Easy cupcake decorating ideas – Colourful paper wheels with buttons

The big cakes have long been overtaken by small, fine cupcakes. Muffins conquer each cake buffet – whether you’re at a child’s birthday or a wedding gala. With a pretty decoration any  cupcake could become a perfect eyecatcher. These easy cupcake decorating ideas are so compatible that they can be also repurposed for universal table decoration.

Easy cupcake decorating ideas made of paper

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You need:
– Colorful origami paper or gift paper (A4)
– Needle and thread
– Colorful buttons
– Ruler
– Scissors
– Hot glue gun
– Toothpicks
– Double-sided tape
– Ribbon (for the napkin ring)
From one A4 sheet you’ll make 6 wheels.

Easy cupcake decorating ideas – Step by step

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First, cut the sheet of paper longitudinally into two halves (each 105 x 291 mm). Then fold one strip on the short side in a zigzag starting in similar as possible, about 4-5 mm wide strips.

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When the strip is completely folded, cut into three approximately equal parts.

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Now pierce the strip with a needle and thread at the one end. Take three to four folds, not all together.

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Now on one of the outer folds attach a piece of double-sided adhesive tape.

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After that stick together the two outer sides and tie the two ends of the threads to a knot. The  wheel is ready.

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Now glue with the hot glue gun colorful buttons and / or colored paper circles in the center of the wheel.

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On the back you can now attach a toothpick into a paper folding with the hot glue gun. The cupcake decoration is finished!

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By the way: These easy cupcake decorating ideas can not only decorate cupcakes, but the whole coffee table. Just glue a colorful paper wheel on a ribbon and tie it around the napkins. With a small, handwritten label they will even be suited for place cards.


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