One of the best parts of moving around the country with the military is learning about different traditions and customs, even within our own country. When I lived in Arkansas and Alabama, I learned a little about Mardi Gras. People who celebrate Mardi Gras take it seriously. Me, I’m not so serious. I like the bright, festive colors of Mardi Gras and who doesn’t love a celebration?
Yesterday I showed you how I turned repurposed yogurt cups into St. Patrick’s Day treat cups. Mardi Gras tends to be celebrated regionally here in the US. But with these easy Mardi Gras Treat cups, you can celebrate too, where ever you are located. Thanks to my friend, J., for creating this easy and adorable Mardi Gras treat cup at our last crafting get together.
It all starts with a yogurt cup like this.
Repurpose some green tissue paper or card stock and tear it into square and rectangular shapes.
Use Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the yogurt cup. If you’re using tissue paper, be careful because the paper tears easily when you brush the Mod Podge on. I found it easier to use my finger to add the Mod Podge. But J. was able to use the sponge brush if she took her time.
After the Mod Podge dries for 20-30 minutes, add purple ribbon and gold trim to embellish the cup. Fill the cup with Rolos or any candy wrapped in gold foil. Voila! You’re ready to celebrate Mardi Gras where ever you are.