Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trash Talk Thursday: Papier Mâché Candy Cups

Love the look of vintage Halloween party décor? Here's a cheap & easy way to create your own vintage-inspired papier mâché party accessories, without paying the premium price of vintage...
Purchase some inexpensive plastic party favors ~ I found 8-packs of small jack-o-lantern candy cups @ an after-Halloween clearance last year for .50 cents a package!  
Rip some newspapers into small strips, and mix all purpose glue with water (4 parts glue x 1 part water) in a shallow bowl or pan. Drag the newspaper strips through the glue mixture, then slide between your thumb and index finger to remove the excess. Apply the wet newspaper strips randomly to cover the plastic cups, smoothing the paper down with your fingers as you go. When the cups are completely covered with newspaper strips, hang them to dry a few hours. Then paint with craft paints as desired, to create your own unique vintage-style candy cups! These also make cute window luminaries, just add a battery operated LED tealight candle.  © copyright 2013

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1 comment:

  1. Donna that is a great tip and I'm going to have to try it. I love vintage candy containers but hate the prices. Thanks so much for sharing.