How to make…fancy cupcake wrappers, part 2

October 17, 2010 § 3 Comments

While the Beast was lurking in his castle, being mopey and full of rage, he didn’t pay much attention to his wardrobe.  He stuck to the basics: the cloak.  It is important that he wear a cloak, so that he can swirl it.  There’s a lot of impressive cloak swirling in the movie, and I love a good, swirly cloak, so I had to make a cupcake wrapper for it!

You will need

–maroon scrapbook paper

–maroon tissue paper

–the Beast cloak template

You’ll cut out two pieces, the tissue paper taller than the scrapbook paper.  You want the tissue paper to have a ragged edge, like the torn hem of the Beast’s cloak, but if you just tear the paper you won’t get the look you want–the paper will want to tear on the grain, rather than raggedly.  Instead, take a damp cloth and dab it along the upper edge of the tissue paper

Then pull the damp edges off with a pinching motion–

Then tape the edges together and voila!

 

 

Fortunately the Beast managed to find another outfit in time for the ball

(maybe he was friends with some mice)

To make the Beast’s fancy suit, you will need

–blue scrapbook paper

–yellow scrapbook paper

–a small piece of white tissue paper

–a gold paint pen

–the Fancy Suit Template

Cut the two primary pieces out of your blue scrapbook paper and set them aside.  Cut the smaller waistcoat piece out of your yellow scrapbook paper, and cut two slits for the cravat

Fold this center flap back, and put a bit of double-sided tape on it

Crumple your tissue paper a bit to give it texture, and put it into the slot, crumpling and gathering it, and fold the flap back up to hold it in place

Fold it over the back and trim the edges, then glue or tape them down on the back of the waistcoat

Put double-stick tape on the pointed flaps to either side of the waistcoat and attach it to your coat pieces

You’re almost done!  Just use your paint pen to add the final details to your wrapper–a ‘v’ on either side of the cravat for a collar, a double row of buttons down the center of the waistcoat….

…and a row of buttons down either side of the coat, and a line around the top and bottom edges of the wrapper

And voila!

 

Fancy suits aside, I think we can all agree that there is one dress in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that outshines all of the other outfits:

Now there is a dress that fulfills all of my childhood fantasies (Off the shoulder? check. Gloves? check. Giant, fluffy, swirly skirt? check!)

For Belle’s ball gown, you will need

–yellow scrapbook paper

–yellow tissue paper

–a gold paint pen

–double sided tape

–ribbon roses (look for these in the button/ribbons/notions aisles of your local craft stores)

–glue

–the Fancy Suit Template and Belle’s Ball Gown Template

Belle’s ball gown has four layers–the smallest one will be cut out of scrapbook paper, and the other three tiers will be cut out of tissue paper.

Use your paint pen to draw swags on the scallops of the tissue paper layers

Now just stack your layers up–apply double sided tape to the back of your scrapbook paper and lay it on top of the smallest tissue paper, then apply double sided tape to the back of the tissue paper and lay it on the next size up, and repeat.  Make sure that you put them on in the right order, because it is a pain if you put them on in the wrong order and then have to peel them back off without tearing them and start over.  Ahem.

Glue on your roses–I used my hot glue gun, but you could use any craft glue that will dry clear

 

And voila!

 

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