Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Paper Source Craft: Summer Cup Covers

First of all let me make a public declaration for my love of Paper Source. Check out their website and find out if they have a store near you. It is absolute Paper Bliss!!!! I am an extreme paper lover; I inherited this gene from my Great-Grandma Dorothy and am happy to carry on this trait. I experienced my first Paper Source store in Dallas, TX at the North Park Mall while I was still in college. It would be impossible for me to forget walking into that store and having the feeling like I had just walked into Heaven. So, you can imagine my delight when I found out they opened a Paper Source store here in Kansas City. Already putting them into use when I can.

Found their blog today which now has my mind going with loads of projects. Here's a great one for the summer that I can't wait to try out.

Summer Cup Covers
Keep those pesky bugs away from your favorite summer beverage. These stylish cup covers are festive AND serve as a drink marker too… write your guest’s name on top! Use this super easy how-to at all your summer fĂȘtes!

Materials Needed:

• Summer Cup Cover How-To PDF
Not a Plastic Cup (set of 4 re-usable red cups)
Red & White Paper Straws
Circle Cards in Sunshine, Clover & Poppy (or whatever colors you like!)
Flower Shapes Pack
• 1/4” Round Hole Punch
• Small Zots Glue Dots

{Click to see "Summer Cup Cover How-To Larger}

1. Begin by folding petals for added dimension.
2. Re-punch holes in centers of flowers using a 1/4” round hole punch. Stack flowers as desired in two or three layers. Position flowers on top of circle card, close to the edge (making sure to leave room for writing a name), and punch a hole as far as your hole punch will reach.
3. Write name on circle card opposite from where the hole is punched. Place on top of cup, position flowers on top of circle card and feed straw in place. Place two glue dots on lip of cup.
4. Place cover on top of cup with the straw placed closest to glue dots. This will keep your cover in place AND acts as a hinge allowing for refreshing refills!

Let me know if you make some of your own. I will post pics when I do mine.

1 comment:

  1. Should we try this for our 4th of July party?


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