I whipped together this really cute diy craft cup for our Thanksgiving kids’ table this year.
I wanted something on the table to hold a small craft project for each kiddo. And this was the perfect solution. Plus they’re SUPER Simple to create.
Of course, you can do them for any type of kids’ table. They’d be great for birthday parties, too.
Supplies for Kid’s Craft Cup for Thanksgiving
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How to Make a Small Craft Jar for Your Kids’ Thanksgiving Table
*Note: I used Oui yogurt jars, as we always have used ones. (My son can’t have dairy ~ he loves yogurt ~ and Oui makes the only non-dairy yogurt he likes.)
Step 1: Cut the fabric for your small craft cups
I used 1/2 yard of quilting fabric to make 6 cups, with fabric left over for probably 2 more. There’s a whole section of fabric at your local craft store.
First, measure 9-inches from one selvage edge (the uncut edge) and make a small cut.
Then take hold of the cut sides and tear the fabric the rest of the way down the fabric. It should easily tear if you’re using 100% cotton.
Continue to measure and tear 9-inch wide strips. Then take each strip and do the same going the other direction, so you have 9-inch squares.
Step 2: Wrap your jars with fabric
To wrap your small jars, lay the fabric upside down, so the printed side is facing your work surface.
Now center the jar in the middle of the fabric square with the jar top facing up.
Take the four corners and bring them together over the top of the jar. Readjust the jar so it’s centered within the fabric.
While holding the fabric together, slip a rubberband up and around the fabric. You want the rubberband to be as close to the rim of the jar as possible. This will hold the fabric in place, so you can easily tie around a piece of twine or ribbon.
Readjust the fabric, so that it’s equally spaced around the jar, and isn’t bunched in places.
Once you’re happy with how the fabric looks, take a piece of twine and tie it around the top of the jar (either above or below the rubber band).
Now slip off the rubber band.
You could leave your cute craft cup like this if you like.
Otherwise, take your scissors and trim the fabric about an inch from the rim of your jar.
Step 3: Complete your cute Thanksgiving craft cup
With your cute diy craft cup complete, it’s time to fill it with whatever small craft you want. I was using mine for a kids’ Thanksgiving table, so I printed and cut out hand templates and filled the cups with assorted colored pencils.
Aren’t they cute!
They’re a great way to provide a simple activity as part of a table setting. Plus each kid feels special having their own set of colored pencils.
Check out how cute they look on my Thanksgiving kids’ table.
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