How to Make Your Own Muffin Liners From Brown Paper

How to Make Your Own Muffin Liners From Brown Paper
Carly Jacobs

Living in Melbourne, Fitzroy to be exact, you can’t walk more than 50 metres without stumbling across a hipster cafe with milk crates out the front, baskets of fresh eggs in the kitchen, impossibly beautiful baristas and brown paper wrapped muffins that can only be described as rustic. I swear muffins taste so much better if they look like they were baked on a farm. Here’s a quick and easy DIY to help you make your own muffin liners from cheap brown paper. This DIY is for Texas muffin tins but you can modify the measurements for smaller muffin tins.

What You Need

Brown paper




What You Do

1. Measure out six 20cm by 20cm squares on the paper and cut them cut out.

2. Place a piece of paper in each of the muffin cups and roughly press the paper into the cups with your fingers. Don’t stress if they don’t stay in the cups, they will once you put the batter in them!

3. Spray each cup with a little olive oil spray before putting your batter in and bake as normal.

The man has developed a rather intense liking for ‘rustic muffins‘ and requests them weekly. He doesn’t really give a crap what’s in them as long as they’re big and brown paper wrapped they meet his ‘rustic’ criteria. 

Don’t you just want to bake these and put them in a basket with homemade preserves? Red Riding Hood and shit. 


  1. Fiona 9 years ago

    So Hipster! SO cool.

    Might do them in my mini muffin pans!

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 years ago

      Should work! Just make them smaller!

  2. JessB 9 years ago

    Fantastic! I just had a super sad experience with my muffin tin where the bottom halves of the muffins stayed in the tin and the top halves came off. But I don’t want to waste too much money on fancy-pants muffin cases when they’re just for me. 

    This is the answer! Thanks heaps, Lady Smaggle, I’ll put photos of the muffins up on Facebook xo

  3. Gen 9 years ago

    Have stumbled across this site…..does it matter what type of paper you use – is there a particular type of paper for use in oven?

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 years ago

      No, I just used regular old brown wrapping paper! Go nuts!

  4. ahh…love this. i too love a rustic looking muffin. Will be trying this next time – i hate cupcake cases and find they always stick anyway. This looks way cooler.

    • Author
      Smaggle 8 years ago

      I think you can actually buy muffin wraps now!


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