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How To Make Easy DIY Candy Cups Thanksgiving Favors

Make sweet DIY candy cups for Thanksgiving favors. They can also be used as place cards by attaching a name tag around the base. 

thanksgiving favors candy cups

I’m sharing these adorable DIY candy cups Thanksgiving favors as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team’s challenge.

There are 12 home styling ideas shared this month by a group of super talented bloggers. You can check out all the beautiful projects with the links at the end of this post. 

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One of the things I love to add to any tablescape is a fun favor to sit at each place setting. It not only looks pretty on the table, but it’s a nice gesture for each of your guests.

DIY candy cups for Thanksgiving favors

How cute are these little fall candy cups? 

close up of Thanksgiving favors

They were the perfect addition to this rustic fall tablescape that is one of my favorite fall tablescapes. A couple of other Thanksgiving favors I’ve made are these favor nip holders and these mini pumpkin cream pies. 

Let me show you how simple these are to make!

Supplies Needed for DIY Candy Cups Thanksgiving Favors

Paint the Peat Pots

Peat pots can sometimes be found at the dollar store, making this a very thrifty craft project. They are the perfect size for favors.

The first step is to use your foam brush to give a light coat of paint to the peat pots. I used a soft mint color to go with the table setting.

Add Floral Foam

Next up, add a small piece of foam to the peat pot.

adding foam to peat pots


Cut Fall Leaves

I used my Cricut to cut different leaf designs with pretty fall paper. 

cricut design space leaves

If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can use scissors, or a paper punch to cut out leaves on decorative fall paper.

fall paper leaves

Next, I added some adorable acorn shapes sized at 2″.

paper acorns

Add the Wood Stick

I found a bag of bark-covered wood sticks at the craft store. I’ve used them as pumpkin stems too!

wood sticks

Hot Glue the Leaves

Next up, you want to hot glue several leaves to the top of the wood stick. I was going for a topiary effect, so I just added a few paper leaves and acorns.

All that’s left is adding paper shreds and candy to the peat pot. You can also tie a little name tag around the stick so they can double as place cards. 

close up of Thanksgiving favors

What do you think of these little Thanksgiving favors? Is this something you could see yourself making? I’m thinking of making a Christmas version with paper poinsettias and red pots. I may even add some red velvet cake batter fudge.

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving cocktail to serve, check out these awesome apple fall cocktails, or these fall pumpkin cocktails.

How To Make Easy DIY Candy Cups Thanksgiving Favors pin image with text

I hope you will visit the talented bloggers below to see their beautiful home styling ideas. 

12 Home Styling Ideas for October 2

Redhead Can Decorate – Affordable Fall Ornamental Cabbage Window Box

Our Crafty Mom – DIY Candy Cups Thanksgiving Favors

DIY Beautify – Copper Magnolia Wreath From Paper Bags

2 Bees In A Pod – 3 Free Halloween Printables

The How To Home – Autumn Display with Depression Glass

Vinyet Etc. – Styling with Vintage for Fall – DIY Vintage Model Boat Stand

Sweet Pea – Upcycled Plastic Bag Halloween Wreath

What Meegan Makes – Decorate an Olive Bucket for Fall

Lora B. Create & Ponder – Creative Ways to Display Your Collections with Style

The Tattered Pew –5 Simple and Thrifty Fall DIYs 

I Should Be Mopping The Floor –Free Printable Pumpkin Garland

Cottage On Bunker Hill – Pottery Barn Dupe Vase

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Wednesday 13th of October 2021

Such a cute favor idea, Michelle! Love the leaves, especially. xoxo, Kristi


Thursday 14th of October 2021

Thanks so much!

Laurie @ Vinyet Etc

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

What a sweet idea! ;) Seriously though, this is such a wonderful idea, it would be so fun to do with the kids too!


Thursday 14th of October 2021

Thanks so much! I love our thrifty team!

Sue at Blu

Monday 11th of October 2021

Michelle these are too cute! I might have to make these with my grandson!


Thursday 14th of October 2021

Yes! They are a great kid craft too!

Jennifer Howard

Sunday 10th of October 2021

Cute idea!! I love Thanksgiving so much!!


Thursday 14th of October 2021

Thank you! I love it too!


Sunday 10th of October 2021

Your cups turned out just darling! These would be a hit at our house!


Thursday 14th of October 2021

Thanks so much Kelly!

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