Tool Time Tuesday – Texture Your Metal with Cupcake Wrappers?!?!?! *Giveaway*

Seriously! You can use cupcake wrappers to texture your metal if you know what you are doing. There have been so many advances in technology that leads to new objects that can be used in a number of ways. One such product is the decorative cupcake wrapper. They are laser cut papers with a consistency of a mid weight card stock. And that means they are perfect for texturing metal in a rolling mill.

Cupcakes and Texture

Watch this super short video to see how I use these decorative wrappers to impart a beautiful texture on my metal.

Video link:

Where do you find these wrappers? Well, I found mine on Amazon as well as in the craft store. They are all the rage right now, so they aren’t too difficult. But I did go through a TON of listings and picked out about 16 of them and found the ones with the best prices.

I like using water color paper and this is the one I use:

140 pound Water Color Paper:

Here are the ones I like best…. and most are on their way to me right now as I type this. 😀

Affiliate links for other cupcake designs on Amazon:
multi_blueCombo pack – 6 designs

Twist Flower Lace:

Ghost Cupcake Wrappers:


Spider Web:

White Snowflake:

Snow Flake 2:


Vine Lace:

Art Nouveau:

Vine Lace:

Fine Vine Lace:

Heart Filigree:


White Flower:

Filigree flower lace


I am giving away 20 of these wrappers (4 wrappers to 5 different winners.) Be sure to watch the video, Subscribe to my channel and leave your comment on the YouTube video to be entered. I will be doing a new video on Friday to announce the winners and answer some of the questions asked. I would like to do the Friday videos regularly. So be sure to pose your questions. Thanks for all your support and good luck on winning.

17 thoughts on “Tool Time Tuesday – Texture Your Metal with Cupcake Wrappers?!?!?! *Giveaway*

  1. Joyce Lucht

    Melissa, why do you now use watercolor paper when roller printing, instead of wrapping items in paper towels, as in your previous video?

    1. Melissa Muir Post author

      Good question. I still use the other from time to time. It just depends on my mood anymore. LOL. I am still experimenting to see where I get the best impression. Perhaps that is another video. 🙂

  2. Becky Adkins

    I love your videos; they are so informative and user friendly!

    I would like to see a trouble shooting video on what can happen with soldering. I struggle with joins not holding… maybe the torch is too hot… or not hot enough? What is the secret trick to making those joins work?


  3. Janet Bocciardi

    Great video tute! I’m now a subscriber. 😉

    I do have a question. When I was in small metals class they had us sandwich both sides of the piece – in other words not have the cupcake texture hitting the metal. The only thing I can think of is that they wanted us to do the same thing each time so that if we ever used something harder that could mar the wheels we wouldn’t. Does that sound right?

    1. Melissa Muir Post author

      Yes, that does sound right. If I am working with harder materials, I will certainly sandwich it all. But paper isn’t going to do anything bad to my rollers.

  4. Virignia Shelton

    Love, Love Love this idea! Thank you so much for all of your tips!

    Q) What organizational tips do you have for someone that is creating their business and also has a FT-Job outside of the home??? How do you balance it all????

    1. Melissa Muir Post author

      It really wasn’t difficult. No, in this case it didn’t matter which side I used. If there were text or something, then it would, but not on this random pattern.

  5. Emily

    I love to use non-traditional or found objects when designing and making jewelry. I never would have thought to use cupcake wrappers. Are they made of a material that you can use with ink pad and to make a stamp for etching metal for those of us without a mill?

    1. Melissa Muir Post author

      Hi Emily, They are made with a material similar to card stock. I am not sure how it would work with stamping and etching with it. That might be an interesting experiment.

  6. Marianne Madden

    Hi Melissa I saw your video on texturing with cupcake wrappers and using the rolling mill. I am a beginner. I’m wondering if you provide me a suggestion for a rolling mill brand, extra rollers?,amount,
    And suggestions where to purchase? Thank you. Marianne

    1. Melissa Muir Post author

      Hi Marianne,

      When it comes to Rolling mills, I would certainly spend your money right the first time. Don’t bother with the cheapie ones. They are just a waste of time and money and will most likely be really frustrating. I love both my Durston and PepeTools mills. They have both been really great. You can’t beat the price of the Pepetools, especially if you are here in the states. you are not able to change out the rollers for either the pepe or Durston. Kevin Potter is working on a mill that will have changeable rollers. But it isn’t out and it won’t be cheap either. But it will be a great mill. If you are interested in a Pepe Mill, I can help you with that. You can order it through me. I can match almost any price out there on the Pepetools. Shoot me an email and we can discuss it further if you are interested.


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