Saturday, November 24, 2012

Recycled K-Cup Snowman ornament

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 Felt

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)

Pony bead

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. 


  1. Another clever K-cup creation. Snowmen are always "COOL" pun intended. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. So simple yet so brilliant. We have lots of the white cups at work I just need some black ones. Will look out for some. Thanks for sharing your lovely idea. Marion x

  3. I don't have any K-cups, but you sure come up with some cute ideas. :)

  4. So cute! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  5. I've not seen black cups but that is a very cute idea

  6. What a great idea. I would have never thought to use K-cups.

  7. This is so simple and a cute craft to do with children.Thank you for sharing and great tutorial.

    We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

  8. What a clever idea. Cute and inexpensive.

  9. Super, super cute! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  10. I will be doing this with my kidlets this month. Thanks for the great idea!

  11. Ooooo, I just love your pretty snowman ornament and love how you made the hat, too. I'd love to have you come over to my Christmas Ornament party and link your cute little snowman!! Thanks, Linda

  12. It is amazing you thought about snowman looking at K-cups! Thank you for the tutorial!

  13. This is brilliant! What a great idea!


  14. What an awesome craft idea!!! Thanks for sharing for WW :)


  15. I bet my grandsons would like to make these... I'm going to recommend your site to my daughter!

  16. Cute! I would love if you link this up on Eco Kids:

  17. How fun. A great project to do with kids. Thanks for sharing on Becolorful.

  18. I love your snowman. It is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  19. Very clever and cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

  20. What a spiffy idea, I love recycled goodies!
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.

  21. I love this craft. Could I include your the snowman photo with a link and full credit back to you on my blog? I'm working on a K-Cup upcycling post. Thanks!

  22. Hello, just wanting to share; we did the same thing but we made Pilgrims. The KCup Hats were perfect!


  23. You have some great crafts on your blog. I hope you share more of them next week on Merry Monday.


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