Monday, April 04, 2011

Cupcake Garland DIY

 Well here it is, the Cupcake Liner Pom Pom Garland DIY I promised you (the name needs some work). This project was very fun to make and has endless creative possibilities because of all the cool cupcake liners you can get now. I got the idea from this post on You Are My Fave.

I mean come on, right. Doesn't get much cuter than this!

Supplies you'll need:
* Cupcake liners (10 per pom pom)
* Glue stick
* Phone books or something heavy with a flat bottom
* Scotch Tape
* String or ribbon, etc.

Step 1: Get yourself some of these bad boys! Aren't they fun? I got mine from HeyYoYo and SweetEstelle on Etsy as well as a local grocery store.

Top to Bottom, Left to Right

Step 2: separate out 10 liners and fold them in half with the right sides together.
Step 3: Once you've folded all of your liners take your glue stick and glue them together, one on top of the other. I did mine in groups of 5 as I found it a bit easier to glue two groups of 5 to one another (to make 10) than to glue all 10 together at once. It gets slippery! : )
Step 4: Once they're glued put them under some phone books for a few minutes till the glue sets. This will also make the liners flatter.
Step 5: Once they're set glue your groups of 5 together to make your final pom pom's of 10 and put them back under the phone books to set.

Once they're set they'll look like this. Pretty cute already huh? I made some of these with mini cupcake liners and used them as place card holders.

 Here they are all in a row. I think I made about 30 of them. Only took a couple of hours.

Step 6: once the day of the party arrives and you're ready to set your decorations up, hang your string or ribbon where you want it.
Step 7: with the pom pom closed put two or three small pieces of looped scotch tape on one of the flat sides of the pom pom. Put your scotch tape as close to the centre (or straight side) as possible so your string stays in the centre of the pom pom.
Step 8: over the string, connect your two flat sides together securing with the tape. Then move your pom pom around so the flap you've taped together is on the bottom (not an easy task I found out) and you're done!
Step 9: Keep going till you have all of your pom poms hung and then just slide them along the string to get the placement right! So easy and so cute!

As mentioned I used these for place card holders, you could also punch small holes in two of the flaps (the ones directly across from one another), run the string through the holes and hang the pom poms vertically rather than horizontally. Or take a skewer with some glue on it and place it in the centre of the pom pom, once the glue has set you've got a pom pom on a stick! You could put them in vases or in the cake as a topper. There are so many fun creative ways to use these! Have fun!

10 comments:

Roz said...

LOVE the decorations at your daughter's party and had no idea you made these pom pom things, they are the best!

Minibytes said...

OMG I LOVE these! What an awesome idea. Way to go Lindy!

Wendy said...

looks fantastic -- love it!

kabukikreations said...

those are the cutest!! i love them :) i want to make them just because!

craftedbylindy said...

Thanks so much guys! I have to say they turned out just as I had hoped and they were really easy to make! I highly recommend them! : )

weiya @ enjoyer of grace said...

I found your cute DIY on Pinterest this week! Loved it so much that I featured it today :) Hope you get to check it out!

http://enjoyerofgrace.blogspot.com/2012/03/friday-treats.html

Anonymous said...

OMG I love these, def going to make some of these for my friends wedding, thank you soooo much for this idea! x

craftedbylindy said...

Thanks so much guys! Glad you like the post and thank you for the blog shout out!

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

fantastic!!! just found you via molliemakes and blogged about craftedbylindy and linked to your tuturial. Good one!

me said...

Such an inspired idea! Thanks so much.