Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Treat Cups

Valentine Treat Cups
via Martha Stewart 
(The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009)
Fill plastic cups with delicious candies, then wrap with crepe paper in complementary hues for a sweet gift. 

Tools and Materials:

Valentine Treat Cup How-To:

1.     Print your chosen template on card stock. Cut out with scissors.
2.     Punch along dashed line edge with edge punch.
3.     Cut out heart shape from center of card stock piece with a craft knife.
4.     Wrap card stock around cup and secure with double-sided tape.

Tip: Gently curve card stock with your hands first to avoid the paper cracking and folding when wrapped around cup.

5.     Cut a 12-by-12-inch piece of double-sided crepe paper in half. Place double-sided tape along one long edge and wrap this edge around top of cup.
6.     Glue gold trim around cup where the crepe paper meets the card stock.
7.     Fill cup with candy. Gather crepe paper and tie closed with gold rope. Add embellishments.

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