Every Easter I try to make my wee special peeps something special. With the current economy I tried finding inspiration at the dollar store.
I found the paper party cups and crepe streamers in the party section. ~$2.00
The pipe cleaners were in automotive. ??? ~$1.00
The paper crinkle shred was in the gift wrap section. ~$1.00
I had the the lace, ribbon, glue, and vintage paper posies and peeps at home. But I did see new peeps and silk flowers at the store as well.
Using plain white glue that I had purchased for another dollar store project I glued the pipe cleaners onto the paper cup.
I took a small section of crepe paper streamer and gathered it on my sewing machine to create a “cuff” to place around the paper cup. (You could also do this by hand.) I then glued the cuff to the outside of the paper cup.
Then the fun began. I added a wee bouquet of flowers and some pretty lace and ribbon onto the crepe wearing cup. A bit of paper shred and a sweet peep were placed in the inside of the cup.
Here is Sweet Boy’s cup:
A perfectly pink treasure for my Fashionista:
With Easter fast approaching I thought you may be pressed for time so I made an extra 8 cups. They can be found in my Etsy shop.
Happy Spring to all my special peeps! I hope you have been inspired to create your own dollar store treasures.