Monday, January 16, 2012

Pretty in {Pink}: Cupcake Liner Valentine Wreath

I love our double front doors...BUT having double front doors means having double the amount of decorations for the doors. Double the amount of decorations means double the cost.  So to justify changing my door decor with every new season and holiday, cheap is the way I go. These wreaths cost me about $8 a piece.

What you'll need:
  • wreath frame
  • cupcake liners (about 145 for this size)
  • hot glue gun
  • garland
I started out with this wreath frame from the Dollar Tree ($1):

I purchased 8 packages of these ADORABLE cupcake liners (24 count each), also from the Dollar Tree, but realized later I needed more.  I ended up buying a total of 12 packages ($12) for both wreaths (6 packages per wreath):

Fold each cupcake liner into fourths (fold in half and then in half again) and hot glue them to the wreath frame, placing just a dot of glue at the point of the folded liner. Keep them close together but not too close because you will end up needing double the amount of liners.  After they are all glued on, you will be able to fluff up the liners and make them look fuller.

I added an embellishment on each wreath by flattening out a liner and cutting slits around the edge (creating a flower shape).  I stacked three on top of each other trimming each one smaller than the one under it. I skewered them with the toothpicks that came with the liners and hot glued the toothpicks to the wreath.

Next, I draped heart garland back and forth across the back of the wreath.  The garland is the reason I can't give you an exact cost on the wreaths. I bought them last year after Valentines Day and can't remember exactly how much I paid for them.  I know it was less than a dollar per garland.

I was so pleased with the final product.  I was afraid they might come out looking too "crafty" (no offense), but I think they resemble carnation wreaths.  The colors are beautiful and look gorgeous from the street. Love spending close to nothing for awesome decorations!

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  1. i love that!!! Especially the banners that go inside, what a great idea!
    you should join me for Handmade 52

  2. Pinning this! I have a wreath just like that from the dollar store and never did anything with it. I will have to go back and get the cupcake liners. Love it! I am a new follower visiting from Making the World Cuter. Vicky from Mess For Less

  3. So cute! I am going to have to dig around in the kitchen and see if I bought any cupcake liners after Valentine's Day last year...

  4. Very cute! I love that you used cupcake liners for these! So many options for colors and prints!

  5. This is beautiful! I host a Monday link party and would love for you to join me with this craft at

    Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

  6. So cute and clever, Jane! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial! I'm including a link in this week's highlights! ;)


  7. Love it! Won't you consider sharing with my readers at ?



  8. This is super cute and I am pinning it to do for Valentines. Do you take them inside if there is bad weather or at night? Just wondering because i know here in Canada, where i am, it snows and rains quite a bit and I am afraid they wouldn't last more then a few days. I think i will hang mine inside. They are super cute though!! I am now Following you and I would love for you to drop by and Follow back at:

    Have a great day!

    1. We have a huge front porch so any rain or snow would not reach our front doors. The only thing I have to worry about is the wind knocking them down. But I guess I would have to do that with any wreath. Thanks for stopping by. I will definitely stop by and visit you.

  9. So cute! I've seen cupcake liner wreaths before and haven't liked them so much but yours is adorable! I found you through Craftomaniac. Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. LOve this and can't wait to make one too! I am popping over from Embellishing Life Everyday!

  11. love this idea. The cost and difficulty level make it a great project for almost anyone. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  12. Great idea!

  13. So cute! BTW- I love your double doors! I hope you stop by my party and link up…

  14. So cute! I love the hearts you added too! Adorable!

  15. Thank so much for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays. You were featured today.

  16. Way too cute! Love the look and your creativity. Thanks for sharing.


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