How to Make an Easy DIY Paper Teacup

floral paper teacup on a green table

Today I’m going to show you How to Make an Easy DIY Paper Teacup. Easy paper crafts like this are such a sweet and unique gift to make for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a special Birthday, as a party favor for a bridal luncheon, a high tea, or another special gathering. And of course, it makes pretty and unique decor for your home too! I even created a video showing you how easy it is. Please scroll down to watch.

The good news is these are super simple to make because I’ve done the hard work for you, designing the pattern. All you have to do is download them, cut them out and glue them. It comes together fast so you can make one or a dozen without feeling overwhelmed.

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The pattern to make this easy DIY paper teacup is available for free to subscribers of my email newsletter. When you subscribe to my weekly newsletter you also get access to my Free Resource Library which has this pattern and many, many other wonderful projects for you to create.

I’m excited to show you how to make this! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.

How to make an EASY DIY Paper Teacup

There are two ways to cut out your pattern. #1 is to use a Cricut or other paper cutting machine to cut out the pieces of the cup. I used my Cricut Maker machine to cut out mine. If you are using your Cricut you will need to download the PNG files, upload them to your design library and have the machine Print Then Cut the pieces.

No Cricut? No problem! The second method is for you to download the PDF and cut the pieces for the cup out with scissors.

I have included both the PNG files and the PDF in my FREE resource library at for you to pick the method that is best for you.

floral paper teacup on a green table

Supplies to make an EASY DIY Paper Teacup

Here is a list of supplies you will need to make your own:

  • FREE Floral DIY Paper Teacup Pattern from my FREE Resource Library
  • Cricut Design Space software
  • Cricut cutting machine, or another cutting machine OR Scissors
  • A scoring tool and the standard cutting blade for your Cricut
  • If using the PDF version you will need Adobe Acrobat to open the PDF pattern
  • 2 pieces of paper per cup
  • Glue gun with glue sticks

How to Print Then Cut the EASY DIY Paper Teacup with Cricut

  1. Download the DIY Paper Teacup Pattern PNG file. Are already a subscriber? You may go here to download it. If you need to sign up, please click here.
  2. Upload the design to Cricut Design Space. Please be sure to add the score lines on the cup pattern inside your Design Space software to make folding easier. You will need to add 6 horizontal lines and one long vertical line. This makes folding much simpler.
  3. Click “Make It” and follow the print then cut steps with your machine.

How to Print the EASY DIY Paper Teacup PDF version

  1. Download the DIY Paper Teacup Pattern PDF file. Are already a subscriber? You may go here to download it. If you need to sign up, please click here.
  2. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat and print out.
  3. Cut out with scissors or an x-acto knife.

WATCH How to Make an EASY DIY Paper Teacup

You can watch me make the paper teacup on this video below. If the video doesn't load, you can also watch here on YouTube

How to Assemble the EASY DIY Paper Teacup 

  1. Once you have your teacup pattern cut, the first step is to fold the cup shape. If you used the paper cutting machine, you already have scoring lines. If you used a PDF, just carefully fold each section and crease it. You need to fold the sides as well as the bottom flap.
  2. Add a bit of glue to this last tab and attach it to the inside of the cup.
  3. Now, add a bit of glue to the tabs at the bottom and insert the bottom cover. You can cut two of this if it’s important to you to have the cup appear finished inside and out.
  4. Next, we’re going to shape the handle. Simply take a pen or a pencil and curl one end “out.” Now Curl the other end “in”.
  5. Add a dab of glue to the handle and press it to the cup. Now add a dab of glue to the “wrong” side and press that. You have a very pretty curved handle and you’re done!

Wasn’t that easy?!

You could fill these with candies, truffles, tea bags, or other delicious homemade goodies! It is so memorable and unique and it really is so easy to make. 

Simply repeat these steps to make as many as you wish, and before you know it, you’ll have an entire paper tea set!

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  1. Roberta S says:

    I just found you through the Cottage Market blog and am in love with your teacup template; however, I can’t seem to find it on your free patterns page. I did sign up and get my password.
    Am I missing something here?
    Roberta Schinner

    1. Hi Roberta, WELCOME!! I’m so excited you found me 🙂 I’m so sorry the file wasn’t there when you first looked. The library has been updated and the teacup pattern is ready and waiting for you in the free resource library. I hope you enjoy it!
      xoxo, Jennifer

      1. Roberta S says:

        THANK YOU!!! Your templates are awesome, and so are you 🙂

  2. These would be so great for favors, or with jelly beans or chocolate eggs in for Easter. Very cute! I pinned it in my bridal shower ideas! 🙂

    Visiting from Inspire Me Monday!


  3. The teacup is so adorable. There are so many uses for it. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

  4. How pretty. These would be perfect décor on table for a tea party or brunch. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  5. Your paper teacup is adorable! I am featuring your post this week on Wonderful Wednesday! Please stop by and share again! Have a craftastic week!

  6. Wow so pretty. It is a wonderful gift to give this gift to relatives. I will subscribe to the follow-up channel to learn more great things.

  7. This is adorable! Thank You! I’ve already printed a couple to assemble/fill with treats and give to special friends I am finally seeing this week. Haven’t seen them since February with this pandemic! They will be so thrilled to receive them 🙂
    I would LOVE to see a couple new floral patterns to print too *wink*.

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