When we went to pull out our Valentine’s Day decorations, we realized the tacky tinsel had to go. So with the mercury dropping due to an incoming polar vortex, we got busy crafting over the weekend. It was the perfect time to hunker down and get creative (sorry, Netflix), so we decided to make always-blooming Valentine’s flowers and a sweet-as-candy cutout garland. We’ll walk you through our adorable DIY projects so you can make them too!
Cupcake Liner Flowers
-paper straws (optional)
Step 1: Take 8 cupcake liners and pull the edges out and flatten them.
Step 2: Using scissors, *carefully* poke two small holes through the wrappers and feed the pipe cleaner up through one hole. Pull it down through the other hole and tightly wind the extra pipe cleaner around the stem.
Step 3: Starting with the top cupcake liner, begin pinching and twisting the layers so they look like petals. Repeat with each liner.
Step 4: Feed the pipe cleaner through the straw for a sturdier stem. This step is optional, but the straws look better and it will keep the flower standing upright.
We put the flowers in vases filled with Valentine’s Day candy, but feel free to get creative with your display!
Cut-Out Paper Garland
-asorted plain and printed paper and cardstock
-4 in. doilies
-needle and thread (we used embroidery floss but pulled it apart)
Step 2: Cut around the outline of the doily. Repeat until you have as many cutouts as you need- keep in mind they’re 4 inches across.
Step 3: Thread needle.
Step 4: Mixing and matching the different papers, sew them together until your garland is your desired length. Hang and enjoy!
We had a great time revamping the decorations for the store, so stop in for a visit and see our updated digs!