Cupcake Liner Pom-Poms

Here is my cupcake liner pom-pom tutorial…

My inspiration for this tutorial: 

I was walking by a cupcake shop in St. George, Utah, when I noticed the most beautiful pom-poms hanging in the window display. 

I looked closer and realized they were made of cupcake liners (ingenious!) and I thought, “I can make that!” So I went to work… 

These little beauties are unbelievably easy to make and take very little time (under an hour! perfect for the mom on the go!) 

(p.s. they are MUCH sturdier than tissue paper pom-poms!! believe me!)

The Supplies:

Step One:

Insert finger into cupcake liner and mold it around your finger. This will leave the base of the cupcake liner rounded (visible in the second photo).

Step Two: 

Add a tiny dot of hot glue onto the middle of the rounded base (created in step one).

Step Three:

Press the cupcake liner onto the foam ball. Hold for a few seconds.

Step Four:

Press the cupcake liner together and reshape it so it does not flare outward.

Step Five:

Place the cupcake liners in close proximity to each-other. Should look something this this…

Step Six:
Continue gluing liners on the ball until it is completely covered. Voila! Finished!


White pom-pom: average-sized cupcake liners 
Colored pom-pom: mini cupcake liners

It took about 100 mini liners and 40 average-sized liners to cover a 10 inch (diameter) ball. The amount of liners needed will vary depending on how you wish to space them on the ball.


  1. Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] says:

    These are absolutely adorable! Thanks for the great tutorial! :]

  2. Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique says:

    Loved this especially the fact they were made with cupcake liners!

    Thanks for guest posting for Inspiring to Create you are welcome to guest post anytime :)

  3. Ketcham Family says:

    love this idea! i have seen most done with flowers, but this is great to save and use again!

  4. Sapo Verde says:

    Too cute! I'm throwing a baby shower in a few weeks and this will be perfect for some of the decorations!

  5. Suzy @ Joy Is At Home says:

    Oh my gosh this is so cute! It is so much cuter than the tissue paper ones and I'm sure much easier! I've never wanted to make them because they are so flimsy and lots of time cutting.. but this is perfect! Thanks for the idea! This would also be cute for a grocery bridal shower or any food themed party!

  6. Miss A says:

    That is soo creative!

  7. Nancy Ward says:


    I wanted you to know today I posted a link to this tutorial on my blog, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward

  8. meredith says:

    these are so cool! love the look and they prolly last longer then the tissue poms. fun!!

  9. Barbie says:

    Hi, Heidi
    My best friend is getting married in June & I suggested making these in her wedding colors! They will make beautiful wedding decorations! Very elegant! Thanks!

  10. Janet says:

    Have just shared this link on my page

    Love it…

  11. Shannon says:

    Love this idea too! Just wanted to let everyone know that I saw packages of liners at Michael's for $1. There was several cute patterns.

  12. Connie says:

    Love this!! Thanks for the super easy idea :)

  13. Amy says:

    Thanks for posting. These are fantastic. Would also make the cutest wreath for the door!

  14. Niki says:

    Fabulous! Thanks so much! I was going to go shopping for paper lanterns today, but I think I may make these instead! XOXO

  15. Chelli says:

    Thank you!!!

  16. Fabisathler says:

    Lindinho e fácil de fazer!!! Grata por compartilhar!

  17. aga says:

    love it!!!!! Greetings from the Netherlands;)

  18. Jenni says:

    brilliant! love this idea!

  19. RACHAEL says:

    I see this is kinda old post but I just now found it on Pinterest! I was wondering if instead of hot glue, if you could just use straight pins??? That would save alot of time… Any thought anyone??

  20. Debra says:

    Would straight pins be a bad idea for outdoor events?

    • Heidi says:

      Hi Debra,
      I’ve never used straight pins so, unfortunately, I can only tell you that one of my readers used straight pins and thought it worked well. I’m not sure if she used at an outdoor event though. I can say that the hot-glue worked like a charm!
      Sorry I couldn’t be more help :)

  21. Jennifer says:

    LOVE these. Going to do them with our daughter for her room, but how do you hang them? What do you do to connect the string? THANK YOU

    • Heidi says:

      I hung mine with clear fishing line. Tie it to a small tac and then hot glue the tack into the ball. That worked really well for me.
      Hope this helps!

  22. Zola alvin says:

    Such a cool idea.
    how do you insert the string ?

  23. Mary says:

    This is really cute! Going to do this for my daughters daughters bridal shower…one stupid question what type of string did you use and how did u fasten to ball?


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