She Never Throws Away K-Cups. Her Clever Reasons Will Help Everyone
Adrian Quinton 1/3/2016
In 2013 alone, it was estimated that over 8.3 billion K-cups were thrown away. Now we can cut down on the growing waste by reusing the tiny plastic cups to make these fun crafts!
You can use the leftover pods to grow a tiny herb garden. Your basil, thyme, chamomile and peppermint will all have the perfect place to sprout!
Learn how to do it by following the directions at instructables.com!
Neat And Tidy
Keep your bathroom counter clean by using the cups and spice rack to hold your small accessories. See how they did it by visiting sewmanyways.blogspot.com!
Let Your Light Shine Bright
You can also arrange the leftover K-Cups to make cool accent pieces like the lamp you see below! You'll just need a hot glue gun and a little creativity.
How cool is it that you can arrange your old Nespresso cups into a gorgeous suncatcher? Assemble them in groups of color or place them randomly - the design is totally up to you!
If you want to make the one you see here, follow the helpful instructions at upcycleus.blogspot.com.
If you have a large collection of K-Cups, you can always try to make this awesome spherical chandelier! Learn how to create one for your own home at grandmotherwren.com.
Use the same type of tactic to make this fun rainbow-colored string lights. The best part is, assembly takes less than 10 minutes!
Get the full set of instructions at trendvee.com.
Transform your old cups into fun stamps by following the steps at entirelysmitten.typepad.com! Your kids will love them and you'll feel good about saving a few bucks.
Yummy Coffee Pops
Everybody loves coffee! That's why you have to try this cool coffee pop craft, brought to you by crosscountrycafe.wordpress.com.
Now you'll be able to enjoy a refreshing bit of coffee on the go!
Kid-Sized Snack Cups
If your kids are the type who tend to munch endlessly, give them healthy portions in your leftover K-Cups! It's the perfect sized for your hungry little ones.
Gorgeous K-Cup Necklace
You don't need to spend a ton of money to make a beautiful piece of jewelry! In fact, you can make for less than $10!
Learn how to create a state-of-the-art Nespresso necklace by watching this helpful YouTube video.
Pre-Portioned Coffee Cups
Save time and hassle in the morning by measuring out your coffee grounds. Learn how and why they did it at glennco.hubpages.com!
Your groggy self will thank you in the morning.
Ready-To-Go Herb Holders
Mix a little water with fresh herbs and throw them in the freezer. You can take them out for soups, meats or a million other recipes that could be spiced up with fresh herbs!
See how you should store these frozen herb pops at happyhooligans.ca.
Sort Your Change
If a money jar isn't your style, you can always sort your pocket change into the little cups! They're the perfect size for the task!
Delicate Flower Centerpieces
You can use small pieces of fabric, ribbon and decorative paper to make these breathtaking faux flowers! Get the full scoop at entirelysmitten.typepad.com.
Keep Your Desk Organized
Separate your clips, tags, pins, beads, buttons, googly eyes and whatever else may be roaming in your desk into their own sections with this easy K-Cup upcycle!
Earrings That Will Make Them Jealous
Did you know that you can make a beautiful set of earrings out of your used K-Cups? Learn how to make them for yourself by watching the video below!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
It's important to think about the Earth we're leaving to our future generations, and if we all just make even a slight change to the way we live, there can really be a significant positive difference!
That includes saving your K-Cups from the garbage dump and using them to make these fun and creative crafts!