Turn A K-Cup® Pod Into A Flower Pot

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Everyone who knows me knows that Starbucks® coffee is one of my favorite things. I’d probably list it right under my family, my friends and days spent at the beach. I drink a cup of this heavenly concoction daily and it just puts me in a better mood.

I was really excited to find out that I can now make delicious Starbucks® latte drinks in my own home with their new line of Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods that are available in my local grocery store. These new K-Cup® pods are made from milk, with no artificial flavors, and they come in 3 great Starbucks® signature flavors (Caramel, Mocha, and Vanilla) and 2 Starbucks® seasonal flavors (Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha, available for a limited time).

It’s easy to do, too! Just pour the flavor packet into your mug and place it on the drip tray of your Keurig brewer. Using the 8-oz. setting, brew the K-Cup® pod into the mug and stir. It’s a delicious treat on a cold day!

When you are done brewing and enjoying your coffee don’t throw out that K-Cup® pod! You can reuse it! There are dozens of ideas online but I want to share one you may not have seen before! I made a mini flower pot from the K-Cup® so I could bring some outdoor beauty into my home. It’s perfect for a table setting at a party or just sitting on your nightstand as you enjoy a morning coffee. Plus, it uses the coffee grounds so you can savor that coffee scent for a bit longer.

Materials needed:

  • Used K-Cup®
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Flowers (I used some mums from a potted plant)

Directions: Take the foil cover off of the K-Cup®.

Cut a piece of burlap to cover the white part of the K-Cup® and wrap the piece of fabric around the K-Cup®. Use glue to secure the burlap. Then use a piece of burlap string to tie around it to secure the burlap even more.

Once the flower “pot” is made, it’s time to put the flowers in. You can use soil instead of the coffee grounds and plant seeds but I chose to reuse the coffee grounds and use fresh flowers. I cut them from a potted plant of mums I had and pushed them into the K-Cup®, one at a time.

This was such an easy DIY craft and a really affordable way to add some color to my house.

Once you have your coffee in hand what do you enjoy doing? Maybe you like to craft? Or do you have a book you’ve been wanting to read? I encourage you to take time out of your day and do something for yourself. If you are not sure what to do with this magical “me” time, here’s a list of 50 “me time” ideas for moms to get you started :)

Which flavor of Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods will you try first?

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Comments

  1. OH my heart that flower pot is so stinking cute! And I love you reuse the pod! -client

  2. Such a cute idea! I am going to show this to my son and he is going to have little flower pots everywhere!

  3. I absolutely LOVE re-purposing things. I don’t want to sound like a hoarder, but sometimes I look at something I’m supposed to throw away and think “I know exactly what I can do with that!”

    Plus, the more you reuse things like k-cups, the fewer end up in the landfills. Double win!

  4. That is seriously one of the cutest things I have ever seen! You are so creative!!

  5. This is a cute idea.
    I think it has lots of appeal.

  6. How cute is that? I knew there had to be a way to recycle those k cups. You have just found the best way that I know.

  7. That’s so cute! What a great way to reuse and recycle! I’ll have to try this out.

  8. Elizabeth Lampman says

    This is a great idea for using K Cups. I will have to save a few so I can make some this weekend.

  9. I am always looking for ways to recycle things. This is such a cute flower pot idea.

  10. Lisa Bristol says

    This is going to look so cute on the Thanksgiving table. I will have to get the kids to help me make some tomorrow.

  11. This is such a great idea. I use k-cups often. I need to start saving them and doing this too.

  12. First of all I absolutely love that you upcycled that K-cup –it is simply brilliant and now I need to get all this coffee in my house!

  13. This flower pot is so adorable! I never would have thought of turning a k-cup into a piece of home decor! Love upcycling!

  14. I love this idea. I am not a fan of K-cups because they are not eco-friendly. At least this gives it another use. Good job!

  15. What an adorable idea, it looks so neat in the end! :)

  16. This is such a cute idea. What a great way to reuse K-cups instead of throwing them out.

  17. This would add a nice pop of color to any room. They would be a great way to start seedlings for the garden as well.

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