I love my Keurig and I love the coffee that comes inside of those handy little K-cups. However, I've realized that I throw a lot of them away. A LOT! More than I would even like to admit. I can across an awesome article called “33 Genius Ways To Reuse Your K-cups” and I got inspired! I decided that I will try to find way to reuse my used K-cups! So, in honor of the holidays, my first offering: K-Cup Jingle Bells!
I don't know if you have ever opened one before, but they are pretty intricate little brewing device! Inside will be the grounds, a coffee filter and a filter ring. You can just clean it out and discard all of that if you would like. However, there are ways to use those old coffee grounds as well!
- Paint – whatever color your heart desires.
- Pipe cleaners – whatever design your hear desires
- Little jingly bells or anything that jingles (little metal washers, for example)
- and of course, the used K-cups!
Step one: The used K-cup will already have one hole in the bottom. Make another hole on the opposite side.
Step two: Have your kids paint the used k-cups or, do like I did, and hijacked the craft in the middle of the night after the first layer of paint has dried.
Step three: Once all of the paint has dried, put the pipe cleaner into the holes from the top so it forms the handle. Reach inside and lace the bell (or washer) on to the piper cleaner end. You can secure it with glue if the holes are to big, but you really shouldn't have to. Give it a little jingle and Ta-Da:
They make adorable decorations and awesome tree ornaments, but the best thing to do with them is JINGLE THEM![Tweet “K-cup Jingle Bells! Fun, festive and easy to #craft! What can you do with K-cups?”]