Friday Favorites–Reusing K-Cups

I’m just going to say it.  I have a Keurig coffee maker, and it’s one of my favorite kitchen appliances.  My husband has an erratic schedule, and I was always drinking reheated, burnt coffee.  He also doesn’t like coconut, so one of my favorite coffee flavors was out.  But with my new single-serve buddy, I can have a fresh cup of whatever flavor of coffee I want, whenever I want it.  Given my addiction to my morning cup of joe, that’s a big deal.

The only issue I have with it is the waste.  Each of those single serve coffees leaves us with a little empty cup to throw away.  I knew there had to be something that could be done with them, and thanks to some creative crafters, I have some new ideas to try out.

Make It Easy Crafts made a K-Cup Toothpick Holder with a creative popsicle stick support system around the outside.

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Crafting a Green World made a variety of creatures using yogurt cups, but the shapes would suit K-cups as well.

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Here’s one to hang onto for a few months:  a Recycled K-Cup Snowman Ornament, also from Make It Easy Crafts.

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Earth911 made several K-cups into tiny hanging planters.

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Entirely Smitten came up with several ways to reuse K-cups, including a cute pincushion.

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This K-cup Sound Memory Game is also from Entirely Smitten.

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PopSugar shares several practical ideas for reusing empty K-cups.

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Make It Easy Crafts is back one more time with a Patriotic K-cup Flower Wreath.

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ExperimentMom has a great idea for K-cupsicles.  I’m saving this one for the hot weather.

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Have you come across any good K-cup crafts?