Paper Gift Cup


A while back I was playing around with some paper trying to come up with some little candy gift cups for a few neighbors and these cute paper gift cups made with double-sided scrap paper are what I came up with. Filled with small candies or a small plant these paper cups are perfect for quick, simple gifts for friends or neighbors; they make great party favors, too.  They are quick and easy to make so why not make several at a time so you always have some on hand for expected, or unexpected, gifts?


 Supplies needed:

:: scissors ~ regular and scallop
:: pencil
:: tape
:: ruler
:: eraser
:: plate or something round to trace around ~ approximately 7-1/4 inches in diameter
:: a piece of card stock paper cut to 2″ x 2″
:: one sheet of double-sided scrapbook paper per cup


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1. Trace around a plate or other object,
approximately 7-1/4 inches in diameter.

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2. Cut around the circle using scallop
edge scissors.
Your cup will look great even
if your cutting isn’t perfect.
3. Erase any pencil marks.
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4. Center and trace around the
2×2″ square template on the side
you want for the inside of the cup.
5. Using a ruler, extend the lines to
the edge of the circle.
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6. Using regular scissors, cut
every other line from the edge of
the circle just to the corner of the
center square.
7. Fold the sides up along the center
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8. Fold the flap along the cut edge.
Erase all pencil lines.
9. Roll a small piece of tape and
place it on the upper area of
the flap.
10. Fold the flap over the outer
side of the box and press the tape
to secure.  Continue with each flap.



 Finished cup.


They can also be made with masculine paper for men.


Tied up with a big pink bow they are definitely feminine.

So very cute…who wouldn’t love getting a sweet reminder of your friendship?

This tutorial was featured on:
A Pinch of Joy
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22 Responses to Paper Gift Cup

  1. Haley @ The Saucy Apple March 28, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    So cute, Lori! You always make the sweetest crafts, and you make it seem so easy to make them. 🙂

    • Lori March 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      Hi Haley, I always love your comments. Thanks for always encouraging me.

  2. Julia Forshee March 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by, with this unique paper box!! I love the way the circle makes it just a little more original. We look forward to seeing what else you create for next Thursday’s Link Up!! Check back on Sunday to see if you’ve been featured!

    • Lori March 29, 2013 at 12:11 am #

      Thank you, Julia. And thank you for hosting the link up party. I’ll check in on Sunday or Monday.

  3. Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home March 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    This is the cutest idea! Anyone would be happy to receive a treat in one of your pretty cups. I love the colors you used. Thanks for visiting and leaving the nice compliment on my Easter dessert party. It was fun to do. I hope you have a very Happy Easter!

    • Lori March 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      Thanks Shannon. Happy Easter to you, too.

  4. Kay March 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Hi Lori, this is a great craft project. I have been looking for something to do with the kids on Easter Sunday, I think they will like making these. This is my first visit to your website, Great job! -blog classmate

    • Lori March 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

      Well hello, Kay. Thanks for stopping by. Send me some photos if you and your kids make some.

  5. Rachel @CreativelyRedeemingHer April 3, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    These are a darling! What a great idea for shower favors!


    Just blogged on some upcycled craft storage ideas at

    • Lori April 3, 2013 at 8:24 am #

      Good idea. They would make really cute shower favors. In fact, I’m hosting an upcoming baby shower so I’ll seriously think about making some of these for our guest favors.

  6. SK April 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Adorable!!! I am pinning these to my gift wrapping board, I have a lot of tea lovers in my life and I usually buy them different types to try for their birthdays and this would be the perfect way to wrap them rather than gifting the cardboard box or tin they come in from the store. Stopping by from the Southern Lovely Linkup.

    • Lori April 9, 2013 at 12:09 am #

      Oh my gosh. These would be perfect for gifting teas. Thanks for the great idea.

  7. Jillene April 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Love this! So simple a cute. Just like i like it! 🙂 New follower, pinned, and I am featuring this post for the Ginger Snap Link Party {I am a co-host} on my website! Yay!


    Here is my link party link, and i will feature you in a day or two! 🙂

    • Lori April 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

      I’m thrilled. Thank you, Jillene.

  8. Angie - April 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    This is just so cute! It looks professionally made. Anyone would love to receive this 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this at my link party last week – I hope you can link up again this week!

    • Lori April 9, 2013 at 12:39 am #

      Thank you, Angie, for the nice compliment – looks professionally made – that’s not a comment I’ve heard before regarding my work so you can probably imagine how it brightened my day. Thanks for hosting your link party.

  9. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy April 7, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Great use of a paper circle and a nicely done tutorial! This would make great May baskets or favors at an event, too. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! . Pinned.

    • Lori April 9, 2013 at 12:47 am #

      Charlene, hi. Great idea to use these for May baskets, I hadn’t thought of that. Thanks for the feature on your site. I really appreciate it.

    • Lori April 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

      Thank you, Charlene, for the feature. I’m glad you like these cups and hope that if you make some you will send me photos. I would love to see what you come up with. Also, thanks for the pin.

  10. Lori April 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Thanks tons and tons for the feature. I had fun looking through your other features.


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