Make Abstract Art With Baking Cups

Create a bold and beautiful backdrop for your holiday soiree using baking cups and paint swatches.

Extra Baking Cups? Make Art!

Turn baking supplies into a work of art. You'll need: stretched art canvas; paint swatches (one for each baking cup); 2-inch circle punch; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; white paper baking cups; hammer; picture nail.

Choose Colors

For a tone-on-tone effect, gather paint swatches from the same color family, ranging in shade and tone. Otherwise, choose hues in any color you desire.

Glue Paint Swatches

Use your two-inch circle punch to cut out each paint swatch. Then, glue one paint swatch directly in the center of each baking cup.

Add Baking Cups to Canvas

Add glue to the back of each baking cup, then press it in place along the canvas to create your intended pattern or shape. For a balanced look, keep the spacing between each baking cup consistent, exposing 1/8-inch of the canvas between each cup.

Check Pattern and Hang

As the pattern begins to take shape, stand back and check it from a distance. If anything seems unbalanced, it's best to correct it before moving on. Once all cups have been added and the look is correct, hang for all to see.

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