These vintage-inspired candy cups are so much fun to make. I am making a bunch to use as party favors for my daughter's birthday "tea party", but they would also make great little Easter baskets.
Here's what you'll need to make some:
- 2 1/2" diameter paper candy cups (you can find these in the cake decorating aisle at the craft store)
When you are done, it should look something like this...
Next, cinch the "waist" of your ruffle by securely tying a ribbon around it...
Now you are ready to add your handle. Bend your pipe cleaner into a U-shape and attach it to the inside of the cup (on opposite sides) with a bit of hot glue. Hold it in place for a few seconds until it is completely dry.
The final step is to embellish your candy cups. I wrapped some ribbon around my handles, tucked in some tiny millinery flowers, and added a few ribbon bows. The decorating possibilities and color combinations are endless!
I placed a white cupcake wrapper inside each cup and filled them with some pastel-colored jelly beans, but any treat or little toy would work beautifully.
The result is some very sweet, old fashioned party favors that everyone is sure to appreciate!