DIY Pastel Cupcake Liner Flowers

Craft blog by: Lucia Mallea (@luciamallea)

Ah Spring….a positively hopeful season that ushers in a new beginning. To greet Spring with a bloomin’ good time, I’m creating some delightful paper flowers. These whimsical beauties are a simple DIY for kids, and you would never guess they are made out of cupcake liners.

This fun craft is a great way to welcome Spring and keep your creativity in bloom all year round. Not only will they add a touch of charm to any space in your home, but they can also make a sweet fashion accessory. Add a brooch to the back and voila – you can wear your pretty pastel creation! 

Time Duration: 15 minutes 

Skill Level: Beginner

OOLY Products Needed

Other Items Needed: 

  • White cupcake liners
  • Glue 
  • Floral wire or regular wire
  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Blow dryer for Magic Puffy Pens (adult supervision required)


Colorful cupcake liners with markers on a craft table

Step 1: Color your cupcake liners using your favorite colors of your Yummy Yummy Highlighters and Pastel Hues Markers. I used pinks, oranges, yellows and purples.

Cupcake liners cut into flower petal shapes with pink scissors on the table

Step 2: Once you’ve colored the cupcake liners, we’ll transform them into flowers! Fold the liner as shown – in half, then in half again, and then in half one more time!

Once folded, cut three petal shapes – these can be rounded, pointed, or squiggly. Open the liner and look – you made a flower! 

If you want to add some depth to the flower, add a few strokes of a coordinating color. You can also add little dots to the center of the flower using the fine point of your Pastel Hues Markers.

Colorful flowers with puffy paint dots on the inside and outside of the petals
Yellow flower face with puffy pen on a white table with stars and circles
Hair blow dryer next to paper flower with puffy paint drying

Step 3: Using your Magic Puffy Pens add little dots on your flowers. Watch the paint puff by using your hair dryer. (Note that the yellow liners will be the center of your flower, so for those, make sure you add the dots in the middle.)

Yellow puffy pen with markers next to rectangular paper on a white table
Piece of yellow paper with puffy paint in someone's hand
Pink scissors next to a piece of the paper plant on the arts and crafts table

Step 4: Cut a strip of paper from the White DIY Cover Sketchbook and use the orange and yellow highlighters to create two lines. Fold a little bit of the yellow part inward and add some Puffy ink. Add the heat and watch it pop! Now, cut small strips to make a fringe (see image).

Marker on table next to paper ribbon and folded paper
Bottle of glue next to wire and paper on a decorated table

Step 5: To create the stem, cut a strip of paper from your White DIY Cover Sketchbook, then color it green using your Pastel Hues Markers. 

Glue the tip of the paper to your wire and wrap it around until the wire is covered.

Rolled up paper attached to a wire to make a flower shape
Hand holding a pistol or the middle of a flower over a white table with decorations

Step 6: Roll up the yellow fringe to the wire. Use a little glue to secure it.

Yellow paper flower with confetti on a white table
Man's hand holding yellow paper flower with white confetti background

Step 7: Poke the yellow paper through the wire and push it all the way up. Continue doing so with all the other flower layers you’ve made. Add some glue at the bottom of the last one to secure it.

White paper sketchbook next to scissors and puffy pen on white table
Colorful paper leaves on a white table with a green puffy pen

Step 8: Using paper from the White DIY Cover Sketchbook make little leaves. Use your Pastel Hues Markers to color the leaves. Using the fine point, draw a line in the center.

Make little dots on the leaves using your Magic Puffy Pen.

Two purple and orange paper flowers on a white table with confetti

Step 9: Glue the leaves to the stem and your flowers are ready!!

Little girl holding yellow and pink paper flower crafts outside

With these adorable DIY cupcake liner flowers, you can create a garden that’s blooming all year long. It’s such a simple DIY that really brings so much joy and positivity to Spring! I love to put these in a cheery vase to brighten up my kids’ bedrooms – and the best part is I don’t have to remember to change the water! With a little bit of imagination and a whole lot of cupcake liners, the possibilities are endless. YAY for Spring!

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