Christmas K-Cup Crafts

comments (2) November 27th, 2011 in gallery     

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K-Cup Snowman
K-Cup Bells
K-Cup Star
K-Cup Snowman

K-Cup Snowman

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
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Comments (2)

Arby13 writes: These are so neat! Every year I have to come up with a simple craft/ornament for my cub scouts and this will be perfect. Encourages recycling and they're decorative...wonderful!
Posted: 5:02 pm on March 10th
IggyJingles writes: Awesome ideas! You know the K-cups are the perfect size to make little Barbie or similar doll crowns too.

I've slowly been adding more of the flower shades to my holiday tree lights. If I make a few whenever I'm at a loose end I'll end up with an amazing tree in a year or so.
Posted: 5:31 pm on January 13th
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