K-Cup® Pod Votive Lights and How-To Make Delicious Caffe Latte at Home
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How To Make Delicious Caffe Latte at Home (First we have a treat...then we craft!)
First off, we're going to make some delicious Starbucks® Caffè Latte at home using a K-Cup®. When we're done with that, I'll show you how to make some super cute votive lights with the used K-Cup® pod. Not only do you get a delicious treat but you get to recycle and have a cute craft.
I always have my eye on the coffee aisle at my local grocery store...always, and when I see something new I get so excited to try it. This time, I got to try the new Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods with delicious flavors from Starbucks® . They're made from milk with NO artificial flavors and they come in 3 great Starbucks® signature flavors: Caramel, Mocha, and Vanilla. Today, I'm trying the Caramel but I'll also be buying the Starbucks® seasonal flavors Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha (available for a limited time) closer to the holidays.
The process is so simple, just 2 steps!
Pour the flavor packet into the mug.
Place the Starbucks® Caffe Blend K-Cup® pod in your Keurig® brewer, choose 8 ounces, brew, stir and enjoy!
Check out all of the fabulous flavors on the Starbucks® page.
Now, for the tutorial!
Recyle K-Cup® Pods Into Cute Votive Lights
This is such a simple recycle and the results are so cute!
First, allow the K-Cup® to cool off. You don't want to get burnt! Once it has cooled off remove the foil lid (I use an exacto to do this - be CAREFUL!). After removing the lid, dump out the coffee grounds. I recycle mine in the garden. Remove the inner paper filter (recycle as well!). Rinse and dry K-Cup® .
Use a Sharpie or other fine point permanent marker to mark dots evenly across the empty K-Cup® .
Use a t-pin to make holes through the K-Cup® Pod using the dots made with your Sharpie as a guide. Go all the way through cleanly.
Place the K-Cup® Votive Light over a BATTERY-OPERATED candle...NOT a real one! Enjoy the glow.
*You could also spray paint the K-Cups® to match the occasion - Pink or Blue for a Baby Shower, Silver or Gold for a Wedding....the possibilities are endless!
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I seriously love how brilliant this is! leave nothing for the trash and use it all! I love that K-Cup® pods votive! So perfect for the Autumn home decor! -client
Thank you, Amber! 🙂
Mary Beth, you are so creative! What a great idea and such a fun and way to enjoy "candlelight" with children.
I bet the aroma of that coffee is amazing. Wouldn't be fun if the votives were scented with that coffee flavor? I know crazy thought.
Thanks so much, Diane, and I love your idea....I wonder if they have scented battery operated candles? Maybe you should invent them!!! xo
This is fantastic!! I love my keurig and adore this idea of reusing kcups!
Thank you so much, Linda!
I love that you can use these pods to make delicious beverages from the comfort of home.
I know! I am going to have an iced one today...just because. Have an awesome week.
Such a cute and easy craft - I love it!
Such a clever idea for repurposing K-Cups.
I can't wait to try the Cafe Latte. Looks delicious
I hate throwing K-Cups away! I always felt like there could be a good use for them . . . good idea!