A glowing sphere of plastic that kids will love ... DIY care of Honest to Nod.
A glowing sphere of paper that grown-ups will love! From Cut out and Keep (see the Instructables challenge for more paper-cup lamp ideas)
The amazing "Cup de Light" that has been zooming around the blogosphere and Pinterest in recent weeks
Delicate paper-cup garland DIY from Hey Gorgeous
A little patriotic fringing for the upcoming holiday! From House of Earnest
Plastic cups covered in beautiful fabric give you these beauties ... care of Rebecca's DIY
Head to Wired and make some Cup Speakers... or, as they call them, iPod Ghetto Accessories.
A little plastic cup wrapped in jute cord (twine) results in a sweet plant pot. Care of Frugalful
Similaraly, cups and clothes pins create a home for air plants. From Going Home to Roost
Make an awesome, wacky desk organizer! Care of Curbly
Make a cute noisemaker for kids. How-to at Creative Jewish Mom
This paper-cup wreath should not look this good. But it does. Instructions at Twig and Thistle
Turn paper cups into a colorful centerpiece! Care of Morgan Made It
A little inspiration! Go look at all the pics of this installation... hundreds of doodled-upon paper cups ...
Be completely inspired by this bookstore interior ... many more pics of Scrumptious Reads here.
The mundane paper cup becomes fine homeware in the hands of Rebecca Wilson ...
A lot of cups (in the US anyway) are made of #6 plastic ... just like shrinky dinks. The picture above is from 356 do-overs. You should also check out the instructions at Dollar Store Crafts and Craft Fail
Amazing "swiss candy jewelry" from Aunt Peaches ... actual detailed tutorials
Make a colorful suncatcher ...
Or, finally, a shrinky plastic wind chime