When you drink as much coffee as I do, you start looking for creative ways to re-purpose coffee grounds and reuse K cups. Instead of tossing them in the trash, there are so many more fun and creative ways to use them that will help the environment (and your pocketbook!).
Not only are K-cups great for starting seedlings before transferring to a garden, but they also make cool DIY hanging planters for small spaces or a learning project for your toddlers.
We like to use them as planters to brighten up corners of our home or they also make great centerpieces! (Complete tutorial coming soon!)
My son is currently fascinated by insects, especially ladybugs and likes to bring them inside and watch them. I love the idea of making this adorable ladybug K-cup from About a Mom.
Amy at Atta Girl Says turned her K-Cups into fun Easter Bunny treat holders!
And if you’re really feeling crafty and need a creative space to store all your k-cups, check out this awesome DIY K-Cup Chalkboard Organizer from AFewShortCuts.com!
How many of you re-use your coffee grounds? Did you know that coffee grounds can be re-used for all sorts of useful things around your home? So while you’re prepping your use K-Cups for other projects, be sure to save those used coffee grounds too and try some of these handy hosuehold tips:
- Use as mulch and work well with acid-loving plants like roses, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreens, hydrangeas, camellias and raspberries (all berries, actually!)
- Creates a great environment for bait worms or in your compost. Mix the grounds in with the soil and then add the worms. The nutrients in the coffee extend their lifespan!
- Placing a bowl of dried coffee grounds in your refrigerator can neutralize odors from spoiled food.
- Adding coffee grounds to your garden will deter cats from using it as a litter-box while also repelling ants and slugs.
- Make a non-toxic roach trap by filling a large glass jar with 1/4 of water. Place a small cup containing wet coffee grounds inside the jar and place it next to a wall. The roaches are attracted by the smell, but will drown in the water!
What ways have you found to re-use your coffee grounds and K-cups?