Cupcake liner flowers gorgeous and easy to make
Have a spring fling with cupcake liner crafts
Flowers link to our lives at every turn. Be it event decor, milestone celebrations or home decorating. Whether you are a seasoned crafter, a passionate homemaker, or both, making cupcake liner flowers is worth a try. All you’ll need is a few additional supplies to create your own bunch of beauties. This post offers inspiration for creating a range of beautiful flowers with cupcake liners.
Love imagination and thought
If you are creative and love flowers, give it a go. It need not be extravagant and time consuming; only thoughtful. But if you lean toward the spectacular, don’t be shy; creating a sensational bunch is just as easy. Entertaining in springtime is customary activity for many of us; and with that, comes a feeling of wanting to create a welcoming atmosphere for our guests.
Flowers might be all you need
That spring is here, means the buzz is usually about cleaning. Since that is a whole other subject, let’s tackle sprucing up the blah spaces. A beautiful bouquet is a surefire way to make a quick change. And flowers displayed in interesting ways might be the game changer you need. Cupcake liner flowers are easy to make and can be used for party and event decoration. Try using them to make DIY spring and summer wreaths; the good news is, they’ll never wilt.
Colouring completed flowers
The sunny bunch of flowers above started off white. They were later dipped in hot water and mixed with drops of craft paint. As cupcake liners do not absorb the craft paint and water solution readily, I use hot water. It makes them more pliable and they soak up the colour better.
Note: If you plan on using the hot water method to colour your liners, keep a few things in mind:
You may colour liners before or after constructing flowers. If you’ve used a glue stick or water based glue in flower assembly, colouring after completion will cause them to come apart. For colouring completed flowers, hot glue or any safe water resistant adhesive is recommended.
If using centres that are not water resistant, apply after colouring and drying flowers.
Even so, immerse flower in hot water/paint solution and remove promptly; shake gently and place them upright on a protected surface to dry. Alternately, if you want to achieve a two-tone look, dip them halfway; hang them upside down by their stems and allow them to drip dry. Remember to protect surfaces from drippings and/or splashes.
To Colour finished flowers in hot water/paint solution, mix desired amount of paint and hot water in a container deep enough to saturate flower. Do a test colour before saturating all the flowers. Wear rubber or plastic gloves to protect hands from paint stains.
Retaining or creating ruffle in liners
Cupcake liners come in a creased ruffle-like form and you can make beautiful flowers while retaining the ruffles. But for the flowers shown, I removed them. To retain ruffles, colour larger stacks of filters at a time; about twenty to twenty five. And keep them in the colour/dye bath only long enough to absorb desired color. In case you wanted ruffles and you’ve lost them, don’t sweat. While liners are almost dry, grab a few in one hand, poke your finger in the middle and squeeze liners upward to create a cone. Again, to avoid transferring colour to your hands, use gloves. Continue squeezing tightly to form folds and leave to dry completely.
You might ask why cupcake liner flowers?
Here are some reasons to consider.
You don’t need particular tools: A work area; scissors, glue sticks, white craft glue, a hot glue gun and glue sticks; along with stems and centers will give you a bevy of lovely white flowers. If using wire stems, you’ll likely need pliers or wire cutters. Too, you’ll need floral tape to cover stems.
Add pencil crayons, diluted craft paint, food colouring or Rit dye to the mix; and you’ll have a glorious range of colorful blooms. Choose to make your flowers the maximum size of liners or cut them smaller to create size variations.
If you want upright flowers, use fewer layers; though if you are after a drooping look, more layers will make blooms heavier and achieve the desired effect.
They are pretty easy; the skills you need to create them, you might have learned in grade school–fold cut and glue.
You can create dramatic or minimal arrangements in little time
You might have a stack of them in your kitchen cabinet.
If not, you can pick up 100 pieces for a buck.
Easy to make five petal blooms
Coloured or not, the 5 petal blooms below are easy to recreate. One or two cupcake liners, a Q-tip, fringed paper or fabric and a stem is all you need. For colour, markers and pencil crayons work
Ideas and Inspiration
While leaves and foliage are an important part of floral arranging, you can create stunning displays using only flowers. Below is a list of suggestions; along with inspirational photos to spawn new ideas. Whether you’re preparing for a simple or grand affair, set the mood and create the atmosphere you desire. Remember, surfaces other than tables are just as important when desiring to create impact with flowers.
Tools and materials
This list contains all you will need to make every flower in this post.
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters if wire is on a roll
Shallow container for dip-dyeing–a foil cake pan is perfect
Glitter pompoms for centers
Strips of newsprint or other paper for making fringed centers
Small purchased paper flowers for centers
Crepe paper streamers
Strips of frayed fabric
Plastic or rubber gloves
Tea or coffee for colouring
Wire for or skewers stems
Floral tape or low tack masking tape
Creating variety with liners only
Below are examples of ways to make a variety of blooms using only cupcake liners. Bear in mind, the simplest flowers in mass expresses beauty and captures attention; if you can, make a lot.
Finally, mistakes occur; use them to generate new designs and improve your skills.
I hope you are inspired to make a bundle of pretty flowers.
Whether you’re preparing for a children’s party, a community bake sale, or making a quick decor change, grab some cupcake liners and make the best bunch of paper flowers you ever can imagine.
As always thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read.
If the LORD will; see you next time.