Little Gift Cups
Good Morning Ladies,
I thought that as it was Friday we could have a little fun, I saw some cups made from Card on Social Media and thought that they would be a fun way to give small gifts or sweet and chocolate, so I sat yesterday afternoon and made these from some Kanban card that I found in a drawer, So I took some step by step photos so you can see how they are made if you fancy having a go, it would be a great way to give treats for Easter.
So here goes.........
I Started with an A4 piece of patterned card
I the cut the card to size which is 4 1/2 inch
you leave the width the same as A4 (8 1/4) Inch
and the Handle is 1inch X 4 1/2 inches
You then score along the width of the card (the longest side) at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8 inches, leaving a small lip for glueing.
Then turn the card round and score all the way down at 1 1/2 inches (see diagram)
Burnish all of your scored lines well
Trim of the lower piece of the tiny lip and then snip
each score line from the bottom edge up to the scored 1 1/2 inch line
See picture above for clarity
Apply Glue to the small lip of card
(you could use Super Sticky Red line tape if you prefer)
Fold the glued lip of card under the opposite edge of card to create the cup shape and hold in place while the glue sets up,
Time to glue the bottom flaps in place, I started by glueing opposite flaps together, BEWARE not to over tighten these as you my pull the cup out of shape. I used wet glue as it gives you a little 'wiggle room' at the end.
Keep like this until you have glued all of the flaps into place.
I turned the cup the right way up and placed the cup onto a flat surface and used a small bottle to firm the flaps into place and here is what your finished bottom should look like.
Next take the handle piece and my tip here would be to curve the handle slightly to shape the handle before glueing.
Take the handle and glue the right side on one end of the strip.....
and the back of the opposite end.
Take the glued handle strip and place it on the cup
(I placed my handle over where the join in the cup was)
Put the glued 'right' side at the top of the mug and...
Place the glued 'wrong or plain' side of the strip at the bottom of the cup and hold in place until glue holds the card in place.
You may think that the handle is a little wide, the reason for this is that it allows you to put more in your cup and hold it by the handle.
Your could make handle narrower if you choose.
Voila !! the finished cup.
I just added some sweets wrapped in pretty cellophane
tied with a bow, I think it looks quite pretty.
Here we have the finished cups, one made for men, one for a little boy and the other two are more girly, the one with tissue has some nail varnishes in, you could put several different gifts in
these unusual little gift cups.
I hope you like the tutorial and the cups, I would love to see some that you have made too, please feel free to ask me anything that you are unsure about.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Love and Hugs