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Jun 26, 2014

DIY: Backyard Flower Garland Lights

Summertime calls for backyard soirees while nights are long and warm! Entertaining for BBQs, birthdays or the 4th of July should be easy and fun, and this DIY flower garland from Lupa and Pepi is just that! Only 3 supplies and a few steps later and you can light up the night with this twinkling strand hanging out back! How cute is that! Make your flowers in pretty pastels or red, white, and blue!
What You Need:
Paper Cupcake Liners (2 sizes)
Scissors (We’re still in love with these gold ones!)
1. Layer 2 of the large cupcake liners on top of one another and flatten them.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

2. Fold them in half.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

3. Fold them in half again.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

4. Fold them in half one more time. The resulting shape should look like this.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

5. With scissors, round off the corners of the wide edge so that it is scalloped and looks like a petal.

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6. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with 2 of the small cupcake liners.

7. With scissors, fringe (a.k.a. cut into, but not all the way through!) the open side of the liner. Make the length of each cut about halfway towards the center. Do not cut the folded side.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

8. Open and flatten all 4 of the cupcake liners that you just cut. Layer the small liners on top of the large and rotate them so they are askew from one another.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

9. Fold the stack of 4 cupcake liners in half and cut a very, very, very small slot into the center of the folded edge.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

10. Unfold the cupcake liner stack and place one of the twinkle lights through the slot you just cut. It is ok if the slot is slightly smaller than the twinkle light – it should be snug so it stays on!

DIY Flower Garland Lights

11. Once on the strand of lights, fluff the liners so that they have some dimension. Repeat steps 1 through 11 for the rest of the lights on the strand.

DIY Flower Garland Lights

12. Hang the finished garland and plug in the strand of lights! Buon divertimento!

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  • Ally Streelman

    I never would have thought those were cupcake liners! how neat!

  • Annie

    So cute and so easy!!

  • Sydney

    So simple and so genius. Totally doing this for the next party or shower I throw!

  • Austen Peterson

    I love DIY days on Inspired by This! Always so clever

  • Fabiola Magdaleno

    Very pretty flower garland and the steps are so easy to do!

  • Claire Harvey

    How creative! Need to try this

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