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.

how to fold baking cups

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

punching hole in baking cup

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.

baking cup folded with punched hole

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.
green making tape for making leaves
  • Put sticky sides together with wire sandwiched in the middle.
wire in center of masking tape
  • Cut a leaf shape at each end with 1 inch trimmed in the middle.
leaf shape cut into making tape
  • Twist leaves underneath paper baking cups.
twist leaves under baking cups

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

cute flower make from baking cup with tootsie roll pop in center

Mini Paper Muffin Cup Flowers

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

red baking cups for making flowers

Arrange papers on sucker stick for another beautiful flower.

adorable baking cup valentine paper flowers

Mini muffin cup papers can be folded either way

two different ways to fold the paper cups in thirds or half

for mini flowers.

muffin cup flowers in red and purple

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.

pretty bouquet of paper cup valentines

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. 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.

  2. That is a great idea. I will have my class make these for their parents and for valentines day. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 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.

  4. This is wonderful! My 4 year old picked this idea as the one to do for her treat this year. She is thrilled!!!

  5. These are awesome! I’m going to make a “bunch” in white and pink polka dots! So, so so cute!

  6. So cute! I’ll be sharing this on my pirates-n-princesses facebook fanpage! You should check it out!

  7. 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!

  8. Cuteness overload. I LOVE this idea! And I happen to have a handy horde of cute cupcake wrappers already. 😉

  9. GREAT POST. Photos and instructions are very clear! Thanks for a great idea in plenty of time to get them done!

  10. 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!

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