A birthday wreath made from cupcake liner flowers and paper plate flowers is the perfect decoration for your front door, and something you can certainly hang in the birthday girl's room afterwards as a nice reminder. Yesterday was my daughter's ninth birthday, and the last opportunity to make something like this, since double digits would be twice the work! While this looks fairly straight forward, it is time consuming and not something one could whip up at the last minute. Even the night before was stretching it, believe me!
Today is the first day of the Jewish month of Av, ushering in an intense nine day period of mourning before our most solemn holiday, Tisha B'Av. So while posting festive birthday projects doesn't seem quite appropriate, I thought I'd post just this one, since the number nine happens to be quite fitting!
- cupcake liners and cupcake liner flower tutorial
- paper plates and paper plate flower tutorial
- hot glue gun
Draw a number on a piece of cardboard, I used an open cereal box. Cut out number. Make a bunch of paper plate flowers and start by adhering those to the cardboard with hot glue. Fill in with cupcake liner flowers and flowers which consist of cupcake liners on the outside, and rolled paper plate rim flowers on the inside. For smaller flowers you can also cut the paper plate rim in half depth wise, which when rolled makes a great center to glue inside some cupcake liners. Fill in empty spaces with cupcake liners such that no cardboard is visible, and you're done!
For DIY wedding decor, one could certainly use this idea to make the initials of the bride and groom, and of course doing them in just cupcake liners is a nice idea as well, though the paper plate flowers add a bit of joyful whimsy that will make everyone smile!