I’ve always loved these floral cupcake baking cups. But I find it so sad that they end up tossed in the garbage bin once they are used for baking. Let them live a little longer as pretty votive decorations. Perfect for that outdoor dinner you’ve been planning! Adjust the size of the wire circle and they easily become napkin rings as well.
Materials needed: flower cupcake baking cups, scissors, hot glue gun, green crepe paper, floral tape, floral wire, glass votives.
Step 1: Cut enough wire to wrap around the glass votive holder. Join the ends together and twist closed.
Step 2: Cut several 1” – 2” leaves out of crèpe paper, leaving enough stem to be able to attach to the wire.
Step 3: Wrap the wire with floral tape, adding a few leaves every inch or so.
Step 4: Fold a flower cupcake liner in half, then in half again. Pinch the folded end together.
Step 5: Attach the “flower” to the wire, and hot glue it in place.
Step 6: Repeat steps 4-5 until you have 4 or 5 flowers on the ring. Place the ring over the votive, and gently adjust the flowers and leaves if needed.
Photography by Tim Gibson