Happy May Day! I can hardly believe we are already into May 2013. Just a few more weeks and the kids will be out of school and BBQ season will be upon us. Portland has been annoyingly rainy this year and the sight of the sun is making for a very happy household.
So to welcome in May and the warm weather ahead, I made some paper flowers to brighten up our place.
I’ve been wanting to make these decorative paper balls from cupcake liners for over a year now. They are all over Pinterest and super easy to create.
I picked up paper cupcake liners in several bright colors and 3″ styrofoam balls.
To begin you’ll want to fold the paper liner in half:
Then in quarters:
Then in eighths:
Once your liner is folded, you can easily glue it onto the styrofoam using a hot glue gun. I had read to apply the liner with a pin (which you can see in these photos), but I found that this was an unnecessary step and the hot glue holds fine without it.
I also found that it’s much easier to add the glue directly onto the styrofoam instead of the liner.
Repeat a bunch more times. For each ball, I used about 60 cupcake liners.
Since this is such a repetitive project, Tess helped me out. I folded all the paper and she worked the glue gun. It’s all about the team work.
When the glue has dried, the paper easily fluff’s out to fill any gaps that may have occurred. This is a very forgiving craft.
We’ll be enjoying these with a little Cinco de Mayo fest this weekend and they will transition us right into Mother’s Day. However, I think they would make really cute decorations for a birthday or baby shower too.
With the warmer weather are you adding any new decor to your home? Have you tried anything new projects from Pinterest? Does anyone else hear giggles when you say “decorative balls”? Yeah… that’s life with teenagers sometimes.
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