Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Santa Hat Cups

When I was in Kindergarten my mom made some adorable Santa cups for my class. She filled them with goodies for all my classmates, and I have never forgotten them. Her craft inspired me to make these Santa Hat Treat cups that were similar to hers. Use them for classroom treats, party favors, cookie/candy gifts, or hang them on your neighbor's doorknob for a nice Christmas surprise!


  • Red Felt
  • White Felt
  • Clear plastic cups (9 oz.)
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Yarn (White, red, or green)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Candy or Treat of your choice


  1. Cut a 9" X 12" piece of red felt in half lengthwise. Use one half for this project and set the other half aside for another cup. Cut about a 24" strand of yarn. You can trim it at the end if you want a shorter string.
  2. Thread the yarn onto the tapestry needle. Hand-stitch a straight "running stitch" across the top of the red felt piece. Tie off the ends. 
  3. Hot glue about 3/4" of the bottom of the felt all around the rim of the cup. The ends will overlap so finish with more hot glue there.
  4. Cut about a one-inch strip of white felt (lengthwise.) You can either do a straight cut or weave your scissors in and out to make a squiggly line. I like adding that textured line at the bottom of the hat.
  5. Glue the white strip around the entire rim of the cup. (The white will overlap the red a little bit.)
  6. Fill your cup with your favorite goodies. Cinch the top of the Santa hat closed by pulling the ends of the yarn. (Trim yarn, if desired.) Tie the ends together.

Fill your Santa cup with stacked cookies, wrapped candies (Hershey Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter cups, Peppermint candies, etc.) or Christmas trinkets and gifts. Make somebody's day by dropping off this cute Santa Hat Treat cup!


  1. Hi Janell: I'm Connie at, a new g+ friend.
    These hats are an adorable idea. Thanks for sharing your project.

  2. Those are adorable! You have such patience to sit and make them. :)
    Stopping by from the Family Friday linky.

    1. Thanks! Haha, once you know what you're doing they don't take too much time to make them.

  3. This is so super cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on Family Friday Link-Up Party!!!

  4. Cute! I’ve seen so many ways plastic cups that can be reused, but this is new. It’s really nice, and can be appreciated by anyone, especially by those who love sweet treats. I think the Santa hat can be modified to fit any other occasion.

    Jerry Wood

    1. Thank you. I agree that it can be changed for other themes, too!


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