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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Peep Party Cup

Every Easter I try to make my wee special peeps something special. With the current economy I tried finding inspiration at the dollar store.

crafty 027 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.
Dollar store 093 Using plain white glue that I had purchased for another dollar store project I glued the pipe cleaners onto the paper cup.
dollar store 021-1 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.
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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.
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Here is Sweet Boy’s cup:
crafty 023-1 A perfectly pink treasure for my Fashionista:
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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.
Laura

24 comments :

Mildred said...

Sweet as can be and brings back memories from childhood.
Sending along my prayers for you Laura.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are so cute, Laura! Pipe cleaners in the automotive aisle? I believe it. I was looking for something once that I thought would be in one place and it was totally somewhere else.

Screaming Meme said...

You are soo creative! I love them! :)

The Cookie Girl said...

so gosh darn cute! Love it!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

So sweet!

Kim said...

One big "Aww!". I would have loved these as a girl!

Bird said...

That is too darling! I love the ruffles and cuteness of it all!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Those are so cute! I LOVE the gathered crepe paper cuff! Amazing!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your little peep cups are precious! I will file that idea for next year. Not enough time this year. Love & blessings from NC!

Beansieleigh said...

These are so CUTE, Laura! ~tina

Roxanne said...

Laura, so glad you dropped by my blog today! I can't wait to visit all those who took the challenge. Have you made it through the entire list?

Well both of your ideas are winners! I'm really partial to the cup towels. ADORABLE!!!

So nice to find you and your creative blog. I'll be back!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

These are so cute. They look like the yogurt cup easter baskets we just made for a swap.

Liz said...

Cuteness! Love the specially peeps! :)

~Liz

Jaclyn said...

Thanks for the sweet comment, your project is cute!

Teri said...

Haha! Special Peep! I love it!! :) I may have to borrow that phrase for some cards I'm going to make. You are such a crafty lady! :)

Christine said...

These are absolutely adorable! =O)

alice wayne said...

i got peeps in low places...

but,
you're my best peep!!!

i don't know if i tell you this enough but i really appreciate everything you do for me, more than you know.

love you peep peep

Holly said...

Sweet peeps. Very creative thinking in making those little guys.
Holly
504 Main

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It has taken me awhile to find time to comment, but I want you to know that I have read and continued to be inspired by your posts. I am glad you are starting to feel better and are able to continue with school. I'm only a blog friend, but I am so very proud of you.

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

You give peeps a whole new look. I love your delicate treasures. :)

Cheers~
e

Ανεράιδα said...

Hallo!
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I love your beautiful project with the little birds! I would like to know if I could present it on my blog, linking back to your blog of course.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Bye

aneraida10@gmail.com

Brenbren said...

Thank you for commenting on my hula art! Appreciate your support. Your dish towels are amazing and I plan on making some!

Nook & Cranny said...

These little peeps are soooo adorable.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Gypsy Brocante said...

Sweet!!
xo
Jill