How to Create Your Own Cheap Personalized Plastic Cups

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How to Create Your Own Cheap Personalized Plastic Cups
Personlized plastic cups make fun party favours. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Personalised plastic cups make fun party favours. Instead of buying paper or plastic cups for your guests to throw away, invest in sturdier plastic cups and some basic art supplies. That way you can give guests decorated cups to take home. You can also turn the kids loose to make a set of cups for your camping trailer or weekend cabin. Dollar stores or craft stores should have everything you need to make these cups.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Soap and water
  • Scrub pad
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paint pens

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  1. 1

    Wash the cups in soap and hot water. Rinse. Remove any price stickers by scrubbing with a plastic scrub pad. Let dry thoroughly before painting.

  2. 2

    Sketch in your design with pencil on the cups. Keep the design simple and stick to one, two or three colours for an uncluttered look.

  3. 3

    Shake the paint pen; then remove the cap. Draw in your design, tracing over your pencilled line. Feel free to add freehand elements. Let your cups dry overnight before you use them.

Tips and warnings

  • Hand wash your cups to make the paint last longer.
  • Choose lighter coloured cups to decorate so your designs will show up better.

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