I recently borrowed a paper crafts book, entitled “Paper Made! 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper” by Kayte Terry. Kayte is a visual merchandising manager for a fashion brand and she’s also a prop stylist. Her craft projects have appeared in many magazines, craft sites and TV programs. You can learn more about Kayte and find her projects at This Is Love Forever.

The book was filled with so many different fun projects,  as I browsed the pages, I came across the “Piece of (Cup) cake Paper Flower” (the 81st project in the book) project. In the book, it was used as a decoration for a gift,  but I thought I’d turn it into a little something different for my daughter. By simply adding a bobby pin and 2 strands of beads, this could now be used as a brooch or a hair clip.

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip (1)

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip


Cupcake Paper Flower Clip (1)


10 cupcake liners

1 bobby pin

Sewing needle & Thread




1) Stack the 10 cupcake liners and flatten them. Use a sewing needle and threads to attach a bead in the middle of the liner stack.

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip

2) Prepare a string of Chinese knotting thread and insert the rainbow beads to form 2 tassels.

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip

3) Use the sewing threads to attach the tassels on the liner stack.

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip

4) Insert the bobby pin through the sewing threads.

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip

5) Separate and twist each layer of the liners and make the flower full.

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip

6. There are so many different variations that can be made to this Cupcake Paper Flower Clip. By simply using different colors or patterned cupcake liners, using different beads and adorning additional embellishments. Don’t be limited by what you see here in the tutorial, this Cupcake Paper Flower Clip could easily be turned into home decor, party decoration, and as mentioned before embellished gift wrap.

Does the Cupcake Flower Clip project make you view your household items in another light? Would you use the Cupcake Paper Flower for another project or as is? Share you ideas in the comments section below.


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July 10, 2014

Cupcake Paper Flower Clip

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  1. Rose Powell

    July 10th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    These flowers have so many different variations and possibilities, I’m like over here oozing with ideas! I want to make paper flowers 😉 Thank you for being this week’s featured craft blogger on The Brand Connection!

  2. Jamie

    July 10th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    That is adorable! This could be changed up for any occasion as well – I love it! Pinned & tweeted!

  3. Andrea Kruse

    July 10th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Cute and creative idea! That would be a fun project for my daughter to make to go with her outfit. Thanks for sharing. We can never have too many hair accessories in my house!

  4. Dawn Pruitt

    July 11th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    How cool! With all the patterned liners available, the possibilities are endless! Very easy and creative!

  5. Linda Kinsman

    July 13th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    What a novel craft idea. Like Rose said in her comments- I started thinking of variations on your craft so that my tween would like it. Glitter liners came to mind. A girl can’t go wrong with glitter. Thanks for sharing!