I am notorious for getting excited about a project and not reading all of the details before starting. In typical Sarah fashion, I just looked at this picture and raced to the closest Wal-Mart to buy cups to make it. To begin with, I tried 9 oz. punch cups...you know, like the kind in the party section with paper plates, etc. Turns out they were WAY too big. I mean, unless I wanted a wreath to hang on front of the white house. I guess the larger the cup size, the larger the wreath. And 9 oz. cups? Makes a HUGE wreath, my friends. I so wish I would have taken a picture of it, but A.) I don't think I could have actually fit the wreath in a picture, B.) I quit half way through when realizing there was no way this was going to work out and C.) I couldn't stop laughing at how insanely huge it was. Let's just say I would've had to strap it to the top of my car if I wanted to haul it anywhere. So that was a big fail.
So back I went to look at her tutorial a little closer, and then began the search for 4 oz. cups when I realized that's what she used. But do you know I couldn't find them anywhere? Yes, I could've ordered some online, but that sure wouldn't fill my need for instant craftification...as you guys know by now patience is not my strong point. So, I decided the next best thing would be 3 oz. bathroom cups. I found these at Wal-Mart and the colors were perfect for the baby shower I was planning.
Here's what you need to make a cup wreath:
-cups (I think 3-4 oz. would be best - I got mine for around $2 at Wal-Mart)
-hot glue gun & glue sticks
-ribbon and/or embellishments to hang with the wreath (optional)
1. To begin, line the inside right side of the cup with hot glue. My cups didn't have any seams, but if yours do, make sure the seam is turned to the back. Take another cup, place it upside down on the table, and stack the first cup on it. She positioned hers about 1 inch apart. As I mentioned, I wasn't very consistent with mine but I just kind of eyeballed it and it seemed to work fine.
2. Place a dab of hot glue on the bottom of another cup, and stack it in the cups you've already put together. Then just repeat until a full circle has formed. For the final cup, you might have to work it a little bit to get the circle to complete. But don't be afraid to try to force the shape of the wreath a little. It might dent the cups a little, but that's where I put my ribbon so it hides the imperfection. :)
Let me know if you have any questions...this was kind of hard for me to explain so I hope it makes sense. And more importantly, if you find 4 oz. cups in a store I'd love to hear where! :)