Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! However, our DIY Wood “Love” Cupcake Wrappers and Picks project is great for any occasion such as a Rustic Woodsy Wedding, Masculine Birthday, Woodland Themed Party Decor, Wild Animals Kids Birthday Party, Lumberjack Treats, Baby Showers and more!
Below is a materials list and the details with how we created the DIY Wood “Love” Cupcake Liners and Toppers. Check them out below!
- 1 – 11″ x 17″ Aspen .010″ Fleece Back Long Grain
- 1 – 11″ x 17″ Cherry .010″ Fleece Back Long Grain
- 1 – 11″ x 17″ Walnut .010″ Fleece Back Long Grain
- 1 – 5″ x 7″ Aspen .025″ Wood Back Long Grain
- 1 – 5″ x 7″ Cherry .025″ Wood Back Long Grain
- 1 – 5″ x 7″ Walnut .025″ Wood Back Long Grain
- Other species available HERE
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Maker 12″ x 24″ purple mat
- Cricut Maker 12″ x 12″ purple mat
- Painters Tape
- Cricut Settings to Cut .010″ Fleece Back Sheets:
- Blade: NEW Premium Fine Point Blade
- Material: Medium Cardstock – 80#
- Pressure: Default
- Cricut Settings to Cut .025″ Wood Back Sheets:
- Blade: NEW Deep Point Blade
- Material: Natural Wood Veneer
- Pressure: Default
- Beacon’s 3-In-1 Glue
- SVG Cut Files from Cricut Design Space
- And of course, Cupcakes!
Note: For this project we only cut 2 wrappers per 11″ x 17″ .010″ Fleece Back Sheet, however with proper spacing, you could easily get 8-10 wood cupcake wrappers per sheet. We used cut files available in Cricut Design Space that measured approximately 8.5″ in across. It was just a little too tight for our 8.5″ x 11″ Wood Veneer Sheets so we opted for our 11″ x 17″ Wood Veneer Sheets.
We cut all the wrappers from the .010″ Thick Fleece Back Sheets. This particular thickness of Wood Veneer Sheet is much thinner than the Cricut Brand Wood Veneer so you are able to cut them with a regular Cricut Fine Point Blade.
To learn more about our Real Wood Veneer Sheets and how to cut them, view Cutting Real Wood Paper with a Cricut Maker.
We opted for Long Grain Wood Veneer Sheets for this project because the wood grain would go up and down (not side to side) on the wrappers which allows the wrappers to bend/wrap around the cupcake. It’s bending with the wood grain rather than against the wood grain.
For the Hearts and Love Picks, we used our .025″ Thick Wood Back Sheets. These Wood Veneer Sheets are similar to Cricut Wood Veneer and do require the Cricut Deep Point Blade. We did cut one of the Love Picks from the Walnut .010″ Fleece Back – one layer regular and one layer mirror image. We glued them together for stability and so that there was wood on both sides. These were pretty intricate cuts for wood veneer so it does take a gently hand in removing from the mat and assembly.
Before we added frosting and sparkling sugar, we test fit the cupcakes to the wood wrappers. Perfect fit! Going with a scalloped edge on the wood wrapper made the cupcakes look like cute little daisies! The Wood Wrappers would look great with muffins too. How adorable would a garden or flower themed breakfast or brunch be with muffins that look like daisies? So cute!!
Take make the Cupcake Picks, we used the Quirky Script Font in Cricut Design Space for the Love sentiment. We cut 2 different sizes: 2.65″ wide and 2.2″ wide. The hearts measure approximately 2.5″ x 2.25″. We made the Love sentiment just slightly larger so it could be used on it’s own and slightly smaller to be placed on the hearts. For assembly, we just glued toothpicks to the backs with Beacons 3-in-1 Glue. Hot glue would be another good option. For the ones we cut out of the .010″ Fleece Back Sheets, we put the toothpick between the 2 layers of wood paper. We also glued one of the Love sentiments to the cupcake wrapper itself.
After adding buttercream (yum!) frosting and sparkling sugar, we added the Cupcake Picks to our Wood Wrapped Cupcakes and enjoyed all the cuteness.
We hope you enjoyed this project. We invite you to share your Wood Veneer Cupcake Wrappers photos with us. We’d love to see them!