Cupcake Flower Lights

May flowers have arrived! These lights were inspired by all the beautiful blooms I’ve been seeing around town. I wanted to bring the summer indoors, but they could make for some colourful outdoor lighting too:

Making these floral garlands couldn’t be faster – all you need are cupcake papers and string lights, and you’re on your way to some simple summer lighting.

 

Materials you will need: cupcake papers (large and small), string lights, scissors, and an exacto knife.

 

Step 1: To make leaves – fold a small cupcake paper in half 2 times, and with the folded point at the bottom cut a leaf shape.

Step 2: To make an 8-petal flower – fold a small cupcake paper in half 3 times, and with the folded point at the bottom cut around the top.

Step 3: To make a 16-petal flower – fold a large cupcake paper in half 4 times, and with the folded point at the bottom cut around the top.

 

 

Step 4: Cut a small X in the center of each paper.

 

Step 5: Layer cupcake papers onto each lightbulb to make flowers.