Paper cups are one of those necessary party supplies that we never expect to look very special on the table. But then we saw these gorgeous DIY painted paper cups on Design*Sponge. Bright and fresh-looking, they are also incredibly easy and quick to make.A Design*Sponge reader devised this project after a fruitless hunt for pretty paper cups for her birthday party. She made her own by mixing a small amount of acrylic paint with water and painting freehand designs along the bottom half of white paper coffee cups, which gives the paper an expensive watercolor look.
The simplicity of the designs makes the cups look even more chic — the interesting color palette also helps — so this DIY project could be tackled by even the most artistically-challenged.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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