Cupcake Liner Pom Pom Centrepieces Revisited

A while back, I wrote a tutorial on how to make cupcake liner centrepieces.  I loved the look of them, but as they sat on my kitchen table among my other wedding prototypes, I noticed a fatal flaw: the finishing nails, due to the small size of the head, are not all that secure.  For longevity, this is an issue: I found that some of the liners started to fall off, while the nail stayed in the ball.

It was time for Cupcake Liner Pom Pom 2.0: Thumbtack Edition!

Left: my original puff centrepiece looks lackluster in comparison to version 2.0 Right: The thumbtacks are less fragile than finishing nails, which lets you include more cupcake wrappers for a denser, more glamorous  centrepiece.
Left: my original puff centrepiece looks lackluster in comparison to version 2.0
Right: The thumbtacks are less fragile than finishing nails, which lets you include more cupcake wrappers for a denser, more glamorous centrepiece.

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Styrofoam Balls (I used 3″)
  • Flat Shiny Thumbtacks (Cheapest ones in silver I could find were at Walmart)
  • Cupcake Wrappers
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  1. Take a cupcake wrapper.
  2. Take a thumbtack.
  3. Pierce the centre of the cupcake liner with the pin of the thumbtack facing the base.
  4. Fold up the cupcake wrapper from the centre up.
  5. Twirl the paper in a circular motion, forming a shape similar to a flower.
  6. Pierce the thumbtack into the styrofoam ball. You can use glue if you want for extra stability and security.
  7. Repeat until the ball is full.

Craftcore Puff Centrepiece Tutorial

These puffs are quite adorable. While I plan on using these for my wedding, they’d be really cute to use at a birthday party or other event as well. Happy puff-making!

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