diy {cupcake flower pins}


This is a totally random project. Probably the result of needing a 5 minute break from refereeing wrestling matches. It is just a simple little idea for dressing up gifts or even a sack lunch (though my boys would hate it)….

Supplies: mini cupcake liners, clothes pins, paper clips, random ribbon/fabric bits, hot glue gun

Fold three cupcake liners in half and stack them into a circle (hot gluing as you go).

Add decorative stuff to the center. Hot glue a paper clip or clothes pin to the base.

For a different look, fold in half and hot glue down the length of the clothes pin.

Nothing fancy, but it is an easy 5 minute creative break. It also just looks cute πŸ™‚

FireCracker and her art apron….I bought my first ever pack of tiny hair bands. I need help learning how to use them. No rush, she doesn’t like them anyway.

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  • lindsey - I’m in love! Can’t wait to do these! And as far as the plastic hairbands go – Adeline HATES them, so I feel like i’m torturing her. But her bangs are so long now (and I don’t want to cut them) that I’m just going for it. Plus, how cute are pigtails?? And I will say that i usually use one on top like you did, except put it in further back to make the hair lay down better, then clip in a bow to hold the remainder of the kung-fu ponytail down πŸ™‚

  • giozi - Beautiful wrapping.

    I would like to have an apron like her πŸ˜‰

  • Jenni - Very cute craft! I was thinking the other day that you have always reminded me of someone. Then, I figured out who it is. Don’t know if you are a So You Think You Can Dance fan, but back in Season 2, there was a contestant named Heidi Groskreutz. For some reason, I think you two resemble each other. Just in case you are looking for a doppelganger, I thought I would let you know ;-).

  • Jussara - Cute! Those add a nice touch to a gift.
    I can’t believe that’s an apron, it’s adorable. I thought it was a dress!
    My 18 month old daughter would pull out the hair bands a minute after I put it on her…. Until a friend told me to get the ones they sell at the baby session at my local Target. They stretch really far and you can loop them around a few times, making it impossible for her tiny hands to rip them off her hair

  • cailan - Darling! Curious where those cute cupcake liners are from…

  • Sarah Pratt - I LOVE Firecracker’s apron! Where did you get it? Must have one for my little girls!!!!

  • Amy - I just read this cnn: LEGO mini-statues of the mythological god Jupiter, left, his wife Juno, and the astronomer Galileo will be aboard the Mission Juno satellite.

    Liftoff is today at 11:34 am.

    I’ve been reading long enough to know your kids love legos and you love NASA/Astronauts, so as soon as I read this I thought it would be fun to share. πŸ™‚

  • mandi@herbanhomestead - I love how you are always thinking up ways to make the ordinary lovely. This is such a sweet idea for a gift.
    And…we never got along with those tiny hair thingies either.

  • Stephanie F - How is her apron so clean? Also thanks for the inspiration. Today and Yesterday too.

  • Nicole - cute idea! We’ve been using hair bands on our just 1-yr-old for months – she has a full head of hair and it’s stick straight (sorry, sweet girl, you can blame that on your momma!). A friend turned us onto the Faded Glory brand that they sell at Wal-Mart and they do work really well, they come in a little pill box-looking container. They don’t rip the hair as much as some of the other brands and they are impossible for her to pull out. Good luck!

  • Sarah - I love that Apron, where is it from? Use the small hair bands, wrap them 3 times, they stay well and little hands have a hard time getting them out. You can do pony on top like you had, to the side with a cute clippy and then best ever is piggies. My daughter that is the same age has less hair and they work perfect! Good luck!

  • emmybrown - LOVE the art apron! And that face!!! Oh, my, Cute! πŸ™‚

  • Lisa - Love the mini pony tail! And the apron very cute!

  • georgia - The little bitty rubber bands are impossible to use. They have medium size ones at target that are much easier to work with. Love the apron.

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - I LOVE when packages are cute. It makes me so happy!

  • michelle rodriguez - tiny hairands….we love em. I even use them. I buy a pack o 100 at the dollar store, and we just dispose of them after the end of the day. Easiest way…baby nail clippers.(so no hair pulling) we like to either do piggies, a fountain (as you have figured out) or a side half pony…just part to the side…slick down with some water and a comb and secure above the ear, but kind of slide the band down a little so the pony blends and doesn’t stick up.
    Love the art smock! and the pic of her little eye peeking over the table.
    I’f only I could convice my husband for my NEED for a dslr. He doesn’t get it…says your phone takes great pictures! ugh.

  • That Uncomfortable Itch - Ok, so I have to ask this. Is everything in your life/home stunning? I come here and your awesomeness is astounding and so darn pretty! Nothing is beige with your pictures and I love that. This is always such a beatiful morning visit for me. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Pummel - They look fun and easy. My idea of a good time! Thanks for sharing.

  • meg duerksen - my only advice for hair ties is to try to put them in when their hair is damp…..less hair standing up. and i used to turn on dora or something that would mesmerize them and when their were zombies i would put it in their hair and they would not notice for a long time. πŸ™‚

  • Bopha - Cute apron, makes me regret not getting that other one for Harper. Maybe i’ll convince them to order more this year.

  • Urska - My daughter is 18 months and we have been using the tiny rubber bands for a while. I have learned tiny clear ones work best. They have most elasticity to them. The ones you have are cute but easier to pull out.
    Once I am ready to tame my daughter’s hair, I put the rubber band on my finger. This way it stretches a bit and the warmth of my finger makes it easier to work with. Then I just make a pony tail and twist the rubber band three times.
    This morning for the first time I was able to braid her front hair. I was so excited that I took pictures of it right away. Should be posted on the blog late tonight.

  • RaD - Ha! As I read this post my son walked up behind me and said wow! that looks like a fun craft are they making a sea clam? Boys and girls see the world so much differently. πŸ™‚

    On a side note, I was catching up on my blog reading (cuz’ we were at kids camp) and just finished reading your post about adoption. That is so beautiful and encouraging. We feel God truly leading us toward adoption also, although right now the details are blurred, we are starting to just research and pray. Thank you for sharing your story, and that of your little one. God’s hand is moving in mighty ways….

  • Megan - What a great craft, I definitely have plenty of cupcake wrappers! Also, I love firecrackers hair pulled back, what a cutie!

  • EmRuss - My FAVORITE tip ever on the ponytails with those plastic rubber bands is to use a seam ripper (they are like $1.50 at walmart) to just cut them out of their hair. My girls scream and cry when I try to take them out without it. The seam ripper doesn’t cut their hair and it is quick and easy (and PAINLESS). I have about four. One by the bathtub, one by their beds, one by the hair stuff. It is awesome. I don’t know who originally had the idea, but it has totally saved me.

    LOVE your blog, by the way!! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us!!

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  • Mitzi - Is that an apron made out of a dress? So smart and cute!