Mini Espresso Treat Cups

Hi friends! I'm back again today with another creation for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This time I decided to decorate some mini coffee cups with paints and the Coffee Please Digital Set.


During the Labor Day sales I ordered a set of Pebeo Illustrated Faith acrylic paints for $10. I've heard great things about Pebeo and couldn't pass up the price to give them a test drive. I had some mini coffee cups I bought quite a while ago to decorate but still hadn't done anything with them. After making a little template to use to cut paper covers for the cups, I thought it would be so much easier if I could just paint them. And then I thought, why not? So I pulled out some clear gesso and gave each cup a coat to prime it.  Then I just painted on orange and yellow on one cup, patting with a baby wipe here and there to remove paint.  The other one I did with two shades of blue and a bit of white mixed in to lighten it up.


I think these will be perfect for fall teacher gifts. I'm going to have the boys paint some cups and color some leaves, then fill each cup with some fleur de sel candies for their teachers.  I printed the sentiments and the leaf and pumpkin from the Coffee Please Digital Set on my laser printer, then cut with some stitched dies.  The sentiments and pumpkin are colored with copics and I painted the leaf circle with watered down acrylics. The sentiments are added to the cups with mini wooden dowels through the little breathe hole, but toothpicks would work just as well.  Quick, fun and cute! Can't wait to have an art day with the boys. :)  Might be fun to use the bring on the pumpkin spice sentiment and add in some pumpkin spice kisses, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying the hop. If you'd like to play along for some of the prizes, just ink up a fall coffee/tea/or cocoa project and link it up over on the official Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Please Digital Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white (Neenah), marina mist (SU!)
Ink: laser printer, Copic markers, Illustrated Faith Shanna's Favorite Paint Set (Pebeo)
Accessories: Pumpkin Spice a Cup Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), 4 oz paper espresso cups (Amazon), 4 oz coffee small white lids (Amazon), stitched dies (Cottage Cutz), morning dew Nuvo drops (Tonic), glitter, mini wooden dowels (Darice), baby wipes, clear gesso, fleur de sel caramels

20 comments

  1. These little coffee cups are adorable, Julee!

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  2. How lovely little cups! Fabulous colors and the mini wooden dowels with the sentiments look great on them!

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  3. These will be sweet teacher gifts, especially since your boys will do some of the decorating. It's more work for you to let them help, but in the end, it makes them so proud to have helped :-)

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  4. Julee, those altered cups are adorable!!!!!

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  5. I adore this lovely cup set! Just amazing!

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  6. those cups are too cute! So fun :) ox

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  7. Absolutely such sweet cups and a perfect gift!

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  8. Such a sweet idea for a little gift holder. x

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  9. Such a sweet gift for teachers, or anyone. These are
    both darling.

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  10. Beautiful colouring on the cups! Looks like some wonderful paint.
    Great gifts.

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  11. INSANELY adorable; you are soooo creative!

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  12. Adorable little cups. Very creative.

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  13. These are just so pretty and adorable! Great idea to paint them. I have some I haven't used yet either..hmmm...

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  14. These are adorable! Great idea to paint them
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Shanna
    www.caffeinatedcraftiness.wordpress.com

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