Adorable Faux Hot Cocoa Cup Ornament Craft for Your Christmas Tree!

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Could this adorable Faux Hot Cocoa Cup Ornament Craft be any cuter?! Get creative this holiday season and add these gorgeous homemade Christmas ornaments to your festive decorations. All you need is espresso cups, paint, spackle, and sprinkles….oh and of course a little dusting of magical creativity!

This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

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Faux Hot Cocoa Cup Ornament Craft

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Do you love decorating your Christmas tree with homemade ornaments? Are you looking for a fun craft to do with the kids this holiday season? Well, look no further!





This adorable faux hot cocoa cup ornament is perfect for anyone who loves the holidays. It’s so much fun to make and will look amazing on your Christmas tree. You’ll be able to show off your creativity while also having something festive on display.

We’ve got step-by-step instructions below so check it out today!

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Faux Hot Cocoa Cup Ornament Craft Supplies

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.

Cheap Craft Supplies

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Faux Hot Chocolate Mug Craft

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Faux Hot Chocolate Mug Ornament Craft

Craft Tips

  • This craft can be made using any type of small clear plastic cup. Just adjust the size of the cardboard to fit, as well as size of foam ball.
  • Get a pastry bag and tip specifically for crafting. Don’t reuse the bag or tip with food to be consumed.
  • Lightweight spackle is needed. Regular spackle is heavier and will “sink” and collapse.

How Do I Make A Faux Hot Cocoa Cup Ornament?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How to Make Faux Hot Cocoa Cups

Faux Hot Cocoa Mug Ornament

Yield: 2

Get creative this holiday season and add these gorgeous homemade Christmas ornaments to your festive decorations!

Materials

  • 2 pieces of cardboard
  • 2 (1.4”) foam craft balls
  • 2 mini plastic dessert/coffee mugs
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Lightweight Spackle
  • 1 paper straw
  • Nonpareil sprinkles

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun and glue stick
  • Wooden craft stick
  • Pastry bag with a star tip
  • Superglue
  • Craft tweezers
  • Twine

Instructions

  1. Turn the cups upside down on top of the cardboard and trace. Cut out the cardboard a little smaller than what you traced.
  2. Place the foam ball inside the cups and place the cardboard cutout on top. Cut the cardboard a little at a time until it fits inside of the cup on top of the ball. Set the ball and cardboard aside.
  3. Paint the inside of the cups with brown paint to about where the cardboard sat. Let dry. Apply a second coat. Let dry.

    Applying Brown Paint to Cup
  4. Place foam balls back into each painted and dried cup and place the cardboard on top.

    Adding Ball Back to Cup

    Adding Cardboard to Cup
  5. Carefully hot glue around the rim of the cardboard to attach it to the inside cup edges. Glue over the top of the cardboard back-and-forth, making little squiggly lines. Let Cool.

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    Adding Squiggly Glue Lines to Cardboard
  6. Paint the top of the glue-covered cardboard. Let dry.

    Painting Top of Cup
  7. Cut the straw into two (2"/5cm) pieces. Set aside.

    Cutting Straw
  8. Scoop the spackle into the pastry bag using a craft stick. (Or something you can dispose of.)

    Piping Nozzle for Spackle

    Placing Spackle in Piping Bag
  9. Using the star tip, pipe out the “whipped cream” using a swirling motion.

    Piping Spackle onto Cup
  10. Gently press straw into the spackle at an angle. Allow the spackle to set for 6-12 hours.

    Inserting Straw into Spackle
  11. Add a little super glue to the spackle and add sprinkles with the tweezer. Let dry for a few minutes.

    Gluing Sprinkles to Spackle

    Close up of Sprinkles on Spackle
  12. Cut a piece of twine about 5"/12.5cm. Put through the handle and tie. Cut off any excess at the end. Hang up on your Christmas tree!

    Adding Twine Loop to Cup

    Completed Hot Cocoa Mug Ornament

    How to Make Faux Hot Cocoa Cups

Notes

* This craft can be made using any type of small clear plastic cup. Just adjust the size of the cardboard to fit, as well as size of foam ball.
* Get a pastry bag and tip specifically for crafting. Don’t reuse the bag or tip with food to be consumed.
* Lightweight spackle is needed. Regular spackle is heavier and will “sink” and collapse.

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