When coffee & Christmas unite, pure joy emerges!
Friends! You should’ve seen my face when I was looking at my coffee pot a couple of weeks ago, thinking about Christmas decorations, and then had this K-Cup Coffee Christmas Tree idea pop into my head. I think you would’ve thought I had just come up with the solution to world peace!
(Which, I mean, actually isn’t too far off, because I think we could solve a lot of this country’s and this world’s problems by sitting down and having some cups of coffee together. Right?!)
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We recently got a new coffee maker to replace our other one that was on its last leg. We’d had our other one for over 6 years, and it just wasn’t working as well as it once did. I had been wanting to get a tandem coffee maker – one that brews 12 cups in a carafe and that also has the option for K-cups. My husband and I drink one or two cups of coffee each day, and then when we have company, we’ll brew a whole pot, so we like having the carafe for regular use, but because we love to have people over and often offer coffee with dessert, we also really wanted a machine that could brew individual cups so we could occasionally give guests the fun option to pick their evening cup of coffee/tea/cider/etc.
However, I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a machine that had both options, so I did some research and we ended up getting this one and we LOVE it. It was VERY budget-friendly considering its uses, AND, on the single brew side, it has the built-in option to use your own loose grounds. You don’t even have to buy a separate cup/filter for the single brew side! And it stores right there in the bottom of the coffee maker!
This is our first Christmas as the proud owners of our new coffee maker, and we are really excited to get some fun K-Cups (and off-brand K-cups) for this thing! When I was thinking about some easy and simple Christmas decor for our kitchen, I realized I could decorate a mini tree with K-Cup ornaments and put it next to our coffee maker – ADORABLE. I got a tree that was small enough to fit under our cabinets (I think this one is about 17″ tall), a really small strand of lights – 35 count, a cute bow to top it off, and then it was time to figure out how to realistically turn these K-cups into ornaments.
Are you ready for it? I’m going to show you how I turned them into ornaments, and I can hardly contain my excitement over it because 1) It is SO EASY, 2) They are SO CUTE, and 3) You don’t have to keep re-making them every time you use a K-Cup. This method of turning them into ornaments is REUSABLE over and over again. We’re talking over-the-moon excitement around here! Look – take one out to brew one:
And look: replace it immediately with a new one!
And you can just keep reusing that ribbon over and over and over again! So, you just make as many as you need for however many K-Cups you want on your tree, and then just keep replacing just the K-Cups every time you brew one! 🙂
Here’s what you need to make them:
- Some K-Cups
- Ribbon (I used pretty flexible ribbon that doesn’t easily fray, and I would also use this width of ribbon, too – a little over 1/4 of an inch)
First, you’ll cut strips of ribbon – about 11″ long.
Tie the two ends together with a knot towards the top.
Then grab your K-cup for reference…
…and put it inside the loop. You’ll want to place the ribbon fairly close to the lip of the K-cup, make it pretty tight, and then mark with your fingers where you want to tie another knot:
Tie your knot and then place your K-Cup inside the bottom loop to make sure it fits. Don’t tie your knot too tightly at first in case you need to adjust it a little bit after inserting the K-cup to make sure it fits snugly. You can easily adjust the knot to make it a little tighter or loser and then make it tight after you know the K-Cup will fit.
And there you have it!
(It’s photos like these that make me wonder why I never pursued hand modeling. Just look at those fresh-out-of-the-dishwater hands!)
Repeat this process for however many K-Cup ornaments you want to make and then hang them by the top loop on the tree!
SO beautiful AND functional!
I love this cute little sparkly burlap bow for the top. 🙂
Such a fun idea for your own kitchen or perhaps as a gift for a coffee-lover this Christmas!
Merry Christmas, y’all! Let’s all go enjoy a good cup of coffee now. 🙂
What other coffee-lover Christmas ideas do I need to try?!
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