Today, you can find lots of different uses for leftover cupcake or treat cups. With the help of Pinterest and other social media sites, people are always coming up with new ideas for their craft projects.
This article will list some of the ways that you can reuse your leftover paper cups.
One way to repurpose your treat cups is for party favors. Insert candies or small toys into each cup and then tie ribbons around them. For larger items, use multiple cups. If you choose to do this craft project, be sure that you are using the right size paper cups for your item.
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Another project that you can do is to create picture frames out of your leftover treat cups. You can either go to a craft store or use cupcake liners. To make this frame, start by getting two identical-sized paper cups and cutting them apart. Then, line the edges of one cup with stickers or decorative paper. Next, cut a piece of card board large enough to cover the inside area of both cups. Then, glue two cups together on top of the cardboard. Fill it with small candies and attach another piece of cardboard for support on the back. After you are done, hot glue your frame to a poster board and hang it on your wall for decoration.
If you have a jewel toned cupcake or treat cups, you can use them to make matching jewelry pieces. You can decorate the outside with washi tape and stickers and then glue beads and charms on the inside of the bottom half of the paper cups. After you finish that, attach a chain and earring hook to the top half of the paper cups.
DIY party lanterns
An idea for your next party is to create hanging lanterns for an outdoor garden wedding. Start by using a large cupcake or treat cups and cutting them in half with scissors. Trace around each side onto cardstock and then cut out about 1 inch inside the traced line. Cut out a small piece of tissue paper in your desired color and then crumple it up into about a 1-inch ball. Glue the tissue paper ball to the cardstock circle with hot glue. Then, take your lanterns outside and spray paint them using your favorite color combination.
Colorful flower pots
Another fun idea is to create colorful flower pots with your leftover paper cups. You can use either the bottom half of each cup or you can cut off the spouted bit on top and attach a pot for a stem. After you’re done, fill them with dirt and then plant them with succulents and cacti and place them in your yard or on your deck or patio for decoration.
If you have lots of extra treat cups from a birthday party, you can create a festive garland to hang up in different areas of your home including the kitchen and family room. Start by making a fringe from each cup using a hole punch on one side of the spouted portion. On top of that, tie a thin strip of washi tape or twine around each cup. Repeat this process until you have enough cups to cover the area. Tie the garland across the wall and then scatter small confetti on top for added decoration.
For a fun party activity, print out images from your favorite fairy tales and children’s books and then cut them into small squares. You can also print out images that are relevant to your party, like elephants for an animal theme and stars and moons for a space-themed party. Cut a small piece of double-sided tape and attach it to the back of each image. Then, stick the images onto each cupcake or treat cups and cover them with a piece of clear tape to hold the images in place. Once you’re done covering the cups, fill them with candy or treats and hand them out as party favors.
There are many fun ways that you can use your leftover paper treat cups from a birthday party, a themed wedding, or anything in between. These ideas are just a few that you can do with your cups. Be creative and have fun!