After removing the bases of the cupcake liners, the pleated paper strips are perfect to wrap around a polystyrene cone to from a Christmas tree. With so many Christmas themed patty pans/cupcake liners available, it is fun to make some trees for the Christmas table. Best of all they are really quick to assemble (under an hour to make three trees) and we had all the supplies on hand.
You will need:
- polystyrene cone (from craft stores)
- patty pans/cupcake liners (approx 12 for each tree)
- sequin pins
You just pin each layer, starting at the bottom. The bottom layers will need two strips, then just cut strips to fit. Each layer overlaps the one below it by approx 1/4 inch to cover the pins. When you get to the top, you cut a complete patty pan in half. Fold that in half again so you have a quarter Bend each side around to form a mini cone shape, pop that on top, and secure with pins ( you could use tape to hold the top together if you prefer). This gives it a nice pointy tip.
Next year we can easily replace the patty pans with something else. One of the polystyrene cones was repurposed from our button tree from a previous year.
We might try the baking paper garland from On a Whim next. Check out the colourful and fun Cupcake Liner Trees at The 36th Avenue.
For more Cupcake Liner inspiration, check out our Cupcake Liner Crafts Pinterest Board.
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