We have been asked by many folks for more craft ideas that use recycled K-cups.  Here's one that is a great last-minute holiday project: a bucket of snow!  These would be great for use as Christmas tree ornaments, as place card holders, or as embellishments for your gift wrapping.

We have been asked by many folks for more craft ideas that use recycled K-cups.  Here’s one that is a great last-minute holiday project: a bucket of snow!  These would be great for use as Christmas tree ornaments, as place card holders, or as embellishments for your gift wrapping.

Project estimate:

  • Empty K-cup, on hand
  • Silver pipe cleaner, on hand or $1/package
  • Quilt batting, on hand or about $5/package and up
  • Foam snow flakes, $1
  • Hot glue, on hand
  • Silver craft paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Silver glitter glue, on hand or $1

Total:  $1 and up

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bucket of snow

Paint the K cup “bucket” silver on the top, bottom, and 1/2″ inside. Repeat with the silver glitter glue. Make two small holes in each side of the cup, adding the silver pipe cleaner. I poked the pipe cleaner through the hole then wrapped it around itself, cutting off the excess.

bucket of snow

Place a wad of batting inside the bucket.  You do not need to glue it to the cup; just pack it in tightly to about 1/4″ from the top of the cup.

bucket of snow

I used several sizes of snowflakes. Start with the smallest and cut them in half. Put a small amount of hot glue on the snowflake and, working around the circumference of the cup, glue it to the batting.  Glue them at different angles. Do the same thing with medium size snowflakes, filling toward the center of the bucket.

bucket of snow

Add a small snowflake to the handle using hot glue.  Put the hot glue on the snowflake, wait a few seconds for the glue to cool slightly and place it on the bucket.  This will help you avoid accidentally melting the cup! Put one last, larger snowflake to the center of the bucket.