Wondering what to do with all those used K-cups? Do you have a scout troop or Sunday school group that needs an inexpensive recycling project? You have come to the right place. This project is quick, easy, and cute, and best of all recycled.
You will need:
Two used K-cups, one black and one white. (Filters removed and washed.)
Black and orange dimensional fabric paint
12” of 1/8” ribbon
Tacky craft glue
Nail or something to puncture a hole in the tops of the K-cups
Round paper punch
White colored pencil to mark on dark felt
Large eye darning needle (optional)
1. Insert the white pencil in the compass and make a 1 ½” diameter circle on the black felt. In the same starting point make another circle inside the first one at a 1” diameter. Cut out the first circle and then cut out the center circle. You will have a felt ring. (See photo)
2. Slide the felt ring on the black K-cup stopping at the rim. Snowman’s hat made. Set aside.
3. Turn the white K-cup upside down and make a hole in the center with the nail. Repeat for the black K-Cup with the felt rim.
4. Place the top of the black K-cup down on the black felt and trace around with the white pencil. Cut out. Make a mark on the felt where the center hole is and make a hole with the paper punch. Line up the felt with the hole on the top of the hat and glue down with some tacky glue. Let dry. Trim any excess felt with the scissors.
5. Thread a pony bead on the ribbon, center so that it is in the middle with six inches on each end. Insert both ends of the ribbon through the hole in the white K-Cup. The pony bead will secure it to the inside. You may use a large eyed darning needle here to get through the hole easier although I had no trouble doing it with just the ribbon. Tie a knot in the ribbon one inch from the top of the white K-Cup, and then continue to thread it through the top of the black K-cup. The knot separates both of the K-Cups so they hang independently. (See photos)
6. Tie a knot in the top of the final end of the ribbon to hang the ornament.
7. Tilt the hat so you can use the black and orange dimensional fabric paints to make a face on the snowman. (See photo) If you want, you may add some glitter glue on the top of the hat for extra pizzazz. Let the paint and glitter dry. When hanging the hat will sit straight with the snowman dangling under.