Saturday, June 16, 2012

Christmas Ornament Cup Craft

This is a cute little Christmas ornament craft that will look great on the tree.


  • plastic cup(drink cup or pudding cup)
  • stiff felt for base and sign
  • string(red baker's twine was used in the picture)
  • red and white striped straw
  • green tulle
  • lollipop stick
  • silver glitter
  • tacky spray glue
  • push pin or sharp tool to poke a hole
  • silver pipe cleaner
  • scissors
  • glue


  1. Trace the opening of the cup on stiff felt for the base. Cut outside the line to be slightly bigger than the opening.
  2. Use a push pin to poke a hole in the bottom of the cup. The one pictured here cracked, but it doesn7t really matter.
  3. Alternative: Heat a sharp metal implement over a stove like an unrolled paper clip and push the hot metal into the cup to melt a hole without cracks.(Only by an adult!)
  4. Loop a piece of string and tie a knot. Thread through the hole from the inside until the knot to make a loop fr hanging. Add a spot of glue to keep in place.
  5. Cut a piece of striped straw to fit inside the cup.
  6. Cut a small piece of rectangular felt and write, "North Pole". Wrap and glue around the top of the straw.
  7. Cut pieces of green tulle and wrap around the lollipop stick. Cut the excess off at an angle to make a Christmas tree. Wrap a tiny piece of silver pipe cleaner at the top for a star.
  8. Alternative: Instead of making a tree, simply use a fake miniature tree from a craft shop.
  9. Glue the tree and pole onto the felt circle base.
  10. Put the base in a box, spray with tacky glue and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.
  11. Pipe glue all around the edge of the felt base and place the cup on top. Allow to dry.
  12. Hang your homemade ornament on the tree.

Full tutorial with photos from: Domestic Charm

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