Tuesday, March 1, 2011

[How-to Tuesday: Cupcake Liner Wreath]

Recently I stumbled upon an adorable little Whimsical Valentine Wreath over at Tatertots & Jello. And you are not going to believe what it is made out of....cupcake liners! How ingenious! You can view her entire tutorial [here]. And this is what her wreath looked like:


And this is the one I made:


To make this you will need:

  • a Styrofoam wreath (I used the one pictured above from Hobby Lobby. It's the 10" Styrofoam extruded wreath.)
  • wide ribbon
  • cupcake liners (I used about 150 liners since my wreath was large.)
  • hot glue gun
  • LOTS of hot glue
[Step 1: Tightly wrap the entire foam wreath with some wide ribbon. Fold 1 cupcake liner like a flower, by folding the bottom of the liner to a point.]

[Step 2: Place a glob of hot glue onto the wreath, and then carefully place the folded cupcake over the glue. Hold it there for a few seconds to secure its placement.]

[Step 3: You will repeat step 2 many, many times. I found it easier to work in sections, to allow each section to cool properly. Once I had all 4 corners of the wreath completed, I filled in the gaps with more liners. I placed the liners in sort of a staggered pattern: started with one liner in the center, then staggered another liner on the inside and outside of the wreath. Does that make sense? Once you find a pattern that works for you, it will go by very quickly.]

[Voila! A beautiful cupcake liner wreath. I have to say I am quite proud of it!]

I made 2 of these wreaths for a retirement party I threw this past weekend. Stay tuned tomorrow for details and photos!

Linking up to these [parties]!
Happy "Party Week"! :0)
[Jen]

24 comments:

  1. Ur wreath turned out so adorable....now its time for a green one for St. Patty's day!

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  2. I do like this. A green one would be cute like the above person said...

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  3. so pretty! Where did you find that many cute liners?

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  4. Hey, Jen!! This is the Jenny you met at the retirement party. I've been stalking your blog since then! :) And I'm a follower, now too!
    I saw these first hand this weekend....and wow....beautiful!
    Good job!!!

    ~ Just Jen

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  5. Thanks you guys! Yes, a green one is definitely in order. Just Jen, I am so excited to have you as a new follower! Silly eagle books, I bought the cupcake liners in the Easter section at Hobby Lobby. :0)

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  6. Cute! I think yours turned out even cuter! I bought those cupcake liners yesterday. I may need to go back and get a few hundred more! ;) Visiting from Tip Junkie.

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  7. This looks lovely, thanks for sharing

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  8. LOVE it. What a great way to use those super cute cupcake liners! Do you go all the way around the back or just make it full leaving the back flat?

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  9. That is gorgeous. I love these even more than the coffee-filter wreaths! The texture is incredible.

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  10. What a cute idea! I will have to put this on my list of things to try! I am visiting from Sugar and Dots and am a NEW follower!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  11. OH my goodness! I love this wreath! I think I'll make a green one for St. Patty's day! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

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  12. Thanks for the post! This is one of my favioret wreaths now. So many options:)

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  13. So pretty! Found you through Tidy MOM! LOVE it!!

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  14. Sooo glad I stumbled upon your blog link from Chic Designs b/c I was racking my brain for an idea like this!!! I just scooped up an adorable heart shaped wreath at Goodwill after Valentine's for $1. I wasn't very happy with the idea of silk flowers and this is so much cuter! Thanks!! Your blog is fabulous by the way :)

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  15. Very cute! I have a giant jar full of cupcake liners, so maybe I will do this.

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  16. I love this! It is so pretty and who would know it was cupcake liners??? I'm having a party over here if you'd like to join... http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

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  17. What an amazing wreath. I love red! Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.


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  18. I LOVE this! I've seen the coffee filter wreaths, but this is the first I have seen a cupcake liner wreath. Very cute! Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

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  19. This is adorable! I made one with coffee filters, but I love the cupcake liner idea. Very versatile color-wise. Great job!

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  20. I am curious as to how you attached the ribbon to the back?

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  21. Great question! I just hot-glued the ends of the ribbon to the wreath. Easy peasy!

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