What can you do will all of your used k-cups? I want to find out! The first thing I made were these used k-cup jingle bells!

K-Cup Jingle Bells!

I love my Keurig and I love the coffee that comes inside of those handy little K-cups. However, I've realized that I throw a lot of them away. A LOT! More than I would even like to admit. I can across an awesome article called “33 Genius Ways To Reuse Your K-cups” and I got inspired! I decided that I will try to find way to reuse my used K-cups! So, in honor of the holidays, my first offering: K-Cup Jingle Bells!

If you are anything like me, you probably have a ton of k-cups around! Here is a cute Holiday craft that you can use them for!
So, the first thing you need to do is enjoy a nice cup of your favorite K-cup coffee. After that, open and empty your used K-cup.

I don't know if you have ever opened one before, but they are pretty intricate little brewing device! Inside will be the grounds, a coffee filter and a filter ring. You can just clean it out and discard all of that if you would like. However, there are ways to use those old coffee grounds as well!

On with the project!

  • Paint – whatever color your heart desires.
  • Pipe cleaners – whatever design your hear desires
  • Little jingly bells or anything that jingles (little metal washers, for example)
  • and of course, the used K-cups!

Step one: The used K-cup will already have one hole in the bottom. Make another hole on the opposite side.sadiesmiley.com
Step two: Have your kids paint the used k-cups or, do like I did, and hijacked the craft in the middle of the night after the first layer of paint has dried.

Step three: Once all of the paint has dried, put the pipe cleaner into the holes from the top so it forms the handle. Reach inside and lace the bell (or washer) on to the piper cleaner end. You can secure it with glue if the holes are to big, but you really shouldn't have to. Give it a little jingle and Ta-Da:
If you are anything like me, you probably have a ton of k-cups around! Here is a cute Holiday craft that you can use them for!
They make adorable decorations and awesome tree ornaments, but the best thing to do with them is JINGLE THEM![Tweet “K-cup Jingle Bells! Fun, festive and easy to #craft! What can you do with K-cups?”]

Looking for more K-Cup Crafts? Look here!

What are you going to make with your used K-cups?


  1. Oh my god, this is PERFECT! I use my Keurig everyday and just last week I started to notice how many K Cups I had pilling up in the trash. What a great way to recycle and make something fun. DIY crafts are the BEST <3

    1. Echo

      I was so inspired by those posts! I can’t wait to see what else I can come up with!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    What a clever idea and awesome way to upcycle. I love it.

  3. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    Such a sweet little DIY. I love that it encorporates reusing things 🙂

    1. Echo

      It’s a great way to use them. I really want to figure out more ways to use them too!

  4. Kori

    What a great idea! We don’t have a Keurig, but I’ve done a similar project with egg cartons.

    1. Echo

      Little bells with egg cartons would be adorable as well!

  5. Genius! These are so cute Echo! They would be perfect for hanging on the tree as well 🙂

  6. What a fun little craft and I’m sure my daughter would have a blast making a few of these! I pinned it and hopefully will be able to make some for our tree before Christmas!

    1. Echo

      They are so much fun and only take a few hours! You could absolutely get some made!

  7. I love this idea! I love recycling of any kind, but I will admit, if things actually jingle jangled, I might just die from over annoyance lol. Though I could always place them very high out of reach from offending children

    1. Echo

      Make them without the bell! 😉 No noise! Just something for him to shake!

  8. What a clever idea! And you don’t need to worry about the kids breaking them! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Totally brilliant!! We don’t have a Keurig but Cassidy could take cups from work!

    1. Echo

      Nice! You only need a couple. My kids had a lot of fun with them!

  10. Tonya c

    Now I have something to do with all my used K-cups! My kids will love this.

    1. Echo

      I can’t wait to come up with some more ideas! I feel bad throwing all of them away.

  11. Rebecca Swenor

    This is a very cute creative awesome way to recycle the K cups. I love that there are many ways to re- use them. I don’t use the K-cups but would be coming up with ideas like this if I did. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Echo

      Thanks Rebecca! I am definitely trying to come up with more!

  12. I found your article on pinterest and had to pin it right away! This is such a clever idea and I just can’t wait to do this project with my boys this weekend 😀 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Echo

      Yay! I hope your boys enjoy it as much as my kiddos did!

  13. Oh. My. Goodness. Sooooo cool.

    I love that you came up with a clever way to reuse those K-Cups! Pinning!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #Christmasbloghop)!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend and a Merry Christmas!

  14. lisacng @ expandng.com

    Look at you Miss Crafty! Love that you’re re-using k cups!

  15. These are so cute! I always hate throwing K-Cups away but I never know what else to do with them. Thanks for linking up at our Momma Told Me Link Party! So glad you stopped by!


    1. Echo

      They are really cute to play with or use as decorations! I feel the same way about throwing them away.

  16. Savanna

    This is the best idea!! I throw away tons of these cups!!!

  17. What an awesome idea for reusing K-cups! Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMatters linky.

  18. Clare Jensen

    Realistic acitvity for youngins to do. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Echo

      It’s definitely more fun than just throwing them away!

  19. I share your love for both those treats known as K cups and for repurposing! Pinning to my Repurpose board.

    We are so glad you shared with us at the Home Matters Linky party! Please be sure to come back to our next party on Jan. 9th. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  20. Kristina and Millie

    awesome idea! I have been tossing these like crazy and never even thought to rescue the coffee grounds! Thanks for bringing that to my attention and now I want to craft with them too!

    1. Echo

      Me too! It is my mission to figure out better was to use them!

      1. Kristina and Millie

        ohhhh guess what?!? this awesome recycle craft will be featured this weekend at Snickerdoodle Sunday!! Stop by and pick up your special cookie Echo! Too awesome 🙂 I hope you saw our craft challenge party posted Friday – I think you will like it. You should probably host with us too!

        1. Echo

          Woohoo! I am so super excited! I can’t wait to come by! Yes, yes I saw the new craft linkup! FANTASTIC idea!

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