Paper Mâché Cups

February 2, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, DIY, Freebies

Did you ever work with paper mâché? It’s really fun, you can do all kind of things like flying pigs and a cute boat, beautiful bowls &
cups, face masks and last but not least, a dress form!

After all these great inspirations, I decided to make tea cups.

You will need:

– Acrylic Paint

– Mod Podge

– Thin cardboard (Pizza Box, Cereal Box, Shoe Box)

– Thin paper or newspaper

– Salt

– Flour

– Water

All you need to do is download template here or a smaller version here and follow the instructions:

1. Print and cut out template.

2. Trace template on to thin cardboard.

3. Bring the bottom and top sections together one at a time and tape together.

4. Brush one layer of mod podge onto the tea cup and press your paper onto it. Make 3 layers like this.

5. Make paper mache.

6. Apply two layers of paper mache and let dry.

7. Glue the handle to the teacup and paint.


More paper mâché crazyness:

Deer Heads which you can buy here.

…A Tissue Rose Piñata

Lace Balloons (my fav!)

Good night everyone!


Linked with TCB & Skip to my Lou& The Lettered Cottage & A Beach Cottage & Elements Interiors & Here & Here

//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. That is so creative and cute. Love how they turned out. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

  2. This is too cute! Stopping by from the Lettered Cottage DIY party. I would love for you to come link up to my party too, going on all week!
    And be sure to enter my giveaway too!

  3. stunning results. i’m usually not fond of paper mache (due in part by the fact that anything i try with it usually results in a hot mess!), but this is beautiful :)

  4. The tea cups are so adorable! I love all the creativity I find by browsing blogs.
    Thanks for sharing this project at my party.

  5. These are lovely! I am guessing that you were inspired by Ann Wood for this project!
    I love her work as well. She also has a beautiful paper mâché boat project that I highly recommend.

  6. Very pretty. I seem to remember a very similar tutorial done by ann wood handmade… this is her post:

  7. She did a great job.

  8. your tea cups are just amazing! i saw a previous version by Anne Wood (i think) but honestly yours are even more lovely. I would be so happy if you’d drop by my international blog linking party on Sunday and share these plus other projects! I’m always looking for some quality crafters to join the party and when you get featured you’ll get some nice exposure on the web.
    all the best and hope to see you there!