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.
These little cuties are pretty easy to make. You need minimal supplies to create them.
Empty snack box
Black spray paint
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Trim & Embellishments
Of course, the process begins with your used K-Cups.
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.
Cut off the side of a snack box and use the circle punch to create the hat bottoms.
Spray the empty cups and the circles you punched with black spray paint.
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.
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.
I used ribbon, lace, rhinestones, stickers, and even book pages to create my unique little hats.
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.
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.