Cupcake Liner Flowers

These colorful paper flowers made out of cupcake liners are so easy for little kids to make. Additional folding and cutting instructions are included for older crafters to enjoy.
Cupcake Liner Flowers craft


  • Cupcake liners
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Masking tape
  • Craft sticks, wooden dowels, or unsharpened pencils
  • Hole punch (optional)

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Cupcake Liner Flowers craft 1.

Prepare some cupcake liners.

Gather some colorful cupcake liners.
Step 2 Cupcake Liner Flowers craft 2.

Turn the cupcake liners inside-out.

If your cupcake liners are white on the inside, carefully turn them inside-out.
Step 3a Cupcake Liner Flowers craft 3.

Decorate the center of each flower.

Glue a large button or a felt or craft foam circle at the center of each flower.
Step 3b Cupcake Liner Flowers craft Besides buttons, interesting materials that can be glued at the center include small pompoms, plastic gems, cotton, yarn, or a coiled pipe cleaner.
Step 3c Cupcake Liner Flowers craft You can also glue together two or more cupcake liners of varying sizes for a layered look.
Step 4 Cupcake Liner Flowers craft 4.

Make stems.

Create a stem by gluing or taping a craft stick, drinking straw, wooden, dowel, or unsharpened pencil at the back of each flower.
Step 5a Cupcake Liner Flowers craft 5.

Create leaves.

Single leaf shapes - cut out paper leaf shapes. These can be glued directy onto the stems. If you need printable leaves, you can print out our printable leaf shapes on A4 or Letter size green paper.
Step 5b Cupcake Liner Flowers craft Pair of leaves - though a bit of a challenge for younger kids, this is a better option if you want to reuse the unsharpened pencils or wooden dowels.
  • (A.) Cut out a 1 in. x 3 in. green paper rectangle.
  • (B.) and (C.) Fold the rectangle into quarters.
Step 5c Cupcake Liner Flowers craft
  • (D.) Draw half-a-leaf shape along the long folded edge. The base of the half-leaf should be wide and located along the paper's short folded edge.
  • (E.) Cut along the line.
Step 5d Cupcake Liner Flowers craft
  • (F.) Unfold to reveal a pair of leaves.
  • (G.) Make a hole at the center using a hole punch.
Step 6a Cupcake Liner Flowers craft 6.

Place the leaves on the stem.

Single leaf shapes - simply glue the individual leaves onto the stems.
Step 6b Cupcake Liner Flowers craft Ask for an adult's help. Pair of leaves - insert the end of a wooden dowel, unsharpened pencil, or drinking straw stem through the hole on the pair of leaves. If the hole is a bit small, widen the hole a little using the sharpened tip of a pencil.
Step 6c Cupcake Liner Flowers craft Move the pair of leaves up along the stem. Create several of these easy stemmed flowers to place in a jar or pot for a perfect spring-themed room or to give as a handmade gift for Mother's day or Valentine's Day.

More Ideas

Cupcake liner flowers

Customize the shape of the petals.

Create a variety of petal shapes on your cupcake liner flowers following the simple folding and cutting instructions below.
Fold and cut cupcake liner flowers - Step 1 Carefully spread open a cupcake liner.
Fold and cut cupcake liner flowers - Step 2 Fold in half four times to come up with a narrow wedge.
Fold and cut cupcake liner flowers - Step 3 Draw and cut out a line or arc connecting the two long sides of the wedge.
Fold and cut cupcake liner flowers - Step 4 Unfold the paper to see how the flower looks.
Fold and cut cupcake liner flowers - Step 5 Try varying the shape and steepness of the line or arc to come up with different flower shapes.
Cupcake liner daisy Glue together two to three cupcake liner flowers of roughly the same size and petal shape to create daisies, sunflowers, gerberas, and other many-petaled flowers.
Layered cupcake liner flowers Layer cupcake liner flowers of different sizes and colors for an interesting combination.

Cupcake liner flowers look great on wreaths, bouquets, crowns, hats, and other spring or flower-themed craft projects and decorations.