Keeping with the theme from last week of making flowers from kitchen pantry items (see my coffee filter flowers here) this week I am making flowers out of cupcake liners!
These are very economical, I got a pack of 80 cupcake liners at the dollar store for $1, and since you only need 3 liners per flower, that’s like… 26 flowers for just $1!!
You will need:
– Cupcake liners
– Hot glue gun
– Skewer or stick
*** QUICK TIP: I cut up a wire hanger into 4 pieces to be used as stems. This makes the flowers bendable to different angles, and is a great upcycling opportunity! ***
Grab 3 cupcake liners, stack them together, and flatten them out.
Fold your liners in half like a taco.
Fold your liners in half again, into a quarter circle shape.
Cut out your petals. You can keep them rounded, or spiky, or scalloped, or really wide, or really skinny- the possibilities are endless! And each different type of petal shape results in a different looking flower.
Open up your folded cupcake liners. Take a moment to fix any petals if needed.
Push your stick through the centre of all cupcake liners. Now you are ready to start gluing!
Put hot glue in the centre of the cupcake liner, and bunch it together at the tip of the stick. Your petals may get a bit bunched at first, but that is ok, that is the centre of your flower, so will naturally look more dense.
Keep gluing your liners one at a time, making sure the glue comes in contact with both the previous liner and the stick itself.
You can add silk leaves, or green ribbon along the base of the flower. Play around with different petal shapes for a different result!
These are fantastic to use in centrepieces for events and weddings. I have experimented and tried coloring it with different methods, but since the liners are water-repellant I have not yet found a method that works! If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below!
You can use different colored liners- pastel ones look great! Patterned liners are fun too, but not as realistic looking.
Here’s a full recap of all the steps, feel free to pin it and save it for your next event!