Hi everybody! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life and I am back to share a fun Halloween DIY with you today! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! My birthday is the day before, and so as a kid I would always have a party themed around what my Halloween costume was going to be that year. Now that I am older, we don’t have themed parties anymore, but I do like to decorate and make holiday treats. I love the look of vintage nut cups and thought I would try to recreate the look for my DIY Halloween treat holders.
What You Need:
- Ice Cream Cups ( I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Paper Straws
- Crepe Paper Streamers
- Halloween Minis such as little crows, bats, pumpkins, etc.
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Sewing Machine and Thread or Sewing Needle and Thread
- Rolling Pin
The first thing you do is make the crepe paper ruffled garland. Measure the circumference of your ice cream cup. Double that measurement. So if your cups were 9″ round you would make your strips to be 18″. I cut two strips per cup.
Now you need to stitch a gathering basting stitch across the top of the strips. Stitch either by machine with a wide basting stitch or by hand at the top of the folded edge of the strips as close to the edge as possible.
Now you can add the handle to the cup. Place a dab of glue on one side of the cup close to the top. Press the end of the straw into the glue and hold for a few seconds to set. Then add a dab of glue to the other side of the cup and glue down the other end of the straw.
Next add the crepe paper ruffle. Run a bead of glue around the top of the cup and then press the stitched side of the ruffle into the glue. Work a little at a time until you have glued the ruffle all the way around the cup.
I LOVE how these turned out! These vintage-inspired treat cups hold a lot of candy. I think they would be great for a party or to fill with a special treat for your extra special lovies for Halloween. I hope you will give it a try at your next Halloween bash! If you all would like to see more of my work you can find me on my blog, My So Called Crafty Life, here. You can also check out my shop, or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.