We love our Keurig around here. The hubby and I prefer different beverages, so it’s nice to be able to make just one cup of whatever it is that we happen to want at the time. We actually use the my K-Cup® quite a bit- where we can use our own loose ground coffee. But sometimes we use the the individual K-Cup®. I always feel like there’s something that I could do with those little plastic cups. If I can put an empty toilet paper roll to good use, why can’t I do the same with a K-Cup®? I guess the holidays brought inspiration out in me. Here is a fun tutorial for a Recycled K-Cup® Santa Ornament.
- K-Cup®- emptied, washed, and dried- I am using a K-Cup® that is expired, so it has not been used. I simply emptied the contents.
- Red spray paint
- Black paint
- White paint
- Needle and thread
Spray paint the clean and dry K-Cup®. Do a few light coats as heavy coats of paint will run down the plastic. Let this dry completely.
Paint black around the bottom rim. I let my daughter do this step, so it didn’t come out perfect. But she had fun!
Use the white paint to make three little dots for buttons. Tulip Puffy Paint works great for this.
With the thread on the needle (doubled), knot the end of the thread. Insert the needle up through the K-Cup® out of the top of the plastic cup. Knot at the top of the cup, then again at the place in the thread that you want to be the top of the ornament hanger.
**If you are using an used K-Cup®, then you may already have a hole in the top. You can use this hole if you chose.
And that’s as simple as it gets. I wonder if I can come up with an entire collection of Recycled K-Cup® ornaments. It sounds pretty cool, anyway.