Being that I am (still) addicted to coffee, the K-cups keep coming. Today I was in the mood for a somewhat mindless instant gratification kind of craft (as opposed to dress making and such) so I pulled out my old K-Cups and created 3 new ideas! Read on to see them...
Note: if you haven't read my first post on K-Cups... Announcing K-Cup Crafts, you'll want to take a peek to figure out how to empty the cups.
K-Cup Trinket Box
This one was really fun to make. Can you believe that's a K-Cup??? Even I was surprised at how nice it came out! This could be used as a cute little place to store your small treasures, as a party favor (or wedding/baby shower favor), or fill it with soothing dried flowers (lavender, chamomile, etc) and keep it at your bedside! Here's how I made it:
I used a sweet, pink contact paper to cover the K-cup. (Templates will be posted for the K-cups SOON!) I then tied a simple cream ribbon around it and secured it in place with a dab of hot glue. Then I made the top for it- photo tutorial below ;)
1. Fold 45" wide fabric width-wise in half, then in thirds, then in half. 2. Trace a ribbon spool. 3. Cut through all layers at once. 4. Randomly fold up the circles into quarters and glue down to a cardboard disc. 5. Keep the direction of the "petals" random as you make your way around the flower. 6. Once it's full, trim any excess to creat a nice uniform look :) DONE! (PS- These fabric flower poufs are legitimately my favorite things to make. I use them for everything!)
I attached the top using a light pink grosgrain ribbon as a hinge. I covered the underside of the top and lined the K-cup with a light pink, textured card-stock. And voila! From trash to trinket box, just like that! (Please note, if you have your heart set on using this as a fragrant sachet at your bedside or in a dresser drawer, you will need to poke small holes into the cardboard top to allow the scent to permeate.)
K-Cup Bug Observatory
This one is super easy. Just let the kiddos decorate as they like! After they have collected an insect to observe, cover the top with tulle and use a rubber band to secure it! These would be super cute as favors at a bug themed party! Just include a small magnifying glass ($1 Store- usually found in eyeglass repair kits) and small plastic tweezers (kid sized toaster tongs work great! Can also be found at the $1 Store!) and you're golden!
These are really fun to make. You can make them different heights, widths, colors, etc. and they all seem to look great. You'll need two fabric circles, one for the top and one for the bottom. Experiment with different sizes. I cut my circles the same size on this one, but your top can be significantly bigger than the bottom to make a "taller" mushroom. You can sew your circles together with right sides in or out depending on the effect you want. Just like the trinket box, this pincushion has storage. Lift the top and there's plenty of room for thimbles, or bobbins, or as my sister at nine years old would taunt a seven year old me -sacred gum wrappers! (PS- Nena, don't you miss the days when you made up having very secret and very important things, just to be cool? I want to go back to my seven year old self and hand her a medical bill and say, "Shhhhh... there's plenty more where this came from. I've got the hook up for you. Just give it a decade or so. Remember, if you break it, they will come!")
Hope you all had an awesome weekend!