8 Creative Uses for K-Cups
Although I love our Keurig single-cup brewing system at Sugar HQ, I do feel a little bothered by how many K-Cups we use and throw away every day without recycling. Turns out, there are many ways we can recycle K-Cups on our own; all it takes is a little creativity!
Instead of buying plastic shot glasses, use your old K-Cups. They are the perfect size for shots — not too big and not too small!
Freeze Leftover Sauces
If you want to store some leftover or homemade sauces but have nowhere to put them, pour them into K-Cups, cover with plastic wrap, and put them in the freezer. What's great about using these small plastic cups is that if you make a lot of sauce, you can freeze it in small servings. That way, you can defrost just enough for one dinner.
Freeze Specialty Ice
Want really cool-looking ices for your Summer cocktails? Freeze them in K-Cups! They will be bigger and have a more unique shape than ices made from a regular ice tray. Put fruits or flowers in them to make them really special. Experiment with different liquids like juices and 7-UP.
If you have small pieces of jewelry lying around, then keep them organized by grouping them in little K-Cups. You can organize them by color and type.
Do you need help elevating items like dishes for your dinner party? Use K-Cups to raise the plates. You can also elevate things like place settings.
Make your own place-card holders for parties by wrapping cute paper around K-Cups. Cut slits on the bottom to hold the cards. Your guests will marvel at your eco-savvy and craftiness!
Use K-Cups for seed starters. Fill one halfway with soil, dig a little hole, put some seeds in it, and cover it up. If you're growing different plants, then be sure to label them!
Cover the K-Cups with pretty paper and string them together with some holiday lights. For inspiration, check out this post on how to make garland made from Dixie cups.
Remember you can also reuse the coffee grounds left over in your K-Cups with these ideas.