Thursday, December 11, 2014

Recycled K-Cup Snowman Hat Ornaments

Hey, y'all!  I have such a cute project to share with you today.  I have a Keurig machine that my parents gave me for Christmas last year, and every morning I fix myself a cup of coffee before I head out the door to school.  Of course that means I have lots of empty K-Cups to trash or recycle.  I have been itching to find a way to upcyle some of them, and that's how my Snowman Hat Ornaments were born.
Recycled K-Cup Snowman Hat Ornaments pitterandglink.com
These little cuties are pretty easy to make.  You need minimal supplies to create them.

Supply List:
  • Used K-Cups
  • Empty snack box
  • Circle punch
  • Black spray paint
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Twine
  • Trim & Embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
Of course, the process begins with your used K-Cups.
Used K-Cups can become fun snowman hat ornaments.  pitterandglink.com
Tear the foil tops off of the K-Cups and remove the used coffee grounds and the coffee filter.  Wash the cups thoroughly and let them dry.  While they're drying, create the bottoms of the hats.
Use a recycled snack box to create snowman hat bottoms.  pitterandglink.com
Cut off the side of a snack box and use the circle punch to create the hat bottoms.
Spray painted K-Cups and cardboard circles become snowman hats.  pitterandglink.com
Spray the empty cups and the circles you punched with black spray paint.
Use twine to create a hook for a snowman hat ornament.  pitterandglink.com
Use your craft knife to punch a hole across from the hole already in the bottom of the cup.  Thread a length of twine through both holes and tie knot inside the cup.
Embellish the K-Cup hats with ribbon, rhinestones, and confetti.  pitterandglink.com
Use hot glue to attach the cup to the center of the spray-painted circle.  Once the glue sets, add your trim.  You can glue ribbon around the hat and use a rhinestone and tree table confetti to create holly for a traditional snowman look, or you can add other embellishments to create a nontraditional look.
Recycled K-Cup Snowman Hat Ornaments.  What a great upcycle! pitterandglink.com
I used ribbon, lace, rhinestones, stickers, and even book pages to create my unique little hats.
Recycled K-Cup Snowman Hat Ornaments.  What a great upcycle! pitterandglink.com
I think the book page and lace hat is my favorite, and the turquoise-y one makes me smile because it reminds me of the movie Elf.  Nonetheless, I am just thrilled with how all of them turned out.
Recycled K-Cup Snowman Hat Ornaments.  What a great upcycle! pitterandglink.com
Wouldn't this be such a fun craft night project?  I already want to make some more of them myself.  I'd love to see a picture if you make your own.  Post a pic to my FB page, tweet me, or tag me in an Instagram comment.

19 comments:

  1. What a great idea, these are so cute! We use them at the office and I can see myself pulling them out of the trash this afternoon lol. Thanks for the inspiration, I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Party http://kraftycardsetc.com/2014/12/krafty-inspiration-party-57/

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  2. super cute!! I love this idea. Need to start saving our cups to make these!

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  3. Bethany, these are super cute! I LOVE them. Stumbling! :)

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  4. These are super cute and a great great idea to recylce K-Cups! We threw them a lotand now I am going to save for something :)

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  5. for heavens sake, what do you know, leave it to a blogger to think up something to use those little k-cups for. Since we don't have that kind of coffee machine I had no idea what you meant by k-cups. Now I sure know and how brilliant are you to think to make decorations out of them, genius. They are so darned cute also. That would be so much fun figuring out how to spruce them up with bunch of people. I have to pin this to show to my daughter. Happy season

    If you choose to reply please do so to my email address, thanks

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    1. You are too sweet! Thanks for pinning! I would love to reply to you via email, but there's no email attached to your account. You're a "no-reply" commenter. Thanks for taking the time to comment. :)

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  6. That is very creative! Who would have thought you can use these as a decor?!

    I would love if you share your idea with my Big Christmas Link Party :
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2014/11/big-christmas-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  7. Woo Hoo a craft where I already have everything and no spending money!!!!! ;-) I will give this a try for March 17th and make leprechaun hats! These would also make cute name place tags for a table, maybe cut a slit on the top to slide the name card in and still decorate. Once again, you have given me lots of inspiration!

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  8. Adorable! What size of circle punch did you use??

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    1. Great question, Rachel! I used a 2 1/2" hole punch. :)

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  9. great idea..And I am sure you save your coffee grounds for your garden!....AG

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  10. I've been wracking my brain for ways to repurpose those K-cups. This is sheer genius right here! Way to go, Bethany!

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  11. These are adorable and wanted to let you know I'm featuring them when my party opens up tonight!

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  12. Oh my goodness. These are adorable. What a genius recycled craft!

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  13. What a nice craft with the grandchildren. They love to recycle.

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  14. With a little tweaking I bet we could make pilgrim hats for Thanksgiving. Wouldn't they make cute placecards?

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  15. How sweet. They could be used as a table gift if filled with sweets etc and the brim made with a removable 'door' in it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I love these and have begun saving my k cups. I love the little book page "leaves" you cut out. Is there a cut file? or did you do these free hand?

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