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Cupcake Liner Butterfly Pencil Topper

Transform your ordinary cupcake liner into a whimsical butterfly pencil topper with this fun and easy DIY project. Simply fold the cupcake liner in half, then fold the sides towards the center to create the butterfly wings. Use a pipe cleaner or colorful paper to make the butterfly's body and antennae. Attach the butterfly topper to the end of a pencil with a dab of glue, and voila! You now have a cute and unique pencil topper that will surely bring a smile to your face every time you use it. This creative craft is perfect for kids and adults alike, and can be customized with different colors and patterns to suit your personal style. Whether you're looking for a fun way to decorate your pencils or a unique gift for a friend, the cupcake liner butterfly pencil topper is sure to be a hit. So gather your supplies and get ready to spread your wings with this adorable and easy-to-make project!

This pencil topper is a fun gift idea. Use ribbon to attach the butterfly to the pencil to make removing it from the pencil easier.

Using glue will be a more permanent pencil topper. But it will stick to the pencil better.

I use the same cupcake liner print and color from this cupcake wrapper flowers tutorial.

Supply To Make Butterfly Pencil Topper

This butterfly craft is straightforward, and it allows you to embellish the butterfly the way you want.

Attach a button, bead, or rhinestone on the pipe cleaner for a more fancy butterfly. Use a sparkly pipe cleaner instead of a plain color for a more festive butterfly look.

Use two different-sized cupcake liners to make two sets of butterfly wings with different sizes.

  • 2 pieces of cupcake liner paper
  • 8″ ribbon
  • Pipe cleaner, any color
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Butterfly Pencil Topper Tutorial

Flatten the cupcake liner by spreading it open.

Fold the cupcake liner’s bottom edge around 0.25″, then flip the cupcake liner upside down and fold it again 0.25″ on top of the first fold.
Flip the cupcake liner again, and fold it again 0.25″ on top of the second fold.

Continue folding in a pattern until the whole cupcake liner is folded.
It is ok if all folds are not uniform in size. Repeat the folding process for the second piece of cupcake liner.

Put the pipe cleaner vertically on the table.
Put the ribbon horizontally on top of the pipe cleaner.

Put both folded cupcake wrappers on top of the ribbon and pipe cleaner and pinch the middle of the wrapper to stay in place.

Fold the pipe cleaner over the wrapper a few times, twist it on the top, and create a curve on the pipe cleaner’s end to imitate the butterfly antenna.

Wrap the ribbon over the pencil, then make a bow.
The butterfly pencil topper is ready.

This paper butterfly is also fun for decorating greeting cards, scrapbooking, or a playroom decor idea.

You can also use glue instead of ribbon to stick on the pencil. Instead of a pencil, attach the cupcake wrapper butterfly to the wooden dowel or long popsicle stick for an easy magic wand.

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