I love cupcake liners. There are so many colors to choose from and they make them to match any and every holiday. I think they are overlooked for their paper crafting versatility (I’m a bit passionate about cupcakes!). I saw this idea on pinterest and knew I had to try it. It cost less than $3.00 to make and took less than 30 minutes.
I went to the Dollar Tree and purchased a 4″ styrofoam ball and a package of 24 cupcake liners with 24 picks. I wasn’t sure if I was going to use the picks or not but these were the only cupcake liners they had…so that’s what I bought.
I had an urn that I white washed with a pink tint a few years ago and used that as the base for my bouquet. I placed the styrofoam ball in the urn and used a Sharpie to mark the area that needed to be covered.
I separated my liners and started.
I folded each liner in half, and then in half again several times until I had a tight ‘v’.
I then flared the liner open and placed my finger inside moving it to the bottom. I placed some hot glue on the bottom and started placing the ‘flowers’ on to the ball. The original tutorial I saw recommended using pins to hold the flowers in place and I did this with the first few but then tried it without and it worked just as well for me.
After covering the ball approximately halfway, my bouquet was finished.
I added some of the heart picks to mine and will remove these once Valentine’s Day is over and just leave this as a nice spring centerpiece. And there you have it!