What table wouldn’t look wonderful with a few small vases of these homemade cupcake liner flowers!? Just picture a long, beautifully set table adorned from end to end with these masterpieces!
Here is a tutorial for a wonderful centerpiece or gift for Shavuot! While there are photo’s of a step by step which I usually love, Creative Jewish Mom gives thorough directions.
- You’ll Need:
- Cupcake liners in three graduating sizes (small, medium, large)
- Floral wire, around 22 gauge (you can also use pipe cleaners but use floral wire for this one!)
- Red craft paint (or color of your choice)
- Floral stamens
- Fine glitter, if using.
- How To:
- The large flowers are made from 9 total liners, 3 large, 3 medium and 3 small. the small flowers are made from 8 liners, all size small.
- Stack the liners according to size, one inside the next.
- With a very large needle, or something else sharp, like possibly a toothpick, poke a hole at the edge of the small liner, such that the hole goes all the way through all the layers. Make sure to keep holding your liners together after you poke the hole!
- Thread a piece of floral wire through the first hole, and poke a second hole opposite the first on the inside bottom edge of the liner. the point is that the holes should be about 1 inch apart.
- Thread your floral wire down through the second hole, and if you will be using floral stamens, insert them now under the wire. (You could also try using tiny piece of ribbon in place of the stamens!)
- Pull the wire as tightly as possible without tearing the paper and fold the whole flower into a half moon shape.
- Now, to shape your flower you’ll have to play around a bit, separating the layers from one another while folding them up and towards the center. You may also want to crumple the paper a bit or fold the edges back as you rotate the flower.
- To add subtle colored detail to your flower, dip a dense sponge in a small amount of paint and dab the edges. Alternatively you can use water color paint to add color to the whole flower, just go light on the paint!