I wanted to make these adorable and uniquely shaped snack cups out of fabric. You can use these for a kids party with their favorite superhero or perhaps Disney-themed fabric in an array of colors. This does take a little bit of time, but the great thing is that you can let the fabric dry and take care of other things in the meantime. Let’s get started.
- Pieces of fabric
- Fabric Stiffener
- Plastic cups
- Large Bowl
- Paper towels or damp cloth
This is one of those project that have a tendency to get a bit messy. Start by protecting your surface with wax paper or working on a surface you don’t mind getting a little messy.
Lay the fabric over top of the plastic cup and center it so that all sides are touching the surface. Cut around the fabric, if there is too much. You only need it to be enough fabric to This may mean that you have to cut off a strip of fabric if there is too much excess around the sides. I had an 18 x 18 inch piece and ended up cutting off about a 4 inch strip to get the right size.
Pour about a cup of fabric stiffener in a large bowl. Dip the fabric in the bowl while completely saturating the fabric. Keep a damp towel handy to clean up any mess. Try not to wring the fabric, instead slide your fingers down the fabric gently to remove the excess stiffener.
Drape the fabric back over the cup. Be sure to shape the fabric exactly how you want it. When the fabric stiffens it will be nearly impossible to manipulate. Let the fabric dry according to manufacturer instructions. For this DIY, I found that it takes at least a few hours for it to completely dry. Use a small fan to help speed up the process if you’re in a hurry.
Once the fabric is dry, it will be very stiff. Cut around the edge of the fabric to give the rim, the shape you desire. These fabric cups have a freeform look, so you don’t have to be too precise with this.
If you’re concerned about food safety, you can line the fabric cups with wax paper or paper towels. They are not reusable, but they can make a great statement at any party! Comment below and let us know what you think!