Sometimes I’m really good at planning our creative activities but some days when I just don’t have the brain capacity, I turn to Pinterest for inspiration. Last weekend I found a more grown up version of making cupcake liner flowers on the Martha Stewart website. It involved using a hot glue gun and wire so I simplified it for Ava and it worked a treat.
What you need:
– cupcake liners (various patterns/colours/sizes)
– coloured pipe cleaners
– a skewer (to poke holes in the cupcake liners)
– curling ribbon
– scissors (to curl the ribbon).
We also used:
– coloured tissue paper
– coloured feathers.
Step 1: With a skewer, poke a hole in the middle of a cupcake liner.
Step 2: Thread a pipe cleaner through the hole.
Step 3: Add a few more cupcake liners to make it look like a full flower.
Step 4: Bend over the top of the pipe cleaner, tie some curling ribbon on it and voila!
It really is as simple as that. To make a more full looking flower, we added some ruffled tissue paper in between each cupcake liner. To make it more fun, we added feathers by poking them into the middle of the cupcake liners. We ended up making a bunch and now they are sitting proudly in a vase in Ava’s room – too cute!
This could be a fun idea for birthdays, special occasions and perhaps a nice thank you for your kids’ teachers. A homemade gift that is straight from the heart is always welcome in our house.