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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Making Paper Cup Wrappers For A Party

I love the idea of using paper or plastic cups at a children's party. It means that there is no running around, trying to save glasses from breaking and children from getting cut, and it reduces the amount of dishes that need to be washed at the end of the day. You get wonderful paper products these days, but what do you do if you can't find the perfect cup for the theme of your party? Simple. You buy a couple of plain cups and make some cute cup wrappers. I show you how easy this is in today's blog.


You will need a plain paper or plastic cup to start with.


On an A4 sheet of paper, mark off the 5 cm, 15 cm and 25 cm marks on the length of the paper. Choose the paper to suit the colour scheme of the party.


Measure 1,5 cm up from the 15 cm mark.


Now measure 6,5 cm up from the new mark, as well as from the 5 cm and 25 cm marks.


Draw the bottom arch, connecting the lower marks.


Draw the top arch, connecting the upper marks.


Connect the marks on the sides.


On the left side only, measure 1 cm from the side.


Construct a line at the newly measured 1 cm mark.


Measure 1,5 cm in from the top and the bottom on the new line. This flap will be glued down to fit around the cup.


Cut the wrapper out.


Use the first wrapper to use as a stencil to draw the rest of the wrappers with.


Remember to mark the flaps.


The wrappers are now ready to be decorated. You can go crazy here with all kinds of glitter, paint, ribbons, etc.


Before you start, make sure that the wrappers fit around the cups.


You can add die-cuts.


You can use different textures. I used a suede-finish heart and a glitter star as examples here.


You could also combine textures and colours, layering them to suit your theme.


You may want to add some beading or other trinkets.


If you are pressed for time, you may simply opt to stick some stickers on the wrappers.


I opted for these 3-D characters that I had built from pre-printed sheets that I bought in the Netherlands, on a trip there.


You can see that each character is made up of different layers, constructed with 3-D squares.


Each child will have their own character to remember their cup by.


A better view of the cups.


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