Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Tutorial at Bugaboo Stamps!

For those of you whom know me - I have a SERIOUS love for coffee! In fact, I'm reasonably sure they will have to pry my Starbucks mug from my hand when I die! So it was no surprise that I was intrigued with the idea of purchasing a Keurig Coffee maker.

A fReSh cUp Of CoFfEe AnYtImE i WaNtEd OnE????
Where do I sign up?

...'Cept, I was really concerned at all the waste caused by those tiny plastic and foil K-Cups. I mean, they are kinda difficult to refill for reuse. So, I was going to have to find a way to recycle them for some other project...or I might be forced to give up my
wonderful-special-please-don't-take-my-fantastic-new machine!

So check out what I came up with!

Step 1: Enjoy Coffee, and allow grinds to cool off. Remove foil top to expose grinds and dry. Mix grinds with rich, garden soil, and refill KCup. Press a seed into the soil as recommended on the back of your favorite seed packet. Reseal the top with Glad Press and Seal plastic wrap. Set aside.

Step 2: Gather what you will need to make an attractive topper - like the floral themed Bugaboo Stamps digital stamp I've used below, assorted paper scraps, and round punches or diecutters!

Step 3: Punch out all shapes as shown below and glue atop the plastic wrapped cup!
The one I have pictured in my final picture below was 1 of 50 that I donated for a Charity Baby Shower with the poem (shown) and instructions on how to grow your plant.! Easy Peasy and such fun! I'm sure the moms-to-be who get them will be delighted! Don't you think?

This project is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes


  1. What a great idea, and love your finished project, well done.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  2. Such a sweet idea! and a great gift!

  3. How sweet is that, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. How very clever! ... this looks lovely ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

  5. Fabulous idea hun!!thanks for joining us at BMC

  6. What a great idea.. So creative.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!