How to Make Adorable Wedding Favors from Paper Cups

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Treat your guests to adorable wedding favors made from paper cups, ribbon, tulle, and bows! It’s so easy to make with Bowdabra!

Adorable wedding favors from paper cups

Materials Needed:


To create the wedding favor:

First, cut rolled edge from paper cup.

How to make adorable wedding favors

Next, find the center of the cup and cut out a . . .

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decorative V shape .

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Then, curve the top edges!

How to make wedding favors with ribbon

Cover the cup with ribbon

Add glue along the center back, covering the edges and sides. Apply ribbon to entire cup and smooth out. Once dry, cut off excess ribbon along edges.

Wedding favors with bow making tool

How cute is this?Mini bow making tool

To Make a Bow with One Direction Printed Ribbon:

Start by folding a 18″ length of bow wire in half and place in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Then, cut a 20″ length of one direction printed ribbon. Fold together to find center, pinch and place into the Mini Bowdabra, print side down.

Bow Making Tool

Fold one side of the ribbon over and down into the Mini Bowdabra making a 3″ loop using the measuring tool.

How to make Bow

Next, fold a matching 3″ loop on the other side, adjusting ribbon tails. Now, scrunch down the ribbon using the Mini Bowdabra wand. Make sure that all of the lettering and logo is in the correct direction to read.

While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the bow wire through the loop, pulling tightly and tie in a knot at the back, gently pulling bow out. Next, make a smaller bow using the same method and glue onto the cup center.

Then, glue gathered tulle to the inside of the cup and tie bow on with the bow wire, cutting off excess wire and tulle, if needed.
Dovetail the ribbon ends by folding the ribbon together at the end and cutting at an angle from the fold down to the corner tip.

Bow with One Direction Printed Ribbon

Creating the perfect wedding favors for your guests using the MiniBowdabra is quick and easy!

 beautiful wedding favors


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2 thoughts on “How to Make Adorable Wedding Favors from Paper Cups

    1. Gail Griffin Post author

      Thanks, Gayle! You are absolutely right about using this idea for different occasions! The options are unlimited! And It’s great hearing from you and visiting!

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