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Stunning Flower Cupcake Centerpiece

I am so glad some of you cute gals spotted this Cupcake Flower Centerpiece in my Sweet Shoppe Birthday Post and asked me for a tutorial.  I’m totally flattered, BUT I sort of don’t want to tell you.  It was so incredibly easy that you might not be as impressed?! 😉Stunning Flower Cupcake Centerpiece All you need is a Large Zig Zag Pot, a floral foam ball (cut in half), a tapered candle, seasonal flowers, and ribbon.Stunning Flower Cupcake Centerpiece Simply put the floral ball in the Large Zig Zag Pot, the candle in the foam ball, and start covering your ball with seasonal flowers.  Tie a bow for a finishing touch.  Be sure to wet your foam ball if you want your cupcake flower centerpiece to last a few days. Stunning Flower Cupcake CenterpieceSnowball bushes were in full bloom during this party!  I was so pleased with how it turned out using these white little flower balls! {Especially since I snipped them from my cousins yard for FREE}! :) I am sure just about ANY flower would look adorable.Stunning Flower Cupcake CenterpieceStunning Flower Cupcake CenterpieceWouldn’t this be the funnest gift for a friend on her birthday!?  Or how about a cute touch for a baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday celebration!?  And if you make one, I want to see!  Cupcakes AND flowers make me smile…the perfect combination if you ask me.

Stunning Flower Cupcake Centerpiece

  1. July 14th, 2010 at 12:16 am
    Penny says:
    They are SO adorable! It looks like you bought them from a fancy shmancy florist!
  2. July 14th, 2010 at 12:23 am
    Stephanie@cre8tive says:
    Those are cute! Simple yet so beautiful. One thing I might suggest is to use floral foam for real flowers. It is the same concept but the foam holds water so that your flowers stay pretty longer. You just soak it in water, how long I don't know, but longer enough for it to get water logged, and then add your flowers. They were such a great addition to the table design, beautiful job.
    .-= Stephanie@cre8tive´s last blog ..My Daughter’s Wedding =-.
  3. July 14th, 2010 at 7:16 am
    Angie says:
  4. July 14th, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Chelley Black says:
    OMG! I have to have some of these! I just checked the website and can't believe they are only $1.99. I think I'm going to go to the Container Store RIGHT NOW!
    • August 11th, 2010 at 7:36 pm
      Caroline says:
      I went to get these at The Container Store but they dont make these in the pastel pink as shown. Did she cover the white cupcake container with pink paper?
      • October 4th, 2011 at 7:53 am
        Leizelle says:
        Where can you buy these pots i wanna make this for upcoming baby shower?
        • October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 am
          Shelley says:
          thecontainerstore.com. There is a link in the post? :) hope that helps.
  5. July 14th, 2010 at 8:24 am
    Heather says:
    Adorable very cute idea!
  6. July 14th, 2010 at 9:33 am
    jayayceeblog says:
    Absolutely darling ... I need to remember this one for future get togethers!
    .-= jayayceeblog´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday - Dynamic Cardi Update =-.
  7. July 14th, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Jennifer Hansen says:
    Simple or not, they are still absolutely cute and perfect!!!
  8. July 14th, 2010 at 10:00 am
    lindsay lee says:
    Thank you so much for posting this! So did you buy the zig zag container in white and pink? Or did you paint the white one?
    .-= lindsay lee´s last blog ..Ideas =-.
    • July 14th, 2010 at 10:06 am
      Shelley says:
      I knew someone would ask! I should have put it in the post! ;) I bought white and spray painted it pink. :)
  9. July 14th, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Pamela Smerker says:
    OH my goodness these are brilliant!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    .-= Pamela Smerker´s last blog ..Pam-I-Am I am taking the day offOh Yes I Am =-.
  10. July 14th, 2010 at 11:27 am
    Bobbi says:
    Those are adorable! They had those containers at Michaels a couple months back and I knew I should have stocked up. There's no Container Store by me.....but there is always online huh?!
  11. July 14th, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    Brooke says:
    I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago at a local grocery store (Harmon's) for a similar price with the thought of using carnations, I haven't had a chance to try it yet, so glad to see it works. :)
  12. July 14th, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Chelley Black says:
    Your cute idea cost me $100 at The Container Store! Thanks, alot! :)
  13. July 14th, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Jessa (Holiday-Haven) says:
    (I have an award for you on my blog today)
  14. July 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    Brooke says:
    I have twin boys and cupcakes are always a theme for their individual cakes, you know, the really large cupcake cake pans. I am going to do one of these flower cupcakes for their next birthday party. A little girly for them, but as a Mom, I still want their parties to look nice, not just trucks and dirt;)
    .-= Brooke´s last blog ..Seeing the “Manimals” =-.
  15. July 14th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    Jackie says:
    What a wonderful idea....I am glad someone already asked the question I had in mind...how did you get the light pink one, when all they have are primary colors. haha! Thanks!
