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.
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.
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.
As 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.
Then 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.
On 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.
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.
Have a creative day,