2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups Idea for Parties

By Brittni • Updated on 03/12/2024

A cute candy cups idea that is also grab-and-go for guests. Great for Halloween treats as well!

2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties

Sometimes things are just better in their mini versions and I feel like that might be the case for these tiny watercolor candy cups I made for Halloween.

They’d be a match for any other time of year too though – no ghosts or pumpkins required. Birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions are all fair game. Or no occasion at all…a holder for loose change, small jewelry, paper clips, etc. But if you choose to use them for candy year round, I definitely won’t blame you.

Here’s how to make your own tiny watercolor candy cups, in a couple of minutes…

2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties

Materials

These candy cups are made from dried natural bell cups. Which I’ve most commonly seen on Amazon being used for floral arrangements and are usually attached to wire or sticks. But I recently found them online in a big bag of 20 without the wire. Linked it in the materials list above.

Candy Cups Instructions

1. Dip you brush into acrylic non-toxic craft paint, then dip in water to thin it out a tiny bit.

2. Then it’s just a matter of running your brush over the bell cups in a haphazard pattern a few times until you get a pattern you like.

3. Wait for them to dry, then add small pre-wrapped candies, or other items.

Pretty basic, really. But super cute for parties, weddings, etc.

I like to think of it as unexpected alternative to goody bags and larger party favors. Just something cute and tiny that guests can grab and go.

2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties

2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties

2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties

 

2 Minute Candy Cups Ideas

Brittni
Sometimes things are just better in their mini versions and I feel like that might be the case for these tiny watercolor candy cups I made for Halloween. They'd be a match for any other time of year too though - no ghosts or pumpkins required. Birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions are all fair game. Or no occasion at all...a holder for loose change, small jewelry, paper clips, etc. But if you choose to use them for candy year round, I definitely won't blame you. Here's how to make your own tiny watercolor candy cups, in a couple of minutes...
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Equipment

  • natural bell cups
  • paint
  • paint brush

Instructions
 

  • Dip you brush into acrylic non-toxic craft paint, then dip in water to thin it out a tiny bit.
  • Then it's just a matter of running your brush over the bell cups in a haphazard pattern a few times until you get a pattern you like.
  • Wait for them to dry, then add small pre-wrapped candies, or other items.
  • Pretty basic, really. But super cute for parties, weddings, etc. I like to think of it as unexpected alternative to goody bags and larger party favors. Just something cute and tiny that guests can grab and go.
Did you make this?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

Photography Amelia Tatnall Lawrence
Styling Brittni Mehlhoff

What other color combos would work well for these candy cups? Have your own party hacks to share? Leave them in the comments below.

5 comments | Click here to reply

How cute and so much fun!

Corina Nika

What a brilliant idea for gifts too!

Hazel

They look absolutely cute and wonderful!

Aleksandra

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Maritza

That is such a cool idea, they’re so cute!
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Michelle
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