Cupcake Liner Gift Toppers

10 cupcake liners, a stapler, a pair of scissors and a few minutes are all you need to make this simple gift topper.

Flatten out and stack 10 cupcake liners – staple them together at the center. I used two different colored liners and alternated front and back.

Fold in half.

Make evenly spaced apart cuts into liners to fray the edges.

Pull apart liners and shape into a semi-circle.

Glue or tape onto box.


  1. Jo  February 23, 2011

    Hi there, what a great little idea, and tutorial. So pretty x

  2. Romina  February 23, 2011

    Love it! I’ m going to buy cupcakes liner!

    Hugs from Argentina

  3. Anna 'Relle  February 23, 2011

    Love this! Decorating gifts just got a little more crafty!

  4. Ana Paula  February 23, 2011

    Amei seu trabalho! Parabéns!
    Vou acompanhar seu blog de perto!!


    • camilla  February 23, 2011

      Ana – muito obrigada! -Camilla 🙂

  5. Heather @ Life Gluten Free  February 25, 2011

    I was confused at first because after stapling, folding in half and making the slits with scissors, my “bow” just laid limp so I scrunched up the liners and worked with pulling the liners apart and now it looks great! My liners really wanted to stick together.

    Thanks for sharing! My daughter’s 4th bday is on Monday and I am using these for her presents 🙂

    • camilla  February 25, 2011

      Heather – so glad to hear it worked out! Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!! How sweet! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for commenting! 🙂 Camilla

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  7. Charissa - The Gifted Blog  March 9, 2011

    This is great! I tend to veer toward more complicated ideas and I’m always looking for more approachable projects to share with my readers. Saving this one for future reference; thank you!

  8. Brenda  March 18, 2011

    I love this idea and I was able to do it. It looks fantastic!

    • camilla  March 18, 2011

      Brenda – Thanks so much for letting me know – so glad it worked out! I love these too – they are so simple to make and really help to dress up a plain gift box in a flash.
      Take Care, Camilla

  9. Cara  April 28, 2011

    I hope you don’t mind but I posted this project on my post about favorite projects made from nontraditional supplies. I think this idea is amazing!



    • camilla  April 28, 2011

      Thanks Cara, I love that – thanks for letting me know! – C

  10. Lynda :-)  June 16, 2011

    These are so pretty and easy to make, thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Lynda from Australia 🙂

  11. mel mccarthy  October 14, 2011

    What a gorgeous & resourceful topper, Camila. Thanks for sharing how to make it!

  12. dymphie  October 28, 2011

    thank you so much for the how-to, I made a flower from old book pages, super easy and fun!

  13. Trish  November 8, 2011

    Hi Camilla. I wanted to let you know I linked back to your tutorial in my first holiday post of the season. Love the idea!

  14. Lisa  December 16, 2011

    What a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing – I have tons of cupcake liners to use up.
    Hope you have a merry Christmas!

  15. Paula  February 4, 2012

    Love this idea!! I’ll be featuring you on an upcoming Five Fabulous Friday Finds post! And I can’t wait to try this!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Emilia  February 9, 2012

    This is such a cute idea! I love it and will have to try it. I bet my kids could do this easily and make their own bows for gifts.

  17. michele caponi  February 19, 2012

    I love this idea !!!

  18. Maegan  July 22, 2012

    AAAAAAAAAAdorable. Pinned!

  19. Ingrid  December 13, 2012

    Made this today! came out great!

  20. Bobbie  March 19, 2013

    I love this! Great idea.