Like most people I know, I need to have my coffee in the morning. I have a very set routine after I wake up and it's all fueled by caffeine. Otherwise, I would most likely fall asleep at work, if I even got out of bed in the first place. I always make sure to avoid the classic coffee mistakes, like instead of pouring out leftover coffee, put it in an ice tray and let it freeze. Then, you can use it the next day to mix with milk and make an iced latte. Another great trick is to add a pinch of salt to bitter coffee; this helps mellow out the taste and allows for a fuller flavor.
In my opinion, one of the greatest inventions over the last few years is the Keurig coffee machine. Making coffee is now ridiculously simple, and there's no mess. The only clean-up is removing the K-cup from the machine. But, if you're like me and go through coffee like a crazy person, you will eventually wind up with a lot of these dirty K-cups. I try to be responsible with how I dispose of all the waste, but sometimes I wish there was a way to get better use out of them.
Luckily, I have now found the perfect solution. Blogger and DIY expert Kim Six recently shared an incredible solution to this problem that turns used K-cups into a gorgeous home decoration. It may sound crazy, but once you see how she does it, you'll want to stop what you're doing and try this for yourself.
She started with some simple wood pallets she had laying around.
She then cut the pallets into four pieces of equal size, and used wood stain to make it appear darker.
Next, the empty K-cups were painted bright yellow. She used five of them for this project, but you can use more or less as you choose.
Kim used construction paper to draw out flower petals. The shape is easy to draw, just make a rounded 5-pointed star. Can you see where this is going yet?
The K-cups painted earlier are used as the centerpiece of the flowers. This gives the project a unique, three-dimensional look.
Kim used green vinyl to cut strips of grass and then stuck them on the wood with hot glue. She then arranged the flowers as well to make everything nice and pretty.
With a few finishing touches, Kim ended up with this beautiful decoration. She placed it on her mantel, but it would look great anywhere inside or outside your home.
Kim's project will help you to never feel bad about all the K-cups you use. If you want to see more of her DIY ideas, you can check out her blog here.