Valentine CupCake liner Topiary


HEY THERE- This is what I worked on this afternoon. Do you all REMEMBER my Halloween Cupcake Liner Topiary? well if you would like to see it, you can click the link. Anyhoo, I decided I wanted to make a smaller one for Valentines. I used the styrofoam balls that are the second ones to the smallest. With the cupcake liners glued on, it makes it larger-but I love the size.

SUPPLIES: small styrofoam balls, small cupcake liners, ribbon, bowl-vase-pot-whatever you decide, hot glue gun, and dowel,.
First paint the dowel, I used a Ink Pad in pink and rubbed it up and down the dowel.

 BEST DISCOVERY from yours truly and best TIP EV-AH!!!! I used the same size dowel and wrapped the cupcake liner over it, creating the flat surface for some hot glue. THEN….

using the dowel I pushed the cupcake liner firmly into the styrofoam holding it there for a few secs. Never ever using my fingers, so no burns, no worries.

CONTINUE the process until the ball is fully covered. P.S. I used the dowel the whole time and it even made the process go further. No scrunching up the cupcake liner to glue it on.WINKS!
NEXT, I placed a styrofoam ball in the tea cup and wedged shredded paper around it. 
I then stuck the dowel into the center of the styrofoam, adding more shredded paper on top and anywhere else it needed it.

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  1. CUTE! I totally just bought all the supplies to make one of these today and ALMOST bought the same cupcake liners! haha
    Can’t wait to make my own. 🙂

  2. Oh wow! So cute!! I might have to do a few of these. I think I’ve got everything I need here. Thanks for sharing!!

    ~ Kristi

  3. That’s way cute!!

  4. So cute! I have been lurking about your blog for about 2 weeks now and LOVE everything I’ve seen. I’m just getting back into the crafty-swing-of-things after having 3 babies in just under 5 years. Thanks so much for sharing everything!

  5. OH!! This is so adorable! I LOVE it!! I’m gonna have to try this! GREAT tip too!! I did a V-day wreath and made it a detailed picture tutorial and you can see HOT GLUE GUN burns all over my finger!!! I was a bit embarrassed!

  6. Love it! Turned out so cute!

  7. I just tried this today before reading your tutorial Using the dowel is a great tip. I kept burning my fingers and it didn’t look very good. I’ll try again tomorrow with your method!

  8. Once again–I love it!

  9. Love this, I have been wanting to make something like this. I like your method too.

  10. Super cute! It turned out great!

  11. So darling! Love topiaries and yours are always so cute!

  12. Topiary’s make everything look better!! Great job!

  13. Very sweet 🙂

  14. Adorable!!!

  15. Adorable. Can’t wait to make one of these 🙂

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  16. Jen,

    This is so CAUTE!!! Seriously! CAUTE! Love it girl! Need to find this mug though!!!

  17. I love your polka dot cup…and such great tips to avoid burned fingers! I usually end up with glue all over my hands! I love the finished product, so cute!

  18. cutest eva’!! i love that u used a coffee mug, what a cute idea!! i’ve always wanted to try a topiary with liners, so now i’m inspired:) i have tomorrow off work for mlk day, so its gonna be cute craft day for me! thanks for always making me smile, reminding me to appreciate lifes small treasures and inspiring me to craft cute things! love ya girl ♥

  19. So friggn cute! Thanks for the tip on using the dowel rod!!!!!!!!


  20. Where did you have the tutorial for the wrapped candles? Is that scrapbook paper or what? I love everything you’re doing and have done for Valentine’s Day.


  21. I love this! So sweet & charming! I just tweeted about it, too. Thanks for crafting with STYROFOAM Brand Foam.


  22. You are amazing! I am featuring this at today.

  23. So cute! Awesome idea, i must try it! =D

  24. This is sooo cute!! I love how ruffl-y it looks! 🙂
    The little cup you put in really finished it off too. Great job!

  25. Thanks so much for sharing this I think is very cute and it would look good anywhere. I just love all of the crafts that come with valentine’s day. I’m also posting it on my blog with a direct link to yours. Thanks.

  26. Very cute! Great idea; I love it! Thank you for sharing.

  27. What a cute topiary! I love the vignette too!

  28. So cute and festive. I bought some red liners on sale after Christmas that would be perfect to try something like this. Thanks for showing the tips how to do it. Saw you on CSI.

  29. Oh how cute!

  30. This is so pretty. You should come link up at Fun for Kids Friday

  31. I made a version of your topiaries for my daughter’s birthday party. They came out great! Here is the link: and I linked back to you 🙂

  32. I Liked iT!I will put a link of your tutorial on my blog with credits,if you don’t care about!Thank You!

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