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Recycled K-Cup Halloween Lights

on Mar 24, 2016
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Since Keurig K-Cups Cannot be recycled I have been saving them and saving them trying to think of a craft I could use them for.
I have been cleaning them out and using the coffee grounds in my garden, and composing the filters, but I was still left with the plastic cups themselves. They are punctured at the bottom, so they aren't good for holding anything.. I knew I had to think outside the box!
When I found a string of orange "christmas tree" lights at the Dollar Store I knew exactly what they would be perfect for. Little Jack O' Lantern bulb covers.. perfect to light the pathway for little Trick Or Treaters.
I used stickers for the faces, but it would have been just as easy to draw them on in marker. In the daylight they look like little white ghosts, but in the darkness, when they light up, they glow orange like little pumpkins!
Now I don't feel so guilty sipping my cup of coffee in the morning, knowing my K-cup waste isn't in the landfill, but instead "Brightening" someone's
  • recycled k cup halloween lights, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
All the supplies you need.. K-cups and a string of lights.
  • recycled k cup halloween lights, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
All the little cups, decorated and ready to be strung on the lights.
  • recycled k cup halloween lights, halloween decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Inserting the lights into the cups (since a hole is already punched into the bottom of the cup, it is easy)
Full reveal and step by step tutorial: http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2014/10/k-cup-recycled-garland-ghosts-by-day.html

To see more: http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2014/10/k-cup-recycled-garland-ghosts-by-day.html

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