Recently, a received a Keurig as a gift for my birthday. I was pretty darn excited about it. The annoying part was running into people who would sigh and say “don’t you know how BAD for the environment those are?” as if they were the queen/king of Captain Planet’s fan club or something. When someone gives me that argument, it always annoys me. For one, I DO own the reusable KCup thing. I have it, so you can stop telling me to buy it. Secondly, I recycle cardboard, glass, cans and whatever else I can. Lastly, I have no children putting disposable diapers into a landfill, so I think I’ll be okay if I use a few -Cups per DAY. Diaper waste > KCup waste. Now that my rant is out of the way, let me show you what I created with some empty and cleaned out KCups!
I can recycle KCups into bunny cuteness. Neener Neener *sticks tongue out *
Here’s what you will need
- Empty and cleaned out KCups
- pieces of white paper/cardstock. One cut to 5 1/2 by 1 1/2, one square that’s 2×2. One pink square cut to 2×2
- small piece of ribbon
- small square of paper the color of the body (to make the little heart on the face)
- scrap pieces to make the dots for eyes and nose
- 2 square pieces to match the body.
- White gel pen (optional)
- easter grass and small treats such as jellybeans
Take your white 2×2 square and fold it in half. Use a pair of scissors and cut a heart, just like back in elementary school. Yay for your inner child! These will be our bunny’s ears. It’s easier to adhere the ears in one piece instead of each separate ears, plus you know, I can be lazy about these things.
Take your pink 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 square, fold it in half and do the same thing. This will be the inner ear of our bunny. Glue your pink ears on top of your white ears.
Take your white 2in squares. Turn your kcup over and trace around the “top circle” with a pen or pencil. Do this for both 2in squares. Cut out.
Lay one circle aside. Take the kcup and flip it over. Center it in the middle of your traced circle and trace around the smaller circle with your pen. Cut the smaller circle out.
this leaves you with a paper ring. Try to make it as neat as possible. I obviously had to trim mine a little more.
Then, take your 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 piece of cardstock and apply adhesive along the top and ends. I used my tape runner that I use for scrapbooking. You’re going to want to use something that’s very sticky here. I would have used the glue gun, but I was afraid of melting the K-Cup. You MIGHT be able to use the low temp glue gun, but I have not tried it yet. Let me know if you do though.
Take the paper and butt it up under the “ledge” on the cup and carefully wrap it around. This part is kind of
annoying tricky, so you might have to wrangle with it a bit.
Now we need to do adhere the paper ring to the top of the K-Cup. Put adhesive all over the top ledge of the cup and adhere your paper ring. This covers up the ledge of your cup. Take some adhesive. (I used dimensional adhesive. It’s like a glue dot) and adhere your bunny ears to the inside of the cup. You have to kind of fiddle with it a bit, but it’s doable and comes out so cute.
Now, we need to make a face. To make the little circles, I just took scraps of black and pink and punched holes. I used the little
paper hole that it pops out as the eyes and nose. I carefully adhered them to the front of the bunny cup, trying to more or less line them up with the ears. Now you need to take a small square of white. (maybe an inch or so) Fold it in half and make yet another heart. Take a little pink circle the same size as your bunny eye and glue it up near the “point” of your little heart. Adhere that whole thing onto your bunny face with the “point” of the heart lined up between the eyes. Now we have a bunny face! I took a little length of yellow ribbon and tied it into a bow and adhered it on under the bunny face-heart piece.
Remember that 2in circle we set aside before? Fold it in half and cut it into a very rounded heart. These are our bunny’s feet. Put adhesive/glue dot/whatever on the bottom of the K-cup and adhere it onto the bunny feet. I made a little brown bunny too. So cute. I was losing my good photo light fast, so I apologize if the photos look a tiny bit dark. I really need to make a lightbox. Slapdash mom has a good one. I just don’t have the materials on hand yet.
I took a paper cupcake liner and sort of wrangled it into the cup and then put a tiny amount of easter grass in for photo purposes. I think these little cups would be good to hold those little malted chocolate eggs that the hubster loves, some M&M’s or some jellybeans. I was toying with putting a cadbury egg in there, but I didn’t have any on hand. Even if I did have one on hand, it wouldn’t last long in this house. MMmmmmm Cadbury eggs. *droool* You’ll get more candy in there if you omit the cupcake liner. I just thought it looked cute.
Like this? Be sure to repin, share and like on Pinterest and Facebook. If you make it, send in your photo or link to it. I would love to see it. Until next time, happy crafting.