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Hey Cupake Liner!

I’ve been wanting to make one of those cupcake wreaths that float around Pinterest so this past weekend I finally gave it a try.  I bought the Wilton cupcake liners from the Valentine’s section at Wal-Mart to use.

It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day and also it’s my daughter Tara’s birthday on the 13th so I figure it is a nice time to put a cupcake wreath on my door.

Cupcake Liner DIY Wreath

There are different directions for this all over the web.  Some people glue theirs on.  Some people use straight pins.  I personally found that neither worked well on its own, so I did both on my wreath.

DIY Cupcake Wreath Supplies

All you do is place the straight pin through the center of a cupcake liner.  Place your finger in the middle of the liner.  Squeeze the bottom (without poking your finger with the pin) and fluff it up around your finger a bit.  Glue a few drops of hot glue close to the bottom where the pin comes through the back.  Then poke the pin into a Styrofoam wreath form.  Fill in your form as you see fit.

I purchased a container of liners with 150 in them.  I didn’t count exactly but I think I had around 40 or so left.  It takes quite a few liners if you want it tight and fluffy.  My wreath form was 10 inches.

DIY Cupcake Wrapper Wreath Layered StepAs you can see above, some of my cupcake liners I layered, using one plain one and one patterned one.  I thought it gave it a little more life.  I put five clusters of doubled ones in first to ground it.

Cupcake Wrapper DIY Styrofoam WreathThen I filled the rest in with single liners.  As I was filling in with the single liners, some I turned inside out.  Some I did right side up.  I went clear around the outside edge of the wreath form.

DIY Cupcake Wrapper Wreath CenterOn the center edge of the wreath, I folded the cupcake liners into fourths and adhered them, layering around and overlapping each other by gluing and poking the straight pins through the points as I went.  See above photo.  It’s a view from the back of the finished wreath.

DIY Valentine's Cupcake Liner Wreath

I made little heart picks by punching out a few cupcake liners with a heart paper punch and adhered them to cardstock punched hearts.  Then I glued them onto long toothpicks and poked them into the bottom center of my wreath.

I pushed a floral wire into the back of the wreath form to make a hanger.  One thing about a Styrofoam cupcake wreath, it sure is lightweight!

Overall, I was pleased with how my wreath turned out.

If you have never read my cupcake devotional, you can find it here.

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Takeaway Tuesdays on the Made2bCreative Blog
Off the Cuff!

It’s Takeaway Tuesday again. It comes around so fast. Today I’m sharing with you an idea that I think would be fun for Mother’s Day Banquets. These are sleeve cuffs made to hold little goodies.

They might work well with the Reflections of a Lovely Lady or the What Not to Wear Women’s Ministry Themes on my CLM Website.

Mother's Day Craft Favor Idea - Cuffs
I originally saw a cuff similar to these in one of my old Stampin’ Up! catalogs, only it was masculine for Father’s Day. I thought they could be dolled up for a ladies get-together.

Lace Cuff DIY Favor for Mother's Day Banquets

I love beautiful lace blouses so I just had to try one with some lace to see how it would turn out.   The hardest thing about these was just deciding on what to embellish them with.  On the blue one I did a little faux stitching around the edge.

Cuff Favor Idea for Mother's Day Banquets

You can really put almost anything little in them.  I put a piece of crumpled tissue paper down inside of them to help hold their shape and also to help keep the goodies in place.

Cuff Favor Idea for Mother Daughter and Friend Banquets
Supplies Needed:

  • Cardstock.   You can get 3 out of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.
  • Decorative Scrapbook paper.
  • Paper Cutter.
  • Bone Folder. (for pressing out fold–useful but not neccessary)
  • Corner Rounder Paper Punch.
  • Stapler.  Use a stapler to hold it together down the side.  For those of you who love Sticky Strip, it will work but only temporarily.  Eventually it pops apart (yes I tried it).
  • Adhesive for attaching decorative paper and embellishments.
  • Embellishments:  Whatever you like– lace, cording, buttons, brads, pearls, etc.
  • Tissue Paper.

