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Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

What better way to spend time with your kids than doing making this DIY coffee cup ornament craft? This Christmas season, make personalized ornaments for your tree, with your kids.

Start with making these cute and super easy-to-make coffee cup ornaments.

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

You don’t have to spend so much and this will be a good activity with the kids this coming holiday season.

These will make fun additions to your Christmas tree!

Why You’ll Love This Christmas Decorations.

  • It's easy to make
  • It’s a fun activity to do with your kids
  • Colorful and personalized
  • Easy to find supplies
  • Kid-friendly

Is there anything more nostalgic than trimming the Christmas tree with ornaments that have been in your family for generations?

This year, why not create some new memories by making your own ornaments?

These coffee cup ornaments are easy and fun to make, and they're a great way to use up scrap fabric.

So gather up your supplies and get crafty!

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

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You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Supplies Needed to Make This Coffee Cup Ornament

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

How to Make a Coffee Cup Ornament

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Step 1.  Glue two Styrofoam balls into the cup.

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Step 2.  Fill the piping bag with caulking and pipe it onto the top of the cup in a swirl.

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Step 3.  Drizzle brown paint over the caulking. 

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Step 4.  Cut a 1-inch piece from the straw and glue it to the top of the cup.

Step 5.  Create a loop with the bakers’ twine and glue it inside of the straw for hanging.

Step 6.  Decorate with an embellishment on the cup if desired.

Other Crafts you can do with your Coffee Cups

  • If you have a lot of coffee cups in your home, you can build a small Christmas tree with them. Stacking them to take the form of a tree. You can paint your coffee cup tree and decorate as you would your usual Christmas tree.
  • Make other Christmas ornaments with your coffee cups suck as angel ornament, a wreath (cut the cups into rings), table top center pieces, and a lot more.
  • Put some Christmas treats in your coffee cups. Dress them up as Santa, and give them as gifts for your friends and colleagues.
Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Popular Substitutions & Additions

  • Glitter
  • Felt coffee cups
  • Wood
  • Crochet
  • Ceramic coffee cups
  • Starbucks

How to Store Coffee Cup Ornaments

You can just stash your ornaments in a box and store them in a dry place so you can reuse them. You can do any of the following:

Build your own box. You can use 2 cardboard boxes and make a layered ornament storage box. You can put dividers so your ornaments are well organized.

Or, you can use boxes that you already have at home. You can wrap individual ornaments in paper or plastic so as not to destroy their form when you put them in the box.

You can organize your ornaments by section or by the tree; that way, you can easily put them back on when it’s Christmas.

If you have space underneath your bed, utilize that space for your Christmas ornaments. You can put your boxes of ornaments there.

If it’s too much work for all the DIY in storing all your ornaments, you can just buy an ornament box or bag. Make sure they are sturdy and will hold all your Christmas ornaments well.

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Christmas Ornaments FAQs

What are the most popular Christmas ornaments?

There are quite a number of significant figures for Christmas.

These are:

  • Santa Claus
  • Reindeer
  • Star
  • Christmas Tree
  • Snowman
  • Snowflakes
  • Candy canes
  • Bells
  • Gingerbread house
  • Gingerbread man
  • Christmas wreath
  • Angels
  • Nativity scene

What are the traditional ornaments for Christmas?

The traditional ornaments for Christmas include the nativity scene, nutcracker ornaments, Santa, snowman, and angel ornaments.

What do you do with Christmas ornaments?

There are a lot of ways to use your Christmas ornaments. You can decorate a tree. Decorate a mantle.

Add garland around the window frame. Create a centerpiece for your table.

Make an ornament nest. Create a wreath for your doors. You can do all these and a lot more. 

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

What do the balls on the Christmas tree represent?

It is said that the balls represent God’s love and light in our lives.

They are meant to light up a Christmas tree, just as God does in our lives.

How can I make my house look festive enough for Christmas without an actual Christmas tree?

Some people do not have the time to look for their perfect Christmas trees.

Here are some alternatives on how to make your house look “Christmassy” without an actual tree:

Infuse your home with mini-arrangements of greenery. Make a nest of ornaments. Put wreaths on your door. Make a candle nest with greens.

Embellish light fixtures with Christmas balls. This will light up a chandelier a hundred times over.

Decorate your windows. Suspend Christmas ornaments in festive ribbons. Put garlands around the window frames. Display Christmas cards.

Transform a bulletin or message board in your kitchen, living room, or office into a display of Christmas ornaments and symbols. Christmas cards, postcards, wreaths, and DIY Christmas decorations will do the trick.

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Other Christmas Crafts You’ll Love

  • Christmas Mason Jars
  • Dollar Tree Galvanized Bells
  • Diy Christmas Signs
  • Toilet Paper Roll Snowman
  • Diy Christmas Jar Lid Ornaments
  • Reindeer Ornaments Diy
  • Diy Christmas Ornament Wreath
  • Cotton Ball Snow Garland
  • Gnome Christmas Ornament
  • Waterless Snow Globes
  • Christmas Scene Candle Holder
  • Cute Snowman Craft
  • Pine Cone Door Swag
  • String Art Ornament
  • Macrame Christmas Candy Cane
  • Diy Wood Slice Christmas Ornament
  • Cardboard Ginger Man Crafts

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with your kids this Christmas season, why not make personalized ornaments together?

This DIY coffee cup ornament craft is a great one to try. It can be done in very little time and doesn’t cost much at all!

You could even have each of the family members create their own design from start to finish that will reflect who they are as individuals.

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Yield: 1 Ornament

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

Coffee Cup Ornament Craft

What better way to spend time with your kids than doing making this DIY coffee cup ornament craft? This Christmas season, make personalized ornaments for your tree, with your kids.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Mini red solo cup
  • 1” styrofoam balls
  • White caulking
  • Piping bag with a 1A tip
  • Paper straw
  • Brown 3D paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Bakers twine

Tools

  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Glue two styrofoam balls into the cup.
  2. Fill the piping bag with caulking and pipe it onto the top of the cup in a swirl.
  3. Drizzle brown paint over the caulking.  
  4. Cut a 1” piece from the straw and glue to the top of the cup.
  5. Create a loop with bakers twine and glue inside of the straw for hanging.
  6. Decorate with an embellishment on the cup if desired.

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy making this ornament as much as my family did!

Don’t forget to come back and let me know how your Coffee Cup Ornament turned out!

If you get a chance to use this printable, let me know! Leave me a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag me @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #kellysthoughtsonthings so I can see how you are using it!

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