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DIY Sprinkle Cups Tutorial

Looking to add an easy wow factor to your next party? Look no further, these Sprinkle Cups can be made to fit any party or theme and are easy to make.

Sprinkle Cups

Transform your ordinary drinks into magical masterpieces with my DIY guide on creating sprinkle rimmed cups!

Whether you’re hosting a themed party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking to add a touch of fun to your everyday drinks, this blog post has you covered.

I’ll walk you through the simple steps to achieve the perfect sprinkle rim, from selecting the right type of sprinkles to ensuring they adhere securely to the glass.

You’ll be able to effortlessly elevate any beverage, from cocktails and mocktails to milkshakes and hot cocoa. Get ready to impress your guests and elevate your drinking experience with this delightful and Instagram-worthy DIY project!

As a mom of four young kids, I’m always looking for ways to make the holidays or birthdays feel extra special. One way I do this is by making holiday theme sprinkle cups.

I love sprinkle cups because you only need two ingredients (sprinkles and marshmallow fluff) and most of the time I already have them at home which means no special trips to the store. This also means I can also make these last minute if needed and still get credit for being a fun mom.

Ingredients for Sprinkle Cups

In this blog post I used Valentine’s Day theme sprinkles and marshmallow fluff.

However, you can use any sprinkle you’d like. I usually try to match my sprinkles to the theme or holiday we’re celebrating at the time.

Marshmallow Fluff Alternatives

If you prefer not to use marshmallow fluff for your cups there are alternatives you can use.

  1. Melted Chocolate
  2. Corn Syrup
  3. Icing
  4. Honey

Step-By- Step Tutorial

Step 1:

First, gather all your ingredients (sprinkles & marshmallow fluff or alternative), a bowl, and the cup you’ll be using.

Step 2:

Next, pour your sprinkles into your bowl. You’ll want your bowl bigger than the circumference of your cup. This ensures that you can rotate your cup in your sprinkles.

I used 3 different types of sprinkles for this cup, a small ball-shaped (nonpareils) sprinkles, rectangular (jimmies) sprinkles, and then thin heart shaped (quins) sprinkles.

This is personal preference but I wanted a variety of sprinkles for these cups.

Step 3:

Dip your cup into the marshmallow fluff.

*If you are using an alternative such a honey or corn syrup, you can use a paint brush and paint the rim of your cup.

Step 4:

Now that your cup is coated in marshmallow fluff, you will rotate in the sprinkles until the rim is coated to your liking.

I’ve found that slightly tilting my bowl to the side along with my cup helps get the edges of the cup.

If you find that all of your marshmallow fluff isn’t covered and you’d like it to be, I suggest using the smaller ball-shaped sprinkles. These sprinkles get into the smaller spaces very well.

Step 5:

Add your drink into your cup.

You can add any drink you’d like into the sprinkle rimmed cups. Since I tend to use my cups with my kids, some of our favorites are:

  1. Chocolate milk
  2. Strawberry milk
  3. Sparkling grape juice
  4. Milk

Although you can use any type of drink you’d like. If your hosting a girls night, you can even add your cocktails.

Step 6:


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  • Author: Tandra Nicole
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1. Cup


Transform your ordinary drinks into a magical masterpiece with this DIY guide on creating a sprinkle rimmed cup. Whether you’re hosting a themed party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking to add a touch of fun to your everyday drinks, this simple sprinkle cup is guaranteed to impress.


  1. Sprinkles
  2. Marshmallow Fluff


  1. Cups
  2. Bowl


  1. Gather your materials and ingredients.
  2. Pour sprinkles into bowl. 
  3. Dip cup into marshmallow fluff. *Alternatives in notes
  4. Once your cup is covered in fluff, you’ll rotate your cup in the bowl of sprinkles until your rim is covered to your liking.
  5. Pour drink of your choice.
  6. Enjoy!


1. If you prefer not to use marshmallow fluff, some alternatives include: melted chocolate, icing, honey, or corn syrup.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Drinks


  • Serving Size: 1

I hope you enjoy this fun and simple DIY with your kids or at your next party.

If you’re looking for more sweet treats, be sure to check out 20 Delicious Valentine’s Day Desserts!

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