By Steph Hung
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.