Have you tried delving into using watercolors? It is very relaxing and a bit addicting too. The craft I’m sharing with you will come very handy when you throw any party! Please take a look below and see how you can change plain boring cupcake wrappers into pretty ones.
Tutorial DIY Watercolor Cupcake Wrappers
Use a cupcake wrapper die to make the wrappers from white card-stock paper. Say what? What is a die? A die is a tool made of steel that you use with a die cut machine. Once you try to die cut paper with a die cut machine, you will love how many things you can make on your own. You have a couple of options:
- A- Invest in a die cutting machine ($79) on Amazon + one cupcake wrapper die or
- B- You can buy cupcake wrappers already cut for you on Etsy, and all you do is the watercolor part ;)
When you create a ombre effect, you will soak the paper quite a bit with water. Once the card-stock dries you can “flatten” the paper by placing it in between a big book.
Use a brush with hardly any water at all but watercolor in the color of your choice to create the “flowers” shown below.
I experimented with different techniques. From the bottom to top, I tried to evoke “peony” flowers, next I did a ombre effect and for the rest of the wrappers I played with my watercolor brush to make more flowers.
Won’t these make any cupcakes look extra pretty? Here are a few in a blue palette.