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Stamped Party Cups

by Joke Vande Gaer

I hardly ever seem to find cute paper cups. Cute straws mostly save the day and are luckily available in lots of places. Stamping some plain white cups is my new favorite thing to do. Plus, a stamp makes it easy to make the whole party pretty with a certain theme: stamped invites, bunting, cake toppers…

Materials needed: plain paper cups, your choice of colored stamp pads and a simple stamp shape (you can even make your own with a potato stamp)

Step One: Test your stamp out on a piece of paper.
Step Two: Insert a cup into the cup you are stamping, this way you can put your hand inside the cup while stamping.
Step Three: Stamp away!

I’m loving the black and white for a grown up party! Vegetable stamps might be fun for kids to work with, no?


  1. Fee

    February 9, 2012

    So simple, but so amazing. Thanks :)!

  2. Lindsey

    February 9, 2012

    So incredibly cute for something so easy to do! And I love the bright pastels (makes me think of spring….sigh). Thanks for sharing

  3. Judy

    February 9, 2012

    Great idea! I see using bingo dabbers with kids. would make it easy and fun for little hands.

  4. Catherine Denton

    February 9, 2012

    So adorable and easy! Yes, I’ll be using this tip.
    Catherine Denton

  5. Jess

    February 9, 2012

    So cute and simple, but still fun! Love your ideas!

  6. Tina Ramchandani

    February 9, 2012

    You really do have the best ideas!

  7. Party Patisserie (Debbie)

    February 9, 2012

    What a great idea! I love polka dots so I’m in on this one. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Amanda Jane Jones

    February 9, 2012

    such a clever idea joke!

  9. The New Diplomats Wife

    February 9, 2012

    very cute – but don’t these smear/run if people have them in hand from the heat of their fingers or condensation of the liquid? Just curious to make sure I don’t leave any guests with a surprise!

  10. Alexandra

    February 9, 2012

    What a sweet idea!!! I might try to replicate this with these Dot Art Markers: Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

  11. Kacy Faulconer

    February 9, 2012

    These are cute–is there a way to make them without having to stamp so much?

  12. Heather

    February 9, 2012

    Cute! I’ll have to try this out with my son’s do-a-dot markers!

  13. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    February 9, 2012

    This is a great idea. I love the black and white version.

  14. ana {bluebirdkisses}

    February 9, 2012

    great idea! I will do this for my son’s party….for the kid cups

  15. colleen @ hello olive

    February 9, 2012

    Those look great and a cool activity to get the kids involved in.

  16. Carrie

    February 9, 2012

    I completely agree!!! I end up doing the same thing… purchasing white cups and making them fit into my party. LOVE the stamp!

  17. Marie

    February 9, 2012

    How fun and easy! 🙂

  18. Lauren

    February 9, 2012

    This is such a great idea! And so true- I can never find cool party cups!

  19. Kelli

    February 9, 2012

    I love how your diy how-to’s are always so quick and simple!

  20. Judy @

    February 9, 2012

    Love this. Love the colors and simplicity.

    Can be easily pulled off, and perfect for many things!

  21. Rose

    February 9, 2012

    What is a potato stamp??

  22. Laura

    February 9, 2012

    So simple yet so awesome! Great idea.

  23. Melanie Saucier

    February 9, 2012

    Clever! So simple yet so so cute 🙂 Thanks!

  24. paola@love+cupcakes

    February 9, 2012

    So simple and yet so effective! I love it! Thanks for keeping me inspired 🙂

  25. Kristin

    February 9, 2012

    This is so smart and cute! One of those, “now why didn’t I think of that” moments. Love it and pinning it!

  26. Kristin

    February 9, 2012

    Love and pinning!

  27. Annemarie

    February 9, 2012

    SO simple-yet incredibly beautiful! I’ve always been a sucker for polka dots!! Going to do this project with Tallulah this week end!! Thanks for the endless inspiration!
    Annemarie x

  28. kurt

    February 9, 2012

    polka dots are the way forward!

  29. karamelo

    February 9, 2012

    Perfect combination! Dots & rubber stamps are my favorite loves! And, yes, it’s so simple but again and again simply great!

  30. kat jackson

    February 9, 2012

    Oh these are just perfectly adorable!

  31. Diane Faye Zerr

    February 9, 2012

    You could make it even easier by using bingo dabbers! A variety of colors, and some come in boxed sets. Lots of possibilities here!!

  32. Kelly

    February 9, 2012

    I love clever + happy!

  33. Victoria@VictoryPaper

    February 9, 2012

    How easy and impactful! It’s about time someone made over the paper cup

  34. Jacquelyn {The 20 Something Society}

    February 9, 2012

    So incredibly great!

  35. Cheryl Pisha

    February 9, 2012

    I love this!!! I smell a craft this weekend. 🙂

    Thanks for the idea.


  36. Jennifer Salazar

    February 9, 2012

    I love the idea of combining these stamped in a complementary color with Sweet Estelle’s striped straws!

  37. Vanessa

    February 10, 2012

    This is such a great, simple idea! I love it! Yet another thing to add to my overflowing pinterest 🙂

  38. Katie

    February 10, 2012

    This would be made super easy (or even more kid proof/less messy) by using those Bingo stamp pens! We used to do all kinds of arts and crafts with those with my Grandma’s bingo stamp pen collection!

  39. FestivePartyGirl

    February 10, 2012

    What a cute idea. So easy and it really makes an impact.

  40. Meg

    February 11, 2012

    I want to make these!

  41. fàtima -flowers by BORNAY-

    February 11, 2012

    thanks for sharing!
    black and white, so lovely ….


  42. Meghan

    February 13, 2012

    Such a simple and fun idea. I’ll use this idea for sure!

  43. Zsa Zsa

    February 13, 2012

    Cute idea!

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