Friday, February 6, 2009

Yogurt Cup Challenge

Michelle from Her Cup Overfloweth asked for ideas of what to do with all those empty yogurt cups. During the summer, I save them and so the kids can play with them at the wading pool, but during the winter I just recycle them. That's why I'm a little late getting to my idea. It took my daughter a week to eat enough yogurt to have the needed amount of cups. With Valentine's Day coming up, I decided to make a flower delivery box. Please excuse the first few pictures, I didn't have the camera on auto-focus, OOOPHS! Here's how I did it...
First, I covered a shallow box with white paper.

Then I traced around the yogurt cups and used an exacto knife to cup out circles.

Next, Alice decorated the box with heart stickers.

Then, I attached ribbon to the front and back. (I found it at Target in the dollar section). Next, I poked small holes in the bottom of the yogurt cups so the flowers would stay in. The flowers are old silk flowers I had in the basement.

To complete the costume I made a paper hat and attached a flower.

Alice has been playing flower delivery girl all afternoon. I was a fun project for both of us! If all else fails, just use your cups in the bathtub for pouring or save them for the sandbox when the weather allows!


Michelle Sybert said...

oh my goodness! How Sweet is she???

Michelle Sybert said...

that idea is fabulous!