Every once in a while, I have the urge to buy something-- Even though I don't need it right that second.
I figure that I could use it someday, so I buy it anyway.
It's a flaw of mine that happens all too often.
Most of the time, the crap I buy just sits in the garage waiting for their "someday"...But not today!
Nope. Today, I actually used something I bought for someday. I couldn't be more proud of myself!
Now--Brace yourself, because I am about to talk the Etsy shop In The Clear up once again.
I've already confessed my love for them--But, today it increased ten fold. Seriously.
I purchased these plain ol' icecream cups from them in hope that I would spruce them up for the party. The original plan was to wrap them in scrapbook paper and decorate them that way. But, when it came down to it, I could not get the paper to stick for the life of me!
Then, I remembered this awesome Chevron Twill Herringbone Ribbon Variety set that I bought for someday. And it hit me! Wrap it around the plain cups and throw a little bow on it.
So, that's what I did.
Are they not so adorable?
I think they will definitely add a nice little touch to my baby's first birthday party...Don't you?
Here's a quick little instruction image so you can spruce up your own party cups!
1.wrap your twill ribbon around your cup, hot gluing every once in a while (it doesn't have to go totally around, if the bow will cover it) 2. Cut two strips for the bow. One about two 1/2 inches long, and one about one inch long. 3. Put a dab of hot glue on one end of the longer piece. 4. Wrap it around into a circle (put the other end on the glued end) 5. Press down in the middle and add a glue dot to the top. 6. Take your smaller piece and glue one end on. Wrap that piece around the front and back, and glue it into place. 7. Here's your finished bow! 8. Now put a dab of glue on your cup at the seam of your twill ribbon and 9. Glue on the bow! taaada.
P.S. I feel like I should mention that In The Clear didn't pay me to write any of these posts. I am really just IN LOVE with their shop. Really--I spent about $80 my first order, and I will probably make another order here shortly. They have so many great party and craft supplies!