Coffee Cup Flower Bouquet
What's better than a bouquet of flowers? A Coffee Cup Flower Bouquet from Candace Jedrowicz, of course! If you like making recycled gifts, crafts from household items or upcycle ideas, then you'll love these commitment-free flowers.
- Paper coffee cups
- Die cut machine with flower dies or flower punches
- 16 gauge wire – mine was left over from installing a drop ceiling
- Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
- Metallic powder colors
- To get your coffee cup ready to punch or run through the die cutter, take off the rim and bottom then open the paper flat. Cut with flower die.
- Pour a small amount of metallic powder in a cup bottom.
- Add enough Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue to the powder to make it spreadable. Use Qtip to stir and paint your flowers.
- Some paper cups have more wax than others so the color may bead up. I let them dry and added more color for a pleasantly mottled look.
- Cut 9″ to 12″ pieces of wire for each stem. I used polymer clay buttons colored with craft foil for the flower centers. Wrap a small spiral in one end of the wire and thread the uncoiled end through the front of the button.
- Leave about 1″of the wire straight and coil the rest around a pencil or other rod, leaving about 2″ straight at the bottom.
- I arranged my flowers in three groups according to length. Choose one of the stems to wrap around the others to hold the bunch together.
For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make an Upcycled Coffee Cup Flower Bouquet.