8 Clever Uses for Cupcake Liners

Forget baking! These adorable paper liners can be put to good use around the house in surprisingly practical ways.

uses for cupcake liners

1. Catch popsicle drips: Cut a slit in the bottom of a cupcake liner and slide it up the popsicle stick to create a disposable drip-catcher.

2. Make mini lanterns: Punch holes into the bottoms of cupcake liners and slip them over bulbs in a string of electric lights to create a soft, subtle glow.

3. Cover open drinks: Top glasses or soda cans with cupcake liners to keep bugs out of drinks at a picnic. Poke a hole in the paper to make room for a straw.

4. Decorate a mason jar: Giving a gift in a mason jar? Dress up your present by covering the jar lid with a cupcake liner and securing with a pretty ribbon or string.

5. Keep craft projects organized: Divide items like googly eyes or sequins into cupcake liners to keep crafting materials neat and accessible while you work.

6. Make a garland: Poke holes in colorful cupcake liners and string them on a ribbon to create a fun, cheap party decoration.

7. Craft a DIY bow: Layer 10 liners and staple them together at the center. Fold them in half and make small 2-inch cuts along the outer edge. Unfold and shape into a semi-circular pom-pom.

8. Prevent wax drips: Place tea lights in cupcake liners to protect surfaces from melting wax.

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