K-Cups can really pile up. Especially for coffee lovers. But they don’t have to head straight to the recycling bin.
They can actually be reused. There are lots of things you can do with your old K-Cups. You can make crafts or things to help you out around the house.
You can even grow plants with K-Cups. Or you might want to use them to keep organized. Either way, you’ll definitely want to hang on to them from now on.
Here are 25 amazing ways to reuse K-cups:
1) Make More Coffee
K-cups can actually be reused to make more coffee. Just fill your old K-cup up and slap on a K-cup cap then brew as you would an unused K-cup. You can buy caps here.
2) Motor Skills Practice
Do you little ones need to practice their fine motor skills? Poke some holes in your old K-cups. Have your kids lace shoelaces through the holes in the cup. This, of course, should be done under supervision.
Use old K-cups or organize tiny items around the house. They are great for things like paper clips, bread clips, or buttons. You can even use them to organize craft supplies like beads and buttons.
K-cups will make a great addition to your play sandbox. They can be used to make cool shapes. Add them to the top of your sandcastles.
5) Card Holder
Sometimes your little ones could have trouble holding their playing cards. Make a card holder for them with K-Cups. Just slit a hole into the bottom of your cup. Fan your cards out and place them in the slit.
6) Dough Play
K-Cups are great for your Play-Doh or other dough-like toys. You can use them to make shapes. You can also use them to store mixed colors.
7) Freezing Herbs
Use K-Cups to preserve your herbs. Place your herbs in an old K-Cup. Pour some water or olive oil in with your herbs and freeze. Pull out of the cup when you’re ready to use. They are great for tossing into soups and sauces.
You can make a customized stamp with a K-Cup. Use a glue gun to create an image on a small cardboard disc. You’ll want to make sure the designs are drawn backwards. Then glue the other side of the disc to your K-Cup. Press into some ink and stamp away.
You can make pretty garland lights with Nespresso pods. Just cut some holes into them and poke your lights through. Get the details here. You can also use regular K-Cups to make illuminated garland. You’ll want to be careful putting the plastic cups near lights and keep a close eye on them for safety.
10) Seed Starters
Turn your K-Cups into seed starters. Just fill with soil and seeds. Get the details here.
11) Hanging Planters
Once your seeds have started to grow, turn your K-Cups into hanging planters. Just poke some hole in the side of your sprouted K-Cup. Hang the string from your holes and use these to suspend your K-Cups.
12) Capsule Lamp
This funky lamp was made from Nespresso capsules. They were just squished. Get the details here.
13) Hanging Light Ball
You can glue K-Cups together to make a sphere. Then poke some lights through. It turns it into a cool light ball. This is another project you’ll want to keep an eye on for safety reasons.
14) Coffee Ice Cubes
Use your K-Cups to make coffee ice cubes. Just pour some coffee in and freeze it. They won’t water down your ice coffee.
15) Ice Pops
You can also turn your K-Cups into ice pops. Just fill them with juice or whatever you want your pops to be made out of. Once the top freezes over, pop a toothpick or popsicle stick in them. Put them back in the freezer until fully frozen.