Cupcake Liner Holiday Light Reflectors…

Dec 9, 2009

While sit­ting in the Doctor’s office this morn­ing with Ans­ley (poor girl has a ter­ri­ble sore throat but a shot and antibi­otics will fix her in no time) I saw this really neat idea in one of the mag­a­zines. I can­not remem­ber which mag­a­zine I saw this in but find it rather amus­ing that I can remem­ber how to make the entire project step for step… does not make sense at all. Any­way, these are super easy to make and will look so pretty attached to white lights wrapped around some gar­land. They remind me of the old alu­minum foil reflec­tors used in the 60’s.

Cupcake Liner Holiday Light Reflector

Sup­plies Used: Foil Cup­cake Lin­ers Tools Used: Scissors


  • Fold cup­cake liner in half four times.
  • Using Scis­sors snip the top por­tion of the cup­cake liner as shown in the photo below.

Folded Cupcake Liner with the top trimmed

  • Unfold the cup­cake liner. It should look like the photo shown below. If you want the reflec­tor to have less points  fold the cup­cake liner three times instead.

Opened Cupcake Liner

  • Cut a small hole in the cen­ter of the cup­cake liner as shown below. Make sure the hole is smaller than you want as these are frag­ile and the hole will tear easily.

Cut a small hole in the center

  • Place the cup­cake liner over a small white light. I love how the light reflects off the liner. These are so sim­ple to make and really are so pretty. (Sorry for the bad pho­tos… a tad bit gloomy here today for good pho­tos) This would be some­thing fun for kids to make too.

Attached cupcake liner

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  • Helen Mar­shall

    Very clever. That looks great.

  • Beth W

    You are way too smart-this is amazing!

  • Lori

    Very cool idea! Amaz­ing what some folks think of.

  • Erica H

    Very cool idea!

  • Tan­dra Boyer

    Hi Lisa! Great idea (even tho I have scads of the old reflec­tors! lol)

    Maybe to make them stronger, glue 2 cup­cake lin­ers back to back before cut­ting them. They will be 2-ply and stronger. Just a thought!

    Im lov­ing youur Advent Pocket calender!

  • Mag­gie M

    What a neat idea! I’m going to make the flow­ers with­out the hole in the cen­ter. Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Mag­gie