Last night I started on one of the projects: these doily cupcake wrappers.
I got the idea from this post on CakeCentral.com and they were so simple to make!
What do you need?
-Doilies (I used 8 inch from Michaels)
*I used white because I bought silver baking cups, but you could use any color combination!
-Tape (I used packing tape so it'd be more sturdy)
-Cupcake baking cup (for measuring)
How do you make it?
1. Start by taking a paper cupcake baking cup and cut a slit down the side and then cut off the bottom.
2. Place this deconstructed baking cup (which will look like a half circle) on top of the doily.
3. Cut out the same shape along the edge of the doily as the cupcake baking cup. It will be about 1.5 - 2 inches in height.
4. Once you have one doily half circle cut out, simply use this as a guide and you can cut multiple at a time. I was able to get two out of each full doily.
5. Once you have it all cut out, begin to piece the wrappers together. Fold the doily cut-out so the two ends are slightly overlapping and fold a piece of tape over this edge.
And there you go, you have a simple yet elegant cupcake wrapper!
These are a little fancier than mine, but hopefully they'll have the same effect!
Picture via Attention to Detail
And one final point: make sure to bake your cupcakes in standard baking cups and then place them in the doily cups after they are cooled. I bought silver baking cups to add a little bit of color through the doilies.
I'll be sure to post all the pics after the party!