DIY: Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

We officially kicked off the holiday season on Monday with our annual Crate and Barrel Giveaway!  And what better way to continue the fun than a new Christmas Cupcake Liner Craft?  If you’re a regular reader, you know we love a good cupcake liner craft!  And why not?  They’re adorable, easy and make great use of the extra cupcake liners we all have lying around.

A few weeks ago, I found my inner Santa and came up with a fun new tutorial for you. In a few simple steps, you’ll be able to ‘spruce’ up any cupcake.  So break out your tape, extra baking liners and let’s get started!   Perfect for Christmas goodies and easy enough for the kids to craft… hope you enjoy my Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees!

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

Cupcake Liners
Double Sided Tape
Extra Long Toothpicks (or mini skewers)


  1. Grab a regular sized cupcake liner.  Fold liner in half.  Fold in half again, creating a pie-like wedge.  Tape the two flaps together using double sided tape, so that you have one solid triangle.
  2. Fold in half again.  Tape again.  Now you should have a tall skinny wedge that is 1/8 the size of your original circle.  If your liner is now a flat triangle due to folding, fluff it up with your finger so that it makes a cone.
  3. Insert your toothpick through the center of your cone.  Slide it down about half way.  This is the bottom tier of your tree.
  4. Repeat folding steps 1 – 2 with another cupcake liner.  Mixing in another pattern or color adds to the fun!  Slide this onto your toothpick creating the middle tier.
  5. Repeat folding steps 1-2 with a third and final cupcake liner.  Place this last liner on the top of your toothpick to complete your tree.  Smush, crinkle and/or adjust layers until you’re satisfied with your tree.  Insert into cupcake and enjoy!

TIP:  To complete the look, bake your cupcake in a pannetone baking cup {purchased at Bake It Pretty} and dust icing with powdered sugar before topping with a Christmas tree.

Whether they top off your delectable homemade cupcakes, spruce up some store bought sweets or provide a Christmas activity for the kiddos… I hope you enjoy these Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees!

{While you’re here…. be sure to enter our annual Crate and Barrel Giveaway, going on now!  One lucky reader will win a $150 Gift Card!}

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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