These fun little treat containers would be perfect for the “little kids’ table”. You know the one. That table you had to sit at when you were 11, surrounded by silly 6 and 7 year old cousins, still not allowed to sit at the grown up table. I digress. Imagine these cute little Santa cups filled with crayons, peppermint sticks or even plastic silverware. So many possibilities!
I made these treat cups this week for Craftown.com. If you would like to make some, you can find the Santa’s Belly Treat Cups tutorial here.
I used DecoArt’s cool Glamour Dust ultra fine glitter paint in Sizzling Red to add a little bit of razzle to these cups. You could add a second coat for even more sparkle.
I also used DecoArt Snow-Tex snow texture paint in this project. I love this stuff and have used it over the years for many projects. I love the look!
- Foam or paper cups
- Red acrylic paint
- Red glitter paint
- Black electrical tape
- Small paintbrush
- Medium paintbrush
- Mod Podge or white craft glue
- Gold glitter
- Paper plate
- Snow texture paint
- Paint cups with red paint and let dry. There is no need to paint the rim as you will be covering that with snow texture paint. When red paint is dry, add a coat of red glitter paint. If you want it more glittery, add another coat after the first dries. Let dry.
- Wrap electrical tape around the center of the cup to create the belt.
- Use small paintbrush and Mod Podge and paint on a buckle.
- Using a paper plate underneath to catch the extra, sprinkle gold glitter over the glue buckle. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes then tap off the excess.
- Apply snow texture paint to the rims of the cups. Set aside to dry.
- If you need to add weight you can glue pennies to the bottom of the cup or glue a few flat marbles inside the bottom of the cup.