I love hearing from winners of my giveaways on RFFMBT. Every time I email a giveaway winner, I always get the most heart warming responses. I love how appreciative and thankful all of my readers are because I’m the same way. It’s the cutest thing when I receive an email from a giveaway winner and they tell me how long they’ve been reading my blog (some of you since the very beginning!) or share their weight loss story or how my blog has inspired them. It seriously makes me smile and makes me want to do more giveaways for you guys because I know you appreciate them.

Just after I announced the winner of my DOLE Salads giveaway, I found out that I won the Starbucks Red Cup Contest! Starbucks held a contest from Nov 1st to the 3rd and asked contestants to submit their “most beautiful and creative red cup moment” with the 2014 holiday cup on Instagram. I had no idea about the contest until the last day when Matt’s sister Olivia texted me and encouraged me to enter. Soooo I whipped up this quick little Starbucks holiday light DIY! The response on Instagram was huge, so I decided to do a little step-by-step DIY for anyone who wants to recreate it!

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-19I know it’s not even thanksgiving yet and say “for every set of Christmas lights lit before Thanksgiving, an elf dies,” but I couldn’t resist making these adorable lights! For the sake of the elves, they won’t be lit until after Thanksgiving. #savetheelves

I still can’t believe that with over 11,000 entries for the contest, I won! I am so excited, and cannot wait for my Limited-Edition Sterling Silver Starbucks card to arrive! My favorite part about this, is that I was in Starbucks sipping on an iced sugar-free soy vanilla latte when I got the message that I won! It couldn’t have been more perfect.

I love crafts that allow you to repurpose and recycle things, and this is definitely one of those projects. Instead of throwing away your holiday cups after you finish your gingerbread latte, save them and their lids, rinse ’em out, and deck your halls with boughs of Starbucks!

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-1Start saving/collecting tall holiday red cups and lids from Starbucks.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-5I meant to buy a strand of 50 regular christmas lights but ended up with a strand of 50 icicle lights, which actually worked out better than I though! I opted for white because they match the lids of the Starbucks cups.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-2Flip your cups upside-down and carefully make a slit with a sharp knife.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-3Spin the cup around and carefully make a second slit creating an “X” shape.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-6Push the Christmas lights through the bottom of the cup.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-7Pull the remaining lights on the icicle strange through the cup.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-8Once the lights have been pulled through and into the cup, close it with the lid.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-9The back end should look like this, with the lights hidden inside. Repeat all of the above steps with each cup.

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-12And then voilà, you will have a strand of Starbucks red cup Christmas lights!

Starbucks-Holiday-Red-Cup-Christmas-Lights-DIY-13 *I have only left my red cup lights on for about 10 minutes, so please use caution and keep your eyes on your lights to make sure they are safe and don’t overheat!

Health, Happiness, & Happy Crafting,
xo Catherine

9 Comments on Starbucks Holiday Red Cup DIY

  1. rizita
    November 6, 2014 at 2:04 am (10 years ago)

    Safety hazard….Yikes!!!!

  2. janet
    November 6, 2014 at 6:45 am (10 years ago)

    Great idea and looks very easy to make 😉

  3. Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship
    November 6, 2014 at 9:14 am (10 years ago)

    What ever happened to not turning the lights on before Thanksgiving? Poor Buddy!

  4. Cara-Mia
    November 6, 2014 at 11:35 am (10 years ago)

    This is so cute! I collect the Starbucks ornaments and have a little tree devoted to just those. But now I feel like I need to string this above it! 🙂

  5. Keepitrealceleste
    November 6, 2014 at 3:03 pm (10 years ago)

    That is great news!! So happy for you. Cute idea bunny.

  6. Chanel
    November 30, 2014 at 5:54 pm (10 years ago)

    Such a beautiful and great idea! You totally deserved to win!

  7. tarat
    November 16, 2017 at 11:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Hey,This is so cute! I collect the Starbucks ornaments and have a little tree devoted to just those. But now I feel like I need to string this above it!


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