Plastic Cup Flowers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Crafted by Amanda Formaro

Click here for a larger view April showers bring May flowers, but why wait until May? Create your own beautiful bouquet with goodies from around the house. All you need are some plastic cups and whatever else you have on hand to decorate them with!

You will need

plastic drinking cups scissors hot glue gun white craft glue 12″ dowel or stick items to decorate with (beads, buttons, pom poms, tissue paper, paint, etc)

If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page !

What you do

// Use a pen (parents please!) or other fairly sharp object to poke a hole into the side of the cup, about one inch from the bottom. Cut slits halfway up the cup with your scissors. Bend slits outward. Lay cup on table with bottom of cup facing upward, this is the center of your flower. Use anything you have on hand to decorate the center. We used pom poms, buttons, tissue paper squares (wrapped around a pencil eraser) and pony beads. Use white craft glue to adhere them to the center of the flower and set aside to dry. Warm up the hot glue gun. Insert dowel into the hole you made in the side of the cup (see figure 1) earlier. Insert the dowel until the end of it hits the other side of the cup (see figure 2). Hot glue in place. figure 1 figure 2 Special thanks to Debbie Knechtel of Ontario, Canada for this craft idea!

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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