Sunday, 22 April 2018

Rosette-Topped Party Cups

These pretty party containers are ideal for favours or delicious treats. Their lids are topped with a pleated flower which is inspired by a traditional ribbon rosette used to decorate millinery. You'll enjoy folding the rosette - the coloured areas on the template simplify the pleating!

Here are your free print-and-cut designs:

PleatedRosette.pdf
PleatedRosette.svg

PartyCup.pdf
PartyCup.svg

PartyCup2.pdf
PartyCup2.svg


To make the rosette, cut out the five strips and crease where indicated. The triangles are creased down the centre. For consistent colour on both sides of the rosette, print the back of your paper pink to match the strips. Do a practice run to get the hang of the pleating process. Fold back and down to make each loop. Make zig-zag folds. Use a tapestry needle to thread the five pleated units - draw into a circle and knot. Glue on a flower centre. Use sticky pads to attach the rosette to the cup lid.

The cup is simple to make. Glue the join.Turn up the tabs on the base and glue them. Lower the base into the cup, pressing tabs in place. Base should be flush with your worksuface. Bend the handle tabs and glue them onto opposite corners fo the lid. Finally, fix on the rosette.

Optional gift tag included.

Enjoy making these pretty party favours!