Who said string lights could only be used during the holiday season? Since spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner, we wanted to add a DIY section to our blog to help our customers get those creative juices flowing. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create flower decorations made from cupcake wrappers! So simple, fun and absolutely affordable!
Lets start with the material list:
Single hole puncher, razor blade or exacto knife, scissors, any color cupcake wrappers (I mainly used the scissors to cut my flower designs but if you wanted more intricate shapes, the exacto knife would help you be more precise.)
Step 8: Continue these steps for each flower. If you fold the wrapper in half 4 times, like I did above, the flower will have 8 petals. The less times you fold it, the less petals there will be. I layered two different shaped wrappers to create one flower, that way it gives it more dimension. Feel free to experiment with different size cupcake wrappers, you could use standard size ones for the outer layers, and mini wrappers for the center… it’s all up to your imagination!
Step 9: To attach the flowers to the lights, very very carefully poke the lights through the back of the flowers through the holes you punched and gently wiggle them a few millimeters onto the top curved edge of the mini lights. You want to make sure not to rip the paper or slide the paper too far down the lights or they will fall down the cords. I used a set of 20 white wire, clear bulb mini lights, but if you want to continue with more string lights, the more the merrier
Step 10: Hang the flower lights up on the outside patio or indoors. Just be mindful of the weather because they would definitely get ruined in the rain!
Total time estimate: about an hour and a half to cut all 20 flowers and gently place them onto each light.