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Recycled K-Cup Halloween Lights

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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 day.. LITERALLY.
Full reveal and step by step tutorial: http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2014/10/k-cup-recycled-garland-ghosts-by-day.html
All the supplies you need.. K-cups and a string of lights.
All the little cups, decorated and ready to be strung on the lights.
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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  • Tikva Morrow
    Tikva Morrow
    on Oct 23, 2014

    These are incredibly adorable and such a great recycle! I always feel so bad throwing these out and this a fabulous solution!! Thanks :)

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 23, 2014

    We go through so many of these here -- love this idea!

    • TheKimSixFix
      TheKimSixFix San Francisco, CA
      on Oct 23, 2014

      @Miriam I I know right? And a bonus is that because that type of plastic is meant fo the heat of the coffee pot, they easily withstand the heat of the bulbs!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 23, 2014

    Genius!

  • Vidya: Whats Ur Home Story
    Vidya: Whats Ur Home Story Ashburn, VA
    on Oct 23, 2014

    What a great idea Kim!

  • Cindy Wojciuk
    Cindy Wojciuk Menomonee Falls, WI
    on Oct 23, 2014

    Cute idea!!

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