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If you’re like me, you’ve *just* finished packing away the holiday decorations and it’s already time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. While it’s true that time does fly, it seems to go into hyper-speed whenever we approach a holiday centered around sweets. Well, honestly, Valentine’s Day is about letting the people in your life know how important they are to you — but — you get to say it with chocolate. Which is a win-win in my book any day.

Candy and cupcakes are great by themselves, but to take your V-day gift-giving up a notch, you need a cute handmade container — preferably one that’s quick, easy and inexpensive to create. Voila! May I present doily treat cups that are SO easy to make that they’re the perfect Valentine’s Day project for kids.  

Honestly, you won’t believe how easy these are — and they’re totally food safe and kid friendly. Ready to get crafting? Well, alrighty then, here are the complete step-by-step instructions plus a few photos to spur your creativity.

Because you use a muffin tin to shape them, they’re just the right size for cupcakes: lace doily treat cup

Or you can sandwich wired ribbon between the doilies to create a cute handle: doily treat cup I used 6-inch doilies but you can make the treat cups any size you wish by varying the doily’s size:lace doily treat cup


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8 Responses

  1. Bailey says:

    Cute treat cups!

  2. Carol says:

    So simple to do and the results are so pretty.

  3. Joyce says:

    Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for and do little things like these cups. They are nice.

  4. hgtvcamille says:

    Thanks ladies! They're so easy; you can quickly make a bunch to give away as Valentine's Day gifts. The basket version would also be perfect for Easter. :)

  5. Ruby W. says:

    Great idea for Easter! Thanks Camille.

  6. Briana@HGTV says:

    So gonna make these for Buzz. Hope he's not reading. ;)

  7. Carol V. says:

    Great treat cups.

  8. debra says:

    My Daughter will Love these on Valentine's Day. I think this is just the thing that will take her mind off of the fact that her fiance won't be able to be here with her on Valentine's Day!
    Thanks debra

H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...


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