Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Now that my daughter has reached the sippy cup phase, having the perfect cup is critical. It's got to be easy to clean & not drip all over the place. Of course the crafty part of me wants it to be unique and cute too. I just can't leave well enough alone can I? And did I mention it had to be cheap? So I was in love when I found this cup. I got it in my local Hobby Lobby for $5 in the section where they have all the "insert your own photo" items. You just unscrew the clear sleeve part from the inner cup to put photos in. But I decided to use pretty scrapbook paper instead.
It was beyond easy to trace the curved paper piece it came with and then cut out my own pretty paper inserts and slip them in.
So just tossing in a different paper makes a totally different look:
I love that the designs can be endless and it'll be easy to change it up for holidays, seasons, or (if I was really out of control), to match outfits. And before I sound totally frivolous droning on about the "pretty" aspect of this cup, I'd like to mention it's also my new go-to cup because it's got a removable silicone leak-valve, is easy for her little hands to hold and the parts that touch the liquid are polypropylene (which means BPA-free).
I can't tell you how many times I've bought something for the cuteness that was a total bust on practicality. What good is a beautiful cup that leaks if it's not perfectly still? Or the overpriced, fancy "engineered" ones that have a dozen small parts you have to put back like a puzzle to work right? This one's simple & stylish. I'm SOLD!
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