Instead of throwing away your old k-cups, here are some interesting and creative ways to make use of them.



  1. Your used K-cups make great holders for small items.  They are perfect for holding items such as thumbtacks, paper clips, buttons, sewing supplies and hair accessories.  You can use your K-cup holder to store several cups.

  2. K-cups make great seed starters for gardening….simply add some soil, drop in a few seeds, top off with more soil and water regularly.  

  3. For an educational tool, K-cups can be used to help children learn about money.  As a money sorting activity, it’s a great way to teach children about coins and the differences between them. You can also help children learn about colors by getting them to sort pieces of lego or buttons together.

  4. By plugging the hole in the bottom of k-cups you can use them at craft time.  They make great containers for paint or glue. You can also dip them into paint to be used as circle stamps.

  5. For freezing herbs, k-cups are the perfect serving size. Snip off your herbs and they are ready to be frozen in the fridge for future use.

  6. K-cups are the perfect size and shape for making Jello shots. Place tape on the bottom to plug the hole and make your own recipe.  A simple recipe for making Jello shots….take 3 ounces of Jello, 1 cup of boiling water, ½ cup of vodka or your favorite liquor and ½ cup of cold water. Combine the liquor and water and place in the fridge.  Pour Jello into a bowl and add boiling water. Stir in the chilled liquor and water. Pour into K-cups, refrigerate and serve cold.

  7. Make K-cupsicles. Place your favorite beverage such as juice or even coffee, pour it into a k-cup, stick in a popsicle stick, freeze and enjoy a frozen treat.  



Think twice before throwing away your empty k-cups….you might discover your own unique way to reuse them. The possibilities are as great as your imagination. Be sure to stay in touch through Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with the latest updates.