How can I repurpose plastic communion cups?

by Connie
I saved a hundred cups and don't know how to repurpose them. Any ideas?
  6 answers
  • Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins on Dec 12, 2016

    There are some really great ideas for plastic cup projects. I found some pictures online that may help you. I have not attempted any of these projects yet, but the free standing snowman is going to be one of the first that I try. Depending upon the size of the cups, Mr. Snowman or a Ms Snowman(woman) would be adorable as table ornaments. I really like the hanging lighted orbs that can be used in a patio or garden, all year long. Let us know what you decide to make, and good luck!

  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds Cheryl Markus Reynolds on Dec 12, 2016

    Communion cups are great for making Christmas ornaments or gift tags.

    Silver Bells: Paint them silver and glue 3 together. Glue a small sprig of greens to the top and a red ribbon for hanging. Angels: Paint them white and glue a wooden bead on the bottom, draw on a face, glue a pipe cleaner or piece of wire in the top of the bead for a halo and add a couple of feathers for wings. Ice cream soda: Paint the inside pink or brown, glue a large cotton ball or white pompom to the top rim, top with a small red pompom, add a string for hanging. You can hang them on the tree or tie them to Christmas presents. I have more ideas but there isn't enough space to put them all.

  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Dec 12, 2016

    Do you have an outside wall in your garden? a patio? Glue those cups on a board, plank and in each cup, drill a hole to put a light of an outside lightstring. Terrific on the patio, between a vertical gardenplants and so on.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 15, 2023

    How about a rain chain?

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 12, 2023

    You could cut a cardboard wreath shape, have the children decorate the clear cups with markers or paint, and glue the decorated cups to the cardboard wreath shape. The cups could be used to make a checkers/chess/tic tac toe set by coloring/labeling the cups, and making a game board from cardboard.

    You could stack the cups 3 across, 2 across, 1 on top to make a Christmas tree shape, gluing them together. Decorate the cups first with paint or markers, and could be glued to a base to make a decoration.

    If you can make holes in the bottom of each cup (maybe using a heated ice pick or nail), the cups could be strung on ribbon or yarn to make a string of bells, putting a knot in each bell so it wouldn't slide down the cord.

    Could the cups be decorated with markers/paint, then glued to a base and used as tray favors or place cards at a nursing home or church function? Put a few candies in each favor. Let each child make a cup stacking game for him/her self. Google "cup stacking games" for game ideas. They could personalize their game cups by decorating them.