  16. July 15th, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says:
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  17. July 16th, 2010 at 11:56 am
    TidyMom says:
    Too cute and so simple!! right up my alley!!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Im Lovin It - My new baby! =-.
  18. July 17th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    Jean @ Quilted Cupcake says:
    These are lovely. I have those zig zag pots, but never figured out what to use them for. I have some paper flowers that I'd like to try! Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Jean @ Quilted Cupcake´s last blog ..Cupcakes Notebook Holders =-.
  19. July 18th, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Tanya says:
    absolutely love these center pieces. Cant wait to use the for my daughers next birthday!!!!!
  20. July 19th, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Jacqueline says:
    These are gorgeous as is the whole table. I love that you could do this with fresh or silk flowers. Thanks for sharing. I like it even better to know it was so easy. Nice to met you.
    .-= Jacqueline´s last blog ..Fish and Shrimp Tacos =-.
  21. July 20th, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Diane says:
    Gorgeous! and yes, I'm still impressed Ü Thanks so much for the tut.
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Teacup Bird Feeder =-.
  22. July 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    Sue says:
    THANKS so much for sharing!
  23. July 20th, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Heather - Dollar Store Crafts says:
    Awesome!! These would be so pretty with hydrangea blossoms (my mom has a ton of them in her yard). I love snowball bushes, too!! Thanks for sharing your great idea! Your rock. xoxo
    .-= Heather - Dollar Store Crafts´s last blog ..Doll Clothes into DECOR =-.
  24. July 21st, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    Sara says:
    Are these stiff or do the bend? FYI: If you google for Container store coupons you can find a code to buy them online at 30% off until Aug. 8th :) I'm getting some to make lollipop topiaries for my daughters 3rd Birthday party :)
  25. July 22nd, 2010 at 12:36 am
    Tiffiny Felix says:
    I found you on Works For Me Wednesdays, and I *love* these!! Just adorable! *:)*
    .-= Tiffiny Felix´s last blog ..Works for Me Wednesday- No-Mess Watermelon =-.
  26. July 22nd, 2010 at 7:15 am
    Michelle @ Sweet Something says:
    That is so cute! I loved the whole party! Great job! Thanks for the ZZ pot link!
    .-= Michelle @ Sweet Something´s last blog ..The Fireplace Facelift =-.
  27. July 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    Kristin says:
    I wish the Container Store was open right now! Can't wait to go tomorrow to pick these up! My daughter's Pinaklicious bday party is in 2 weeks and these will be perfect! Thanks for posting the tutorial, I love your site!
  28. July 28th, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Amy says:
    I plan on using this idea for my daughter's Ice Cream birthday. Just paint the zig zags brown for the cone!
    • July 28th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
      Shelley says:
      CUTE IDEA!!!
  29. August 2nd, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    Yvette says:
    Any ideas where I can get the zig zag pots from in Australia?
  30. August 6th, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    Stefani says:
    Thats so very cute Shelley! what type of white flowers did you use? I'd like to do a lady bug party I think for my daughters 1st birthday. Her name is Laina but we've always called her our Laina Bug so it seems like the perfect theme. Thanks for the tips!
    • August 6th, 2010 at 11:47 pm
      Shelley says:
      I just used snowballs off my snowball bush! I am sure they have a technical flower name! ;) --Any flower would work. I've seen this done with carnations and it was adorable. Send me pictures!! I want to see! :)
  31. August 9th, 2010 at 9:09 am
    Cathy says:
    These are beautiful and I think you got lots of business for The Container Store, they are sold out of the white.
    What a beautiful party your twins had! I just love PINK!
    Thanks for sharing!
  32. August 12th, 2010 at 10:27 am
    ALLICYNC says:
    This i the cutest thing ever!! I went to Big Lots yesterday and they have the zig zag pots in oastel colors for 5o cents
  33. September 3rd, 2010 at 6:26 am
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:
    Those are absolutely adorable!!
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..Party Cookies and Another Birthday Month Giveaway! =-.
  34. September 4th, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    Tara says:
    Love it! I am using this idea for my daughter's first birthday centerpieces! I ordered hot pink and lime green zig zag pots. Can't wait to see how these look on the tables!
  35. September 23rd, 2010 at 9:57 am
    Shelly says:
    I found these containers at my local Big Lots for $1. I am using them Sunday for a baby shower. I'll send you pics when Im done
  36. November 30th, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    Nellie says:
    WOW! I was searching online for some cupcake centerpiece ideas just 2 days ago as I help prepare for my grand-baby's cupcake 1st birthday in 2 weeks. My daughter asked me to come up with something since she knows that I am crafty, however, I am not that creative when it comes to those types of ideas so I went to the old-faithful internet and there you were. I showed her and she and I were absolutely stunned at how simple, yet so elegant and dainty the centerpieces are. I've already ordered the zig zag pots and will spray paint the pink to pastel pink and will make red and pink potted cupcakes. I will also use artificial white hydrangas for the flowers. Thank you so much for your creativity and thoughtfulness to share and for this site to allow us to all share ideas. I will keep in contact and also I would like to post a picture of the completed cupcake centerpieces. I just need to figure out how - the party is in about 2 weeks. A similar concept may be used for valentines, etc.