Directions:

  • Cut cardstock to 8 1/2 x 3 1/2.
  • Score in at 4 1/4 inches. (on 8 1/2 side)
  • Press out score line and fold.
  • Use a corner punch to punch through one corner of the open edges (opposite fold), going through front and back.
  • Staple along edge of open end (opposite fold).  Staple a slightly more than 1/4 inch in from edge so that when you cover the cardstock with the decorative paper, the staples are covered.
  • Cut decorative paper to 8 1/4 x 3 1/4.
  • Use a corner punch to round two corners of the decorative paper you cut, each on opposite ends of long side.  You can use the curved edge  for the top or bottom of your cuff, depending on the look you want.
  • Adhere decorative paper leaving edge of cardstock showing evenly.  Be sure to match your round corners up before adhering.
  • Embellish as desired.
  • Cut a piece of tissue paper approximately 6 – 8 inches square and crumple slightly.  Squeeze the cuff gently by pressing in on both sides and place tissue in bottom.  It will keep the shape of the cuff and also not allow your goodies to fall through.
  • Fill with goodies.

Step by Step for Cuff Favor

Goodie Ideas:

  • Nail polish and small emery board
  • Small Candy Bar
  • Wrapped candy
  • Cello bags of candy
  • Small tube of hand cream
  • Cloth hanky
  • Tissue pack
  • Mini Notebook and pen
  • 2 or 3 tea bags in small cello bag
  • Cello bag with cookie

Tip:  These would also make cute Father’s Day treats by making them more masculine.  Maybe try some plaid paper designs.

Thanks for stopping in.  Do you have any ideas for goodies to place in these sleeve cuffs?  Leave a comment.

Don’t forget!  Today is the second day of the 14 Day Memory Verse Challenge leading up to Valentine’s Day.  If you haven’t picked up your verse list, find it here.

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Loving a Challenge!

I’ll be doing another 14 Day “Love” Memory Verse Challenge over on the CLM Facebook Page again this year.  It starts today!  Each day for the next two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, I’ll be posting a Bible verse on the CLM Facebook Page for you to memorize.

This year the verses will be on Loving God’s Word.

14 Day 2016 Loving God's Word Memory Verse Challenge

 

Pick up the list of verses for this year in a download below.  Stick it on your refrigerator and memorize along with me!

The verses on the printable are in the King James Version of the Bible.

 

Download 2016 Memory Verse Challenge. (PDF)
Be sure to grab the pdf file and not the image.

2016lovememorychallenge

 

 

Challenge Verses:

  • Day 1:   Psalm 119:140
  • Day 2:   Psalm 119:101
  • Day 3:   2 Timothy 2:15
  • Day 4:   Psalm 119:97
  • Day 5:   1 John 2:5
  • Day 6:   Matthew 4:4
  • Day 7:   Psalm 119:127
  • Day 8:   Jeremiah 15:16
  • Day 9:   Psalm 1:2
  • Day 10:  Romans 10:17
  • Day 11:  Psalm 119:48
  • Day 12:  Psalm 119:159
  • Day 13:  Luke 11:28
  • Day 14:  Psalm 119:131

You can find the past Memory Verse Challenges in the links below:

I don’t put the year date on the printables so that you can use them any time.

2015 Love Memory Verse Challenge
2013 Love Memory Verse Challenge

Thanks for stopping in.  Hope you will join in this year’s memory challenge with me!

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Takeaway Tuesdays on the Made2bCreative BlogShed some light!

For today’s Takeaway Tuesday, I am sharing a quick idea for two styles of lighthouse favors.  These would be great for the Let Your Light Shine women’s ministry theme that is on the main website.  Also they could be used for missionary banquets or Father’s Day.

Lighthouse Party Favor Ideas

The smaller lighthouses are made with rolled mints, peppermint patties, and Rolo candy.  The taller ones are made with M&M Mini containers and Rolo candy.  I thought the smaller ones would make nice small favors and the larger ones would make fun little door prizes.

