Monday, June 28, 2010

800 little cupcakes that weren't meant to be....

I had this lamp from Ikea and thought it needed something....

800 cupcake liners to be exact...

I got the idea from the wreaths made with punched pages from books.
I wasn't up to punching - and cupcake liners popped into my head!

I got two packs of these and it wasn't enough, I had to get another pack of 100

You use one of these handy craft tools ~

place the cupcake liner on top~

fold it over the pencil {craft tool}~

about 800 times!
then hot glue, hot glue, hot glue!

I love how it looks lit ~ a nice glow ~ kinda 'jelly fish' looking!

people are drawn to it and have the urge to touch it!

it took many, many nights to complete this,
but if you have a TV in front of you
the folding and gluing goes by fast!

I'm sorry about the 800 cupcakes that weren't meant to be!


  1. On behalf of the cupcakes, we forgive you. This is too cool! :)

  2. Just popped over from Between Naps on the Porch. that is really cool! I love the texture ... it looks fluffy and kind of like a big flower and kind of like a piece of coral all at the same time. Love it! (and love your sophisticated "crafty tool" as well!) :)

  3. OMGosh, how cute is that! Great idea. I wouldn't want to punch that many times either Ü

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  4. That is A LOT of cupcake liners! But the look is TOTALLY worth it! This is an amazing transformation -- and how creative are you!?! Great job!

  5. very cool, I'm drawn to it also :) You are sooooooo very clever girl, you inspire!

  6. I love it! It reminds me of a big piece of coral! And I love coral. Awesome :-)

  7. That is so original ,awesome ,love it !!!

  8. ... and folks say I am patient with my embroidery. that sure takes some kind of patience and the result is so worth it. :)

  9. Oh those poor cupcakes.....ah well the liners went on to a greater purpose. :) Great project!

    I've given you an award over at my site today!

  10. Love this do have a lot of patience!

  11. Love it!!! Sooo Pretty :)) Don't you just love coming up with ways to take things you already have and giving them a new life??? I do!!! Would love for you to come and see some of my transformations :)) I am getting ready to open an online shop (from my blog) that is just that. Taking old discarded items and making them valuable again!!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

  12. really cute! the title on the blog party at shabby chic cottage caught my eye! good job!

  13. I would have never have thought of this, but what an awesome, unique idea! I'd never guess it was cupcake liners if you hadn't said so. Very cool!

  14. Lots of time spent but worth it! I've done wreaths like this with fabric. A fun project!