Cupcake Paper Seashell Art

Step 3 Arrange the shells onto the painted cards in whatever pattern you like and utilize small dabs of white glue to attach in place. Let dry!

Pleased crafting!

I had my box of cupcake papers out while making another craft, and it struck me that the ruffled edges of the cupcake documents looks so much like a clamshell! That stated, you could utilize them is SO numerous ways: include them onto a frame, glue them to a paper crown, utilize them as food-safe toppers on cupcakes … I also enjoy them as postcards but suspect they would not hold up well in the mail, so they d have to be dropped off into a mailbox by hand to make sure they stay in good shape. Give one side a coat of paint in whatever color you like– I went with white so let the colors of the cupcake liners be the primary focus, but if youre just utilizing white cupcake liners you might paint the cardboard blue like the ocean or pale yellow like sand! I like to cut the cupcake paper in half first to make it much easier to work with, however youll see what works best for you. Have enjoyable mixing and matching colors– I used regular cupcake papers however likewise gold foil ones and some clear wax paper ones suggested for chocolate making.

Cupcake papers (full-size and mini in several colors).
Scissors.
White glue.
Cardboard scraps.
White paint.
Paintbrush.

Action 1Grab some corrugated cardboard from your recycling bin– perk points if its plain kraft paper on both sides however thats alright if it isnt! Give one side a coat of paint in whatever color you like– I chose white so let the colors of the cupcake liners be the primary focus, but if youre simply utilizing white cupcake liners you could paint the cardboard blue like the ocean or pale yellow like sand! Let dry and cut into rectangular shapes about the size of a postcard.
Step 2Now the enjoyable part– making the actual shells! All you need to do is take a cupcake paper, flatten it a bit, and then cut it into a simple clamshell shape. I like to cut the cupcake paper in half very first to make it much easier to deal with, but youll see what works best for you. The bottom edge of the clamshell will be the flat bottom part of the cupcake paper. If your shells arent completely symmetrical, dont fret! Littler kids might like aid drawing out the shape on the cupcake paper initially with a pencil. Have a good time mixing and matching colors– I used routine cupcake papers but likewise gold foil ones and some clear wax paper ones indicated for chocolate making.

A few days ago I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a truly neat image of a classic seashell that stopped me dead in my tracks. I had my box of cupcake documents out while making another craft, and it hit me that the ruffled edges of the cupcake documents looks so much like a clamshell! Away I got a pair of scissors to see if I could reproduce the appearance and was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was. I was attempting to consider the very best way to showcase these cupcake paper seashells, but in the end, I believed theyre so cool that they make a really fun standalone job for kids (and adults!) to just try out as-is. That said, you might use them is SO lots of methods: include them onto a frame, glue them to a paper crown, utilize them as food-safe toppers on cupcakes … I also enjoy them as postcards however suspect they would not hold up well in the mail, so they d need to be dropped off into a mail box by hand to make sure they remain in good shape. If you dont have a lots of cupcake papers in the house, examine the dollar shop the next time youre there– youll probably be impressed with the number of charming colors and patterns there are to select from. Or, simply utilize plain white ones that you have at house and give the cardboard background a fun pattern instead!