Hello Pals! One of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is that we grow tons of apples here– and we are able to get 'em fast and fresh. I love apples. I easily eat one a day and much like the Dad from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and his belief that a spritz of Windex can cure anything– I believe that eating an apple REALLY CAN cure just about anything. These apples aren't for eating… but they do involve food!
I am a BIG crazy upcycler. It bugs me to see things go to waste so before I toss something in the recycling or trash I am always thinking… WHAT CAN I MAKE WITH THIS?
With apples in season, I had a hankering to make something apple-themed… so the idea of these apple treat cups was born. These would be cute for a back-to-school party or autumn gathering.
Supplies: 12 oz plastic drink bottles, red spray paint, a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, leaf punch, green cardstock, green pipe cleaner or twist ties, red candy, clear treat bags, glue or glue dots.
Punch 2 leaves per "apple" and set aside.
Find the seam on the bottle, stick the knife or scissors in and cut all the way around.
The plactic won't be sharp but you can go around again with scissors to even it out.
Spray paint the "cups"
Don't forget the bottoms!
It might take a few coats.
After they are all dry… it's time for the fun part. Fill the treat bag up with red candy, use a snippet of pipe cleaner or twist tie to close it and secure the leaves on there with a drop of glue or a glue dot.
Any kind of small red candy will do!
Cheap Treat Cup Fun!