Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cute Cupcake Wrappers!


Related posts:

(1) Grace's Cupcakes
(2) Pumpkin Cupcakes
(3) Candied Sweet Potato Cupcakes
(4) Gingerbread Cupcakes


A while ago, my friend Lindsey sent me a link to a website featuring cupcake wrappers. They were so incredibly cute! I immediately wanted to buy some, but they were $12 for a dozen, plus additional for shipping! It was super expensive for what it was. And I wondered if I could just make some myself...

I had a bunch of scrap-booking paper and materials, so I brought them out and started to experiment! I had paper of all kinds, rhinestone stickers, double sided tape, and craft scissors that produce cute scalloped edges!

First, I carefully disassembled a cupcake liner, and then taped it down to a sheet of paper to create a pattern/cut-out. But unfortunately, this didn't actually work. The angle of the arch was off. You have to make the "rainbow" shape slightly wider. So I ended up starting over. As it turns out, it required lot of trial and error.. but I was finally able to trim the perfect "rainbow" shaped pattern that would give me a great cupcake wrapper!

Then, the fun began! I created a ton of different wrappers by tracing and cutting out the "rainbow" design on different patterned paper.

I stamped some...

...and others I embellished with rhinestones!

A few hours later, I had a whole stack of them!

I was super tired that day and didn't have the time/energy to bake a batch of cupcakes for the Cupcake Wrapper Photoshoot, so I ran out to Whole Foods to purchase some. Thus, the cupcakes you're about to see are not actually made by me. They're still super pretty and they were great models for my wrappers! Not to mention, they were super tasty, too! =)

Cherry blossom gift wrapping paper.

Cute poka dots with rhinestones.

More with rhinestones!

Pretty green ones with textured paper.

Plain green ones with flower & rhinestone embellishments.

Aren't they fantastic? They turned out better than I could have imagined! And all it took was some imagination and persistence!

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