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Here’s a sweet and simple gift idea for all the mothers in your life – a Mother’s Day corsage! The flowers are made from cupcake liners, which are the perfect papers for flower making. They’re sturdy, but easy to cut. The little pleats in the paper make the flowers nice and ruffled. The come in a million patterns and colors, so it’s easy to construct one to match any outfit Mom might be wearing to Mother’s Day brunch!
1. Begin by folding your small cupcake liners in half, then quarters, and finally eighths to create a small wedge shape. Hold the center (the pointy end) and use your scalloped shaping scissors to cut a rounded “v” shape from the opposite end. When you unfold your liner, you should have a flower shape.
2. Repeat step number one, and cut all large and small cupcake liners into flowers.
3. Stack all of your small liners so the petals are off set. Staple an “x” in the center of the stack. Stack the large liners in a similar fashion and staple together. Stick an adhesive foam dot in the center of the large stack, and stick the two stacks together.
4. Fold all of the petals forward, except the bottom layer, to fluff your flower. The bottom layer should remain flat.
5. Use your XXXXL circle punch to punch out a back for the corsage from cardstock. Use a dab of hot glue to attach the pin back to the back of your circle.
6. Flip your circle over and glue the leaves to the front side.
7. Use a adhesive foam dot or dab of hot glue to attach the flower to the base, on top of the leaves. Punch out two butterflies and attach them using adhesive dots to the petals.
Small Cupcake Liners (minimum of four)
Large Cupcake Liners (minimum of 5)
Two millinery leaves (look for them in the bridal or floral section of your local craft store)
Adhesive Foam Dots
Stapler and Staples
Glue gun and Glue Stick