Lighthouse Party Candy Favors

I felt like the ones made with the rolled mints needed a base so I used scallop punch cut-outs with a wrapped mint patty sandwiched between.

Supplies for Candy Lighthouses

Supplies (Smaller Size Lighthouse):

  • Stripe scrapbook paper.  I got mine from Hobby Lobby (sold individually by sheets).
  • Cardstock for punch cut-outs.  I used shades of blue but color choice is up to you.
  • Rolled Candy/Mints – 1 roll for each lighthouse.  (I used Breath Savers because you can buy them in a value size package.)
  • Round Packaged Mint Patties – 1 patty for each lighthouse.  (I got mine from Walmart.  They were Pearson’s Brand.)
  • Rolo Candy – 1 candy for each lighthouse.
  • Transparent Tape.
  • Low Temperature Glue Gun.
  • Paper Cutter

Small Candy Lighthouse FavorsDirections (Smaller Size Lighthouse):

  •  Use the Scallop Punch to make 2 cut-outs for each lighthouse.  (You could use a round punch instead.  The scallops are approximately 1 and 3/4 inches.)
  • Use a low temp glue gun to adhere a mint patty between 2 scallops.  Hold for about 30 seconds.
  • Measure your mint/candy roll (length and width) leaving a little extra on the width to overlap.
  • Cut your scrapbook paper to the size of your rolls.
  • Use transparent tape along the seam to attach. The seam will be your back.
  • Use a low temp glue gun to adhere the paper-wrapped rolled mints to the top scallop of the mint patty piece you have already made.  Glue on bottom of roll, then stand it up in the middle of the scallop and hold for about 30 seconds.
  • Use a low temp glue gun to adhere a Rolo candy to the top of the candy roll.  Glue on wider side of candy and hold for about 30 seconds.

Lighthouse Favors from M and M Holders

Supplies: (Larger Size Lighthouse):

  • Stripe scrapbook paper.  I got mine from Hobby Lobby (sold individually by sheets).
  • M & M Mini Candy Containers – l for each lighthouse.
  • Rolo Candy – 2 for each lighthouse.
  • Transparent Tape.
  • Low Temperature Glue Gun.
  • Paper Cutter.

Lighthouse Party Favors from M and M Containers

Directions (Larger Size Lighthouse):

  • Cut your scrapbook paper to 4 3/4 height and 4 1/4 width.
  • Use transparent tape along the seam to attach.  The seam will be your back.
  • Use a low temp glue gun to adhere 2 Rolo candies back to back on wider side of candy to form the “light”.  (See photo above.)  Hold for about 30 seconds.
  • Use a low temp glue gun to adhere the two glued Rolo candies to the top of the M&M container Hold for about 30 seconds.

Tag Ideas for this Project:

  • Send the Light
  • Let your light shine
  • This little light of mine
  • Jesus is the Light
  • Jesus is the guiding Light
  • The Light of the world is Jesus
  • Verse:  “…walk as children of light”  Ephesians 5:8 (KJV)
  • Verse:  “…out of darkness into his marvellous light” 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)
  • Verse:  “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another…”  1 John 1:7 (KJV)
  • Verse:  “…God is light…”  1 John 1:5
  • Reflect the Light
  • Be the light that helps others see
  • Keep on shinning
  • Don’t forget to shine
  • Choose to shine!
  • Shine bright
  • Share the Light
  • Walking in the Light
  • Light the way for others
  • Follow the Light
  • Be a beacon
  • Send a gleam across the waves
  • Make like a lighthouse and shine!
  • Valentine’s Day:  You light up my life
  • Valentine’s Day:  You brighten my day
  • Valentine’s Day:  You have the brightest smile

Thanks for stopping in and checking out this Tuesday’s takeaway.  Do you have a tag saying or idea to use with this project?  Leave a comment.

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