August 19, 2019

Paper Flowers for Shavuot: Part 2

Last week in preparation for Shavuot, I shared a tutorial for making poppies out of tissue paper. If you thought they were easy to make, wait till you see these flowers made from colorful cupcake liners. The bountiful blooms look like carnations or peonies, and they come together in just a few simple steps. 

What you’ll need:
Cupcake liners
Hole punch
Pipe cleaners


1. For each flower, you’ll need six paper cupcake liners. Choose liners that have fun colors and patterns. Flatten each of the liners with the palm of your hand.


2. Fold the cupcake liners in half, and then in half again so they are in quarters. Fold them with the plain, or white, side facing out. 


3. Punch a small hole in the corner of the folded cupcake liner.


4. Thread a pipe cleaner through the holes of the six folded cupcake liners, with about four inches extending past the liners.


5. Bend the extended end of the pipe cleaner, and wrap it around the base to secure the liners.


6. Fluff out the cupcake liners to create the flower petals. 

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at