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Valentine's Day Cupcake Liners Flowers - Crafts for Kids



Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a bouquet of flowers from your loved one. However when you have kids, you don't expect them to go out and buy you a bouquet of flowers, because they usually don't have the money or they're 4 years old like my daughter. However there is an very easy and inexpensive way that you can get those flowers, and one that you would appreciate since it was done with lots of love. All you need is some cupcake liners and voila, you would have made some cupcake liner flowers. Madison and I have been on a craft kick and those of you I message with frequently on social media may have seen the photos of what we've been doing.  We do a TON of crafting and I'm at Michaels almost every week just picking up more craft supplies. Michaels always have great deals and when there's a coupon I'm there! Crafting is a great way to keep your little one occupied when the weather isn't too great outdoors.

Artwork on PS 305, Brooklyn NY

The past two weeks we were buried under a lot of snow and it was also cold for us here in Colorado. I know most people think of Colorado as "ski country" but unfortunately, or maybe I should say fortunately, we don't live in Aspen. While I'm accustomed to bitter cold temperatures having lived in NYC most of my life, the weather here in Colorado is fairly mild. This is Madison's 4th winter and she isn't a fan and never has been. Anyway I'm once again getting off track, I tend to do that at times. With these cupcake liners flowers, they aren't just only for Valentine's Day, think of them for Mother's Day as well or maybe daddy might love to get some flowers for Father's Day. I'm always in the kitchen making cupcakes and so liners are one of the things that I always have in abundance, however for this one I actually bought some pretty patterned ones, but my favorites are of course my ones from IKEA. They make awesome flowers and they are slightly stronger as well.

Valentine's Day Cupcake Liner Flowers


Supplies Needed:

Cupcake Liners
Pipe Cleaners and/or Lollipops
Alene's Tacky Glue
1/8" Circle Hand Punch
Decorative Ribbons


Now I don't usually serve candy at my house but decided to use the lollipops to mix it up a little bit and they are perfect to give to the kids as a little Valentine's Day treat.

Directions:

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I started by punching a hole in the middle of the cupcake liners. This is only done for the lollipops since doing it any other way would rip the liner. (This I learnt through trial and error on my part.) You're going to need about 4-5 cupcake liners for each bouquet but you can use as many as you want. I personally think that 4-5 is perfect for this.


2. Insert the lollipop from the top to begin your flower making. However for the pipe cleaners you're going to make a slight bend and insert the pipe cleaner into the cupcake liner. Attach it with some tacky glue. It takes a short while for the glue to dry. In the mean time you can continue doing this process to both your pipe cleaners and lollipops.


3. Once your glue has dried, scrunch your cupcake liner and shape into a cone. Do this with the rest of your liners, alternating the direction you fold your cone every time you do it. Fold your pipe cleaner in half and twist together to the top leaving a section to make your leaf.


4. To finish I folded the end and twisted around the stem shaping a leaf for the pipe cleaner flowers. For the lollipops I added a piece of decorative ribbon to keep the flower petals together.


This is an easy way to create some flowers for Valentine's Day and a great way to give a flower and candy as well. Madison enjoyed making them and although I did most of the work, she enjoyed "smelling" her flowers when it was all over and done with.



What else have you done with your cupcake liners besides cupcakes? 

Annmarie John
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  1. That is a super cute idea. We don't celebrate valentine's day in our house, though :)

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    1. Well they're not only for Valentines Day, you can do them whenever you want to do them.

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  2. These are totally cute! I love how you included the pop in some of them. I've used liners to make a Easter wreath once!

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    1. There are so much uses for cupcake liners besides just making cupcakes. I would love to see your wreath. :)

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  3. What a great idea to do with cupcake liners. I will bookmark this for next year.

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    1. Thank you and you don't have to wait for Valentine's Day, you can make them for Mother's Day as well.

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  4. What a sweet craft. My kids are off today and I think I have the supplies!

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    1. Yes the kids are home today. I wish they weren't but that just means that I'll have to keep them busy. Crafting sure is a great way to do that.

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  5. This is perfect for us to do over the weekend. I was wondering what to do when my niece comes over and this is what I'm going to do. Cupcake liners are so cheap and basically everything here is cheap. I can so do this!

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    1. Yes you sure can do this and I know that you'll do great doing it.

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  6. I love this idea and I'm smiling at Madison smelling the flowers. This is something I can do for sure and I suck at crafting.

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    1. We aren't that great at crafting either but I'm getting the hang of it. We did so much while she was stuck indoors and I might just share a few more in the upcoming weeks.

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  7. I will bookmark this article. Great idea for a kids craft. Perfect for when my three little nieces come over to visit. They are aged 7, 5, and 2.

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    1. I'm sure they will have lots of fun making it with you.

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  8. Wow, those worked perfectly! How fun! This is such a cute craft for the kids.

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  9. This is such a fun idea. I used to love doing crafts with my kids when they were little, and now that my daughter is expecting, I love finding fun crafts like this I can do with my grandchild in the future!

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    1. Awww how sweet and I'm sure your grandchild would enjoy doing some crafts with grandma.

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  10. What a creative way to use cupcake liners as a decoration. I think the kids will love to try this.

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    1. Most kids do enjoy crafting and these flowers would be a treat for them.

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  11. I would have never thought to use cupcake liners like this! I think I need to buy a set of them just for this.

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    1. You can always get a cheap set at your local dollar store so that you can give them a try. If you mess up it's only $1. :)

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  12. Those are so cute. I would much prefer those to real flowers any day! I will have to mark this for next year.

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    1. You can even do them for Mother's Day. I'm sure you would love to get some cupcake liner flowers for Mothers Day from the kids.

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  13. Those are adorable and so pretty. I would enjoy receiving a bouquet of cupcake flowers for any occasion. They look pretty easy to make too. I saw a cute craft back at Halloween time where you take Halloween themed liners and poke holes in them and place the liners around white Christmas tree lights. They were really cute.

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    1. They sure are special especially when it's made with love from one of your kids or even grandkids. I'll have to check out that other holiday themed project.

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  14. This is such a cute craft idea. I will have to make some with my friends little ones the next time they come over.

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    1. I'm sure you'll all have fun doing them together. They can give them to their mom for Mothers Day.

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