These Cake Case Flowers sit on a shelf above my desk and bring me so much joy. I love real flowers, I really do, but there is nothing that makes me smile more than the handmade ones that grace my desk which have over time been made by my boys. They are often so simple to make, but they last forever and these cake case daffodils are so simple to make, but look amazing. Even better this is a mess-free craft.
How to make cake case daffodils
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- Cake or bun cases (we used easy bake bright muffin cases)
- Double-sided tape
- Bright multi-coloured wooden buttons
- Green paper straws
- Sticky tape
Instructions to make paper flowers
Cupcake cases make brilliant flower petals and we love using them for more than just baking, they are also perfect for making party containers too. Use a selection of sizes for cupcakes, buns and muffins.
Start by taking the largest cake case in the colour of your choice and cutting the outside of the cases to resemble petals. My boys choose orange and yellow as they are at the age when they want their end result to look similar to the real thing.
I love using double sided tape with kids as it is great for fine motor skills, it can be hard to peel the backing off, but that teaches patience and practice makes perfect. It is often better to add the tape to everything for younger children, so they can just enjoy the sticking!
To make it easier for little fingers, stick the to the bottom of items, trust me it is easier to peel it off the bottom of a cake case then the inside!
Then the fun begins and you can start putting together the cases to resemble daffodil heads. Once they are at the stage above then you stick the paper straws to the rear as stems.
A whole bunch of cake case daffodils would make a fab gift for Mothers Day, but I love having them around the house all year round!
We are big fans of homemade flowers and I love having them around the house.
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Oh they are very pretty. What a neat idea and you could make other flowers like that using different colours.
These are great for kids to make! I’ve got everything to make these as well which is a bonus!
Oh, I love them! I adore the colours, these would be amazing for brightening up rubbish winter days. Great that they last too, I’m always sad when it’s time to throw the flowers away.xx
ahhh I love these! so so pretty! i need to make them for my house
I’m not a big fan of the winter, so I long to see the first signs of spring. And there’s nothing that ushers in the end of the British winter like the sight of daffodil bulbs beginning to shoot.
No sign of them in my garden just yet, so paper ones on the desk would do nicely!
Brilliantly simple craft that both my children would love to do (I know that because they are sitting here telling me so, repeatedly!) Thank you for sharing.
What a cute idea! Bookmarking this for future use for sure!
Such a great idea, I’m always sad when I finally have to throw my flowers away, at least these ones I can keep as long as I want
They are so pretty and just in time for St David’s Day! 🙂
Ah these are beautiful! Such a great idea and simple to do, and also brightens up any home!
I will defo be trying these when my little one gets a bit older! beautiful photos too! Suz xo http://www.beauisblue.com
I love arts and crafts and these look so pretty.It would be alovely activity for kids to do for mothersday.
These look lovely and they’re such a clever design.
Brilliant and I love a bit of double sided sticky tape!
This is so amazing would never of thought of doing this how fab.
oh Jen these look fantastic, I may even have a go at these with Joshua .. we even have the materials!
Ahhh I love my handmade flowers too, they mean so much. Another great idea from you, thank you.
These look super simple to make – pinned to my craft board
These are a lovely idea. I love the stripey paper straws. Very cute 🙂 thanks for linking #weloveweekends
Aw these are so cute, what a really lovely idea x
These are lovely, they make me want spring to hurry up and come!
Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus! These look like lovely, perky gifts to receive.
Using this guide, I surpised my wife and my 4 years old daughter with a few handmade daffodils. They certainly loved them. A little tip – if you are going for a children present, use brighter colours.
These are adorable!
Thank you for the inspiration – my Daughter and i are going to make these for Mothers day!
Your Commentswhat a great idea – Erin would love making these.
Beautiful flowers. Such strong, vivid and warm colours
so cute! the button in the middle makes it perfect
These are adorable! I love daffodils but the saddest thing is when they start to droop…this is the perfect way to fix that!! Love this.
These are lovely! We seem to have millions of pretty cupcake cases, so this is a great use for them.
such a clever idea! so pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us! #pintorials
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These are so cute! Thanks for sharing on the Frugal Family linky!
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Oh these are absolutely adorable!!
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The buttons are a nice touch
These are so pretty! But you had me hooked at ‘mess free’ 🙂