just to let them know we were thinking of them. We wrapped them up and delivered them in a regular gallon-size Ziplock bag, but then we hung the cupcake gift bag on their door as a little surprise for when they returned home.  Isn’t this so cute?!

several thinking of you gift tags laying on a counter next to several mini cupcakes

Today I’ll share how we made this darling hanging cupcake gift AND I’ve got a few different printables that you can grab for FREE! Whatever the occasion – birthdays, happy days, exciting days, or sad days – this idea is sure to make the recipient smile!

a gift tag printable, baker's twine and a bag with mini cupcakes inside sitting on a counter


  • 10 mini cupcakes (I “frosted” mine by melting a tub of store-bought frosting and then dipping the cupcake tops into the melted frosting. Add some sprinkles, then let dry so it hardens. This way your frosting won’t get all over your plastic bag.)
  • 1 ziplock gallon-sized freezer bag
  • printable (download below)
  • cardstock
  • bakers twine/ribbon
  • scissors
  • stapler

How To Make A Hanging Cupcake Gift

  1. Download and print the printable of your choice onto heavy cardstock. Folded in half, lengthwise.
  2. Place 10 mini cupcakes (2 rows of 5) inside a plastic freezer bag.
  3. Fold the bag over, then slide the ziplock bag of cupcakes in between your folded card.
  4. Staple the sides of your card making sure you are stapling the plastic bag to the card.
  5. Cut a piece of ribbon or twine long enough to tie a bow and hang on a door knob. Slip one end of the ribbon through the top of the folded card. Bring both ends together and tie into a bow. Double knot it to make sure the bow is secure and won’t come undone. Trim any excess.
  6. Hang the cupcake gift you made on the door of your neighbors or friends and you’re good to go!!

More Adorable Gift Printables

a bag of mini cupcakes with a gift tag attached hanging from a door

Hanging Cupcakes Free Printable

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a cupcake gift hanging from a black door. at the bottom of the image the words cupcake gift idea + printable tags is written in a white box

(Originally published on Somewhat Simple November 2010)

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