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Baking Cup Flower Valentines

Posted by  ·  January 12, 2011  ·  Last Updated: February 9, 2019

Craft up a darling flower with baking cups.  You only need baking cups and a Tootsie Pop (or another round sucker) to make the flowers. The leaves are a simple trick I will show you how to make!

Baking cup flowers make wonderful Valentines.  Isn’t it amazing that simple muffin cups can be turned into beautiful flowers?  They are a perfect way to give your Valentine a sweet treat!

Baking Cup Flower Supplies

  • green masking tape (typically this is painters tape)
  • regular hole punch
  • paper baking cups or some say muffin cups ( six for each flower)
  • wire (easily bendable floral wire)
  • scissors
  • Tootsie Pops  or Blow Pop Suckers for larger flowers Dum Dum suckers for mini flowers

How to Make Baking Cup Flowers

How to make Paper Muffin Cup Flowers

Fold four paper baking cups into half and lay two out flat.

Punch a hole 1/4 inch from the edge on the four folded papers.

Fold the other two papers in half and punch off the edge to make a hole in the center of the baking cup (like paper on the left side), open back up.

Place four folded papers onto sucker stick, overlapping 1/4 of the baking cup each time a paper is added. Then place two open papers.

How to make masking tape leaves

You are going to be shocked at how realistic these leave look and you only use masking tape and wire.

  • Lay out two pieces of green masking tape about 7 inches long, sticky side facing up.  Place a piece of wire in the center of one piece.
  • Put sticky sides together with wire sandwiched in the middle.
  • Cut a leaf shape at each end with 1 inch trimmed in the middle.
  • Twist leaves underneath paper baking cups.

So cute! What a fun little project that even kids can do!

Mini Paper Muffin Cup Flowers

Fold the four center papers in 1/4 to make a pie shape for a different look.

Arrange papers on sucker stick for another beautiful flower.

Mini muffin cup papers can be folded either way

for mini flowers.

It is easy to write to and from on the masking tape leaves. In no time at all, you can have a whole bouquet of flowers.

Love flowers? Try this sweet printable paper flower Valentine! Just print!


Flower Crafts

If you don’t want to add a sucker these baking cup flowers don’t need one!

Cupcake Liner Flowers

cupcake liner flowers

Fabric flowers are easy to make and are beautiful to embellish just about anything!

Fabric Flowers Choose from over 10 flowers to make!


Scrap Fabric Flowers

Scrap Fabric Flowers

Tissue Paper Flowers

tissue paper flowers

Crochet Flowers


crochet flowers

Crochet Flowers & Leaves

This crochet rose is a beginner project that anyone can do!

Crochet Rose

crochet rose



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  1. Caraj
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019
    This is a cool website! Thanks!
  2. Shaina Thompson
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019
    Muffin cup flowers for Valentine's Day are so very cute!! Thanks for sharing the idea.
  3. peg
    Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
    so cute!
  4. Priscilla D'Souza
    Saturday, January 20th, 2018
    This craft is amazing. Appropriate for kids. Just loved it. I am very excited to do this craft with my school kids.
  5. Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
    SO CUTE!! I need to do this for my daughters class. I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)
  6. Monday, January 27th, 2014
    These are too cute, I wish I hadn't gotten Valentine's for my daughter because these would be perfect for her class!
  7. Monday, April 22nd, 2013
    Thanks for this fantastic idea!!!!!!
  8. b
    Sunday, February 12th, 2012
    Thanks for the idea and instructions! We made these yesterday with a few simple modifications: couldn't find the tape at the store so instead, we used green pipe cleaners. They turned out great!
  9. Kathy
    Friday, February 10th, 2012
    This is an adorable idea. I am buying the supplies today so my daughter and I can make these for next week. Thank you for the idea : )
  10. Evelyn
    Monday, December 26th, 2011
    Thanks! I love the step-by-step directions with pictures. Wonderful! I plan to make these for my church kids, ages newborn through.....special needs adults. I will make a bouquet of these. I can cut straws to different lengths to use as extensions to the stick-stems. I will probably use green tissue paper to jazz it up.
  11. Terry
    Sunday, August 28th, 2011
    That is a great idea. I will have my class make these for their parents and for valentines day. Thanks for sharing.
  12. Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
    Thanks so much for the adorable tutorial. I used these to make little Valentine gifts...filled baby food jars with M&Ms and stuck these inside.
  13. Danielle
    Monday, February 14th, 2011
    Hi! Thanks for the great tutorial. These came out great! I cheated on the leaves a bit. I just used sparkly green pipe cleaners instead, punched out a paper heart for the to and from and attached it to the pipe cleaner.
  14. Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
    This is wonderful! My 4 year old picked this idea as the one to do for her treat this year. She is thrilled!!!
  15. Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
    These are awesome! I'm going to make a "bunch" in white and pink polka dots! So, so so cute!
  16. Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
    So cute! I'll be sharing this on my pirates-n-princesses facebook fanpage! You should check it out!
  17. Lori
    Saturday, January 15th, 2011
    Thanks so much for the idea! I am going to make them for my kids classes. I need to make 53 of them so I am starting today!
  18. Jenny
    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    I am so making these for Kansas Day in 2 weeks! Yellow baking cups with chocolate brown Tootsie Pops for centers - perfect KS sunflowers! Thank you for the inspiration! I found the amazing selection of papers at your cute shop, Sweet!: http://www.sweetbakingsupply.com/baking-cups-paper-glassine-c-21_31.html

    Love this!
  19. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    I am totally doing these with my son for his preschool class. Great project!
  20. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    These are so cute! I'll have to try making them with my daughter.
  21. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Cuteness overload. I LOVE this idea! And I happen to have a handy horde of cute cupcake wrappers already. ;-)
  22. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    These are ADORABLE! Great post!
  23. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    GREAT POST. Photos and instructions are very clear! Thanks for a great idea in plenty of time to get them done!
  24. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    So cute! I just saw a nice selection of cupcake papers at JoAnn's. Looks like I'll have to run back and get some! Thanks for the great pics. It makes it so much easier to understand the craft, even a simple one. Your blog is so sweet!
  25. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Super cute! great idea :)
  26. Lori May
    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Love these! My girls and I will definitely be making them for Valentine's. I just placed my first order with your shop.
  27. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Absolutelly adorable! I'm printing instructions now and can't wait to make them. Thanks so much -
  28. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    What a good idea, this is just so cute!! I love it! :D
  29. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    How stinkin' cute!! We are stuck inside due to snow, so i am going to see if i can do these today!
  30. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Such a cute idea! TFS!!
  31. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    OH!!! How cute are these!!! My hubby LOVES DumDums too! AND he's going thru them like crazy as he is on day 12 of being a NON smoker!! This would be PERFECT!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)
  32. Laura
    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    I have been looking for the perfect little treat to give to about 20 girls that are between 3rd and 6th grade. Thanks for this adorable idea and the super cute baking cups.
  33. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Wow, those are really cute and FUN! I know my kids would not only love making those but receiving those as well!! what a fun idea!
  34. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    I love this! I am going to try this with my daughter for her valentines this year! :)
  35. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Just too adorable. Thanks for a great idea!
  36. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    What an adorable and cute idea! Thank you for sharing, going to work with my daughters with this one!!
  37. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    These are so adorable! I can't wait to make them:-)
  38. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    Love it!!! My boys will be making these for Valentines Day for their classes! Thanks for sharing!
  39. Cindy
    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    I think this would be fun to do with my daughter! Thanks!