This is a sweet little craft, inspired by the beautiful old fashioned candy cups tutorial by Such Pretty Things (a blog I happen to love). It’s fast and easy and sure to delight your kids as a surprise St. Patrick’s Day treat.
Paper party cups (the largest ones I found were 2″ cups in the baking section at the craft store)
Black crepe paper
Gold pipe cleaners
Glue gun + glue
Colorful candy + gold chocolate coins
Put a line of Elmer’s glue around the outside middle of the cup, and lay the crepe paper on top, sort of pinching it/scrunching it as you go.
When it’s done it looks basically like this:
Embellish the cup with a ribbon over the crepe paper. You can tie the ribbon with a bow, or you can wrap the ribbon around the cup, using a glue gun to glue down the two ends. (Later, I added a rainbow ribbon on top of the green ribbon).
Next, put a dab of glue from the glue gun on the ends of the pipe cleaner, to make the handle. Hold the pipe cleaner in place for a few seconds until the glue drys.
At last, the best part: fill with gold coins and rainbow colored candy!
Simple, right? This does not take more than ten or fifteen minutes to make.
Here’s a similarly cute and easy to make St. Patrick’s Day pot of gold from the archives.
I highly recommend the Such Pretty Things blog for Jessica’s beautiful photography (especially for lovers of all things pastel) and fun craft ideas. I will probably make her version of the paper party cups for Easter. I like how she covers the piper cleaner with ribbon and adds a cupcake liner to the inside of the paper cups. Very sweet and pretty touches.
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