Usher in spring with a pretty crown of realistic blooms that
are easy to create using baking cups.
This handmade flower crown won't wilt once the party's over! Using two paper cups for each flower, you just fold, trim, and tape. Create as many flowers as desired, then glue them to a wire ring. Thanks to colorful cupcake liners, these bold blooms are just as beautiful as the real thing.
Shop Around Look for value packs of baking cups in stores or online. You'll get a variety of colors and patterns for mix-and-match options.
Stack two same-size baking cups. Fold the cups in half, then fold the half in thirds. Cut the edges of the folded paper cup into short waves or rounded scallops. Cut along the pleats of the folded cup as desired to create petals, leaving the flat center of the cups intact. Roll the folded cup into a cone; separate the petals by gently bending each one back. Secure folded end with washi tape. Repeat to make an assortment of large and small flowers.
Cut a piece of twine-covered wire to fit around your child's head. Twist the ends together to make a ring. Hot-glue the flowers to the ring in a cluster (above). Cut a few leaf shapes from green baking cups, and hot-glue them around the outside edges of the flower cluster. Cover any exposed wires with washi tape.