DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

I am really excited about today’s DIY project, I’ve got to say. Reason being, this little technique is one I’ve have in my repertoire for years, but it dawned on me that I’ve never really shared a full how-to with you. So today is the day! (This is actually an idea I got from the amazing ladies at Carter & Cook Event Co. back in the day!) We’re talking about how to make paper flowers from cupcake liners and glue. It’s about as easy as it gets, but the end result looks so cool. You can customize them with any color you like and then fashion them into a garland, use them as a cake topper, showcase them at place settings or put them to work as napkin rings. I’m partial to metallic gold, because they end up looking so chic while being about one of the easiest and least expensive crafts you can make.

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

Supplies -

  • Basic cupcake liners in three sizes (jumbo, standard and mini)
  • Spray paint in your choice of color
  • Tacky Glue or similar
  • Twine or string (if you want to make them into a garland)
  • Hole punch

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

First up, lay your cupcake liners flat and give them a couple of light coats of spray paint. For each flower you’ll need one cupcake liner of each size, so plan accordingly when painting. Let them dry completely.

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

To assemble the flowers, put a dab of glue on the largest cupcake liner and layer the next largest size on top. Then add another dab of glue and repeat, layering the smaller cupcake liner on the top.

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

While the glue is still wet and setting up, grab your stack of liners and from the back, pinch together the centers of the liners and hold firmly for a few seconds. Then set them aside to allow the glue to dry.

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

Once your flowers are all dry, you can give them a good fluffing to adjust the shape how you’d like them to be. And then it’s time to start decking out everything in sight with pretty paper cupcake liner flowers!

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

One of my favorite ways to use them? As a super easy but crazy pretty cake topper. Use a cluster of them on a larger cake or on a tiny cake, just one will do the trick while making a big statement. Because the backs of the cupcake liners aren’t painted, I just stick them directly into the top of the cake. It’s that easy!

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

Of course, we know I love pretty garlands and these cupcake liner flowers look insanely lovely fashioned into a garland, too. All you need to make it happen is a hole punch and some twine or string.

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

Using your hole punch, punch a hole into the back of the flower and thread through your twine or string. I spaced my flowers a few inches apart and kind of particularly love the mix of the metallic gold and the jute twine, but again, you can customize it to suit the look you want to achieve.

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers from The Sweetest Occasion

And it’s that easy! Don’t you just love these? I know I sure do. To see more cupcake liner flowers in action, you can revisit this styled shoot I did with my girl Megan Dailor a couple of years ago. Happy flower making!

[Design + styling by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion. | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]

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Friday Link Love

Happy Friday, friends! I hope everyone had a great week. Mine has been a bit of a whirlwind, with a whole day of travel on Wednesday making my way out to North Dakota and now getting settled in for a week of plugging away at some behind the scenes projects. (And, uh, contending with the crazy cold. Let’s be real here.) Oh, and I am hoping to make it to Theodore Roosevelt National Park here in the next couple of days! You guys know about my thing with National Parks and intending to visit them all, right? Let’s just say I have a whole lot left to see (as in, all but two of them) so getting to cross a new one off the list is crazy exciting to me. So while I’m doing that (and, you know, trying to stay warm) here’s wishing you a fabulous weekend! xoxo

Paper hearts

[Photo by You Are My Fave for Julep.]

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Recently Pinning: Citrus + Wood

Favorite recent pins from The Sweetest Occasion

I have to say that I am kind of loving this new little weekly feature. It’s fun for me to look back through my last few weeks of pins and see what colors or trends are popping up on a regular basis. Right now? I’m all about citrus, which I suppose is perfect for winter, no? Add in natural, wood tones here and there and I am definitely loving this grouping. Oh and these cheesy double bean quesadillas with avocado ranch? Definitely on the list of things I’ll be whipping up soon. As always, catch me over on Pinterest for loads more where these came from. If you haven’t already, be sure to leave me a link to your Pinterest account so I can follow you, too!

[Row 1: The Kitchn | How Sweet It Is | Row 2: Armommy | Yesterday's Sweetheart | Row 3: Martha Stewart | A Beautiful Mess.]

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Pretty Printable Valentines

Printable Valentines by Miss Wyolene for The Sweetest Occasion

Coming at you live from North Dakota today with some last minute printable Valentines that are too sweet for words! Designed as always by my partner in printable-loving crime, Morgan Young of Miss Wyolene, we have three designs perfect for surprising your sweetheart with a thoughtful little sentiment. Just click here to download, print and have the best Valentine’s Day ever! xoxo

Printable Valentines by Miss Wyolene for The Sweetest Occasion

[Design by Miss Wyolene for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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Nook: Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed

Home Tour: Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed

Good morning and greetings from Detroit, friends! Today I am making the long trek to North Dakota where I will be taking up temporary residence for the next week or so. So the name of the game for me today? Loads of coffee and sharing today’s Nook with you! Today’s space is the home office of Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed and her husband Ryan. You should already know Chelsea from her days as a contributor for The Sweetest Occasion, but you should also be warned that Chelsea is a massively talented actress and musician. She’s kind of bad ass, if you want to know the truth.

Featuring clean lines, a moody gray color and bright white accents, I really love Chelsea and Ryan’s work space. They live and work in Los Angeles, having recently moved back to the west coast following a lengthy stint in New York. Oh, and Ryan? He’s pretty great, too. You can find him at Roundhouse Designs where he works on bringing awesomeness to the web. Without further ado, here’s their office – click through for all the details!

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