Christmas K-Cup Craftscomments (2) November 27th, 2011 in gallery
The snowman was easy. It took 2 white k-cups and 1 black. I hot glued them together and decorated them. You might want to use a cold glue gun for the features, or Sharpies work too. The hot glue came in handy for the nose (mini light bulb) and the arms (pecan twigs), as it put a hole in the k-cup, which made them easy to go through the cup and adhere.
The bells were a little more work. I made a star out of one k-cup by cutting out evenly spaced triangular shapes around the side of the cup and folding them out. The rim makes the circular center. I cut out a cardboard star template, turned the cup upside down, and used it to make 5 evenly spaced marks around the top of the cup. I then made 5 evenly spaced marks around the bottom of the rim halfway between the marks at the top. I cut out the bottom (or top) so it looked like a cylinder. Then I snipped from the top mark to the bottom marks around the rim to form each triangle. I folded them out flat, being careful not to pull them off. It is okay if they look bent as that makes them look like metal. I then painted everything brown. When they were dry, I tied brown cord from the star in different lengths. I put holes in the top of the bells, tied a jingle bell on the end, and knotted inside the cup so that the bell would hang at about the rim of each cup. I then decorated the star with a red ribbon and some holly leaves.
Pattern or design used: My own design