I love to wrap gifts. I think the gift wrap is as important as what’s inside. I save every bit of ribbon and fabric I receive during the year to reuse on a present. I recently made a cupcake liner flower to serve as the bow on my best friend’s birthday gift. It was easy and turned out really cute.
Cupcake Liners (the more used, the thicker the flower)
1 Pipe Cleaner
I stacked the cupcake liners inside out from smallest to largest arranging them with consideration to the colors. Even though it was for a birthday, I used Christmas and Halloween liners as well. When bunched together, only the colors were visible, not the candy canes or bats printed on the liners.
Once in the desired order, a hole punch was used to make a hole near the center of each one. (I couldn’t do them all together as they were too thick. So I did 2-3 at one time and restacked the liners.) Also, if the holes are not perfectly lined up, the liners will be slightly staggered, making the various colors more visible.
A pipe cleaner served as the flower stem, although a wire or twine would work as well. A knot at the end of the pipe cleaner and threaded through the liners becomes the center of the flower in the middle of the smallest liner. A knot on the bottom of the flower will secure it.
The liners peel open like petals on a flower. I attached the stem it to my gift and added a few glittery scrapbooking stickers on a couple of the petals. With scissors, I trimmed a few select petals so that the various colors would show better. Easy!!!