Paper cup gift boxes

A little idea I saw on Pinterest, inspired me to try making this little gift boxes yesterday, using paper cups.

I used these paper cups from an old range, but these new Liberty print paper cups would be beautiful.

I’m sure there could be a more exact science, but I just cut a few slits round the edges, evenly spaced {ish}.

Then, perhaps a step too far, but I got out my trusty eyelet pliers and punched an eyelet through each section.

I covered the edges with neon washi tape.

I used some grey bakers twine to thread it through {starting with one flap folded down, then layering each subsequent flap on top while pulling the string through the top.} I then finished the ends with a little washi tape.

Paper cup gift boxesWith a few others – the middle one I didn’t do anything special with, just pulled the string tightly round and it seemed to work fine.

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