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!)How-to make delicious caffe latte at home. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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.  Box of Keurig Hot - Starbucks Caramel Caffe Latte. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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.  Starbucks Caffe Latte at home - box.

The process is so simple, just 2 steps!

Starbucks Caffe Latte - Step 1, pour packet into mug. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comStep 1:

Pour the flavor packet into the mug. 




Step 2:

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

Recycled K-Cup® Pod Votive Light. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comThis is such a simple recycle and the results are so cute!

K-Cup Pod marked with a Sharpie for hole placement. Recycled K-Cup Pod votive lights from www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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. www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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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  1. Amber Edwards says:

    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

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Amber! 🙂

  2. 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.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Diane, and I love your idea....I wonder if they have scented battery operated candles? Maybe you should invent them!!! xo

  3. linda smith says:

    This is fantastic!! I love my keurig and adore this idea of reusing kcups!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Linda!

  4. I love that you can use these pods to make delicious beverages from the comfort of home.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I know! I am going to have an iced one today...just because. Have an awesome week.

  5. Such a cute and easy craft - I love it!

  6. Amy Buchanan says:

    Such a clever idea for repurposing K-Cups.

    I can't wait to try the Cafe Latte. Looks delicious

  7. Amy Anderson says:

    I hate throwing K-Cups away! I always felt like there could be a good use for them . . . good idea!