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Making a Styrofoam Cup Vase

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Don't put that styrofoam cup in the landfill, make it into a little vase. This is a guide about making a styrofoam cup vase.
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December 30, 2015

I found a bunch of Styrofoam cups in the garage from a picnic we had 10 years ago. I didn't want to just throw them away, so I'm making little vases. All you need is a couple rubberbands and a pot of boiling water!

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 vase

Source: My easier version of one on Pinterest that used a crockpot and weights.

Supplies:

  • 1 Styrofoam cup
  • 2 rubberbands
  • 1 X-acto knife, knife or scissors
  • 1 pot of boiling water
  • 1 pair of tongs
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Steps:

  1. Boil a big pot of water. Cut the lip of the styrofoam cup off.
  2. Put your rubberbands on your cup wherever you'd like the vase to be indented. I used one heavyweight band from a bunch of broccoli for the bottom and a super lightweight one at the top just for a mini flare-out look.
  3. Using a pair of tongs, submerge the banded cup into your boiling water. Gently turn to make sure all sides start to shrink.
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  5. If you'd like more of an indent from your bands, you can double wrap the cup and re-submerge the cup back into the boiling water. I did this on the top section.
  6. Remove, add water to the bottom of the vase, add flowers. :)
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December 31, 20151 found this helpful

VERY clever.

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Anonymous
April 11, 20170 found this helpful

I never would have thought of this, and I love it!!!

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