These little up-cycled K-cup planters are super easy and so cute! Air plants are the perfect plant to use in these since they don’t need dirt, it makes them simple to make and easy to care for!
“Well I have 3 little air plants left,” I said to my husband after I finished making my cute little hedgehog air plant planter a couple of weeks ago, “I want to think of something cool to do with them.”
Now my dear hubby is super supportive of my blog. He learned a long time ago not to throw things out if I’d clearly piled them somewhere for use for “something, someday.” He has gotten used to my crafty nature, my love of mason jars, my generally cockamamie undertakings that sometimes turn out awesome, and sometimes have me spending an entire afternoon modge podging craft paper to a soda can box resulting in a project that ended in the trash can… no that that actually happened.
However, he is also an extremely sarcastic smart ass.
“Well… maybe you could put them in k-cups, you know turn them into little planters,” He had a smart assy grin on his face.
“That is a fantastic idea!!” I was actually quite inspired.
He just laughed, and laughed, “I was totally joking!”
He should know better than to joke with me about something like an up-cycled k-cup air plant planter… I mean that’s serious stuff! In my crafty mind it made all kinds of sense… so I took it and ran with it.
When I was finished with them I sent him this picture with the text… “See it was a fantastic idea baby!!”
These are super easy to make and an awesome way to reuse those k-cups! You can also personalize them with what ever color you’d like and what ever dangly bits you love.
Here’s what you’ll need –
Fishing line or clear beading thread
Beads or prisms
The first thing you’ll want to do is poke holes in your k-cups where your thread is going to go. You’ll want to poke on in the middle of the bottom and two on either side of the top edge.
Once your holes are poked it’s time to paint. These little guys blow away very easily so you may end up with painted fingers like me, or just get out of the breeze!
Spray the outside and the inside. You won’t see much of the inside but you’ll want it painted in case a little peaks out.
Now thread a piece of your beading thread through the bottom hole and tie it to a washer. If you’re just using a few lite beads this may not be necessary but if you’ve got any with some weight it’s a good idea to keep them secured
Now thread on your beads and other bling. It’s a good idea to loop the thread around the last bead before tying it off to make it extra secure.
Now depending on how you wan to hang your little planter you can either go ahead and make the hanging loop now or wait and tie it directly around your curtain rod (or whatever else you’re hanging it from) I went ahead and made mine a little handle and then used another piece of thread to hang it. The choice is yours.
When you tie it just put your thread through the hole on the side and pull it up and triple or quadruple knot it. Do that on both sides creating a little handle.
Stuff a little blob of Spanish moss down into your k-cup.
Then you can just make a little indentation with your finger and nestle your little air plant down in there nice and secure.
That’s it! You’re done. Now you have happy little air plants to brighten up any room!
Where will you hang these? I’ve got mine in my kitchen and they are perfect!
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