    • December 1st, 2010 at 12:28 am
      Shelley says:
      Awww! Thanks for leaving this comment. :) Makes me happy to know you stumbled across this and loved it. PLEASE send pictures to shelley {at} howdoesshe {dot} com
  37. February 25th, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Toya says:
    Oh so cute, I can't wait to make one!!!!
  38. March 7th, 2011 at 4:54 pm
    B Fab says:
    ThANK YOU for this tutorial! This is SO cute and PERFECT for personalized Birthday gifts! Thank you!!!!
  39. April 19th, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Rita Kontny says:
    I was looking for a pattern and fabric to sew baby burp cloths and so happy that I found you. I can't wait to get sewing. Also love your flower cupcake idea! will become a first time Grandmother in July! It is so exciting for me!
  40. May 25th, 2011 at 10:43 am
    kathy nasson says:
    i recently made the "cupcake Flower Centerpieces"for my daughter's 2nd bday party in May . I did not have access to snowball bushes so i improvised and used silk hydrangeas in the color of white, pink and green. I used them as centerpieces for all the tables and on the candy bar station table as well. we received many compliments. thanks for sharing such a great idea!
  41. July 10th, 2011 at 6:17 am
    Roxy Reynolds says:
    They are so sweet. Love it!
  42. July 21st, 2011 at 9:41 am
    lisa says:
    what size foam ball should I get fot the large pot
    • July 21st, 2011 at 11:14 am
      Shelley says:
      Oh no. I have no idea. Take the cupcake wrapper "pot" with you to the craft store and you'll find one that fits perfectly. Sorry to not be of more help. ;)
  43. August 10th, 2011 at 8:38 am
    Becky says:
    LOVE THESE!! Do you know approx. how many carnations it would take to make one of these? Thanks!!
    • August 10th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
      Shelley says:
      Gosh, I don't :( But if/when you find out, please let us know. :)
  44. September 14th, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    Lema says:
    I'm obsessed with this idea!!! I'm hoping silk hydrandas will work for my twin girl's 2nd birthday party! The whole party is simply amazing!!! Great job!
  45. October 22nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    Rose says:
    Hi Shelly, I love your post thank you so much.
    I wanted something like this that I could use over and over again. I found inspiration in the sand saucers we created when I was a child in New Zealand. I invented the Fleur Daily Cupcake Vase. It is completely reusable and flexible plus it is made from the same material baby teethers are made from and it does not use floral foam so it is safer to use for everyone but especially children. They are quick and easy to decorate for DIY weddings. Check them out at cupcakevase(dot)com
    • October 22nd, 2011 at 10:36 pm
      Shelley says:
      Brilliant! Thank you for sharing! I need a few of those. I'm so glad you created these!
  46. October 24th, 2011 at 11:17 pm
    flowers uae says:
    I would check ebay first to see if you can find someone selling cupcake trees, or you could check bridal websites for brides selling stuff too. Are you also serving sheet cake or anything or are the cupcakes the actual wedding cake? other than the dummy cake of course. if you're serving the cupcake as wedding cake you may run into problems. I can go into them with you if that's the case.Thanks
  47. December 19th, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    Cara says:
    LOVE IT!! Where did you get your glass containers at?
  48. March 8th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    sue byers says:
    These are adorable ! I'm doing a baby shower next weekend . Now to fine the pots and fine the time to do them
  49. April 13th, 2013 at 9:42 am
    Darlene Arnold says:
    Wondering where you'd get the huge cupcake paper cups? They really look oversized.
  50. April 15th, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Stephanie says:
    Truly adorable!!! Trying this for my daughter's b-day soon!
  51. April 16th, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    ashley G says:
    These are so darling. I am thinking I'll do them for my daughters birthday party next month. Thank you for the fabulous idea.
  52. April 17th, 2013 at 4:55 am
    lois paulo says:
    the link does not work on where to purchase the large zig zag pot. need these for my granddaughters first birthday party in may, could you email me with the site please
    thanks in advance love all your creations and your site, very inspiring and helpful
    • May 6th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
      marcia says:
      Where can I buy the Zig Zag Pot?
  53. August 17th, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    Nancy says:
    I just love the cupcake flower pots that you made. My question is, what type of paint did you use to cover the white pots with the pink paint?

    Thank you so much...............................................
  54. August 12th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    Abby says:
    Perfect at a baby kiddush Savvima!!
    I just stumbled upon this blog and love love love - thank you for sharing!
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