Shavuos is on this coming Saturday night so it's time to do some simple shavuos crafts to fill the house with excitement for the coming holiday! And these recycled plastic cup flowers are perfect right about now, since they are really simple to make and look great in numbers. I'll admit, I actually made these as last minute birthday party decorations last week, but I'm leaving them up for Shavous as they're really so much fun!
Now I have to tell you, the idea of making flowers from cups is not a new one, though all the versions I've seen in the past never quite inspired me, most likely because of the colors or the fact that only a few were made. So choose bright colors and cups that are the same color throughout, and make a ton! Add some adhesive back jewels, and hang them from your chandelier with wire, and wow!
- recycled (or not) plastic cups
- adhesive back craft jewels, mine are courtesy of craftprojectideas.com
- wire or string for hanging
Cut slits in cup, start with one slit, and cut the second exactly opposite it on the other side of the cup. Then make two cuts on each side (between the initial two cuts which basically divided the cup in half) for a total of six petals. Decorate with adhesive backed jewels or use glue to apply just about anything colorful or sparkly! Hang from a chandelier, affix to the perimeter of a mirror or a large frame, make a mobile or a garland and you've got yourself some great decorations in a pinch. Enjoy!