I’ve got a great excuse for you to visit your local coffee shop and indulge in your favorite coffee or cappuccino! Your kids can upcycle the coffee cup lid into a festive Christmas ornament!
I don’t buy cappuccinos very often, but I like to splurge from time to time. My favorite is Caramel Macchiato.
I recently indulged in one and was inspired by the lid. My kids love to craft and to keep costs down, I am always thinking outside the box in terms of crafting materials.
I knew the lid would be perfect for an ornament. It already has a hole for a hook.
Problem was, I had one lid and three kids. I told my husband that I would need to buy two more cappuccinos. He suggested I buy one more and ask for an extra lid. They did even better than that, they gave me a small stack (lots of coffee cup lid crafts in our future).
I had some festive buttons and jewels leftover from a previous year and I decided to use those and create a festive ornament from one of coffee cup lids.
- Recycled coffee cup lid
- Festive buttons and jewels
- Apply glue to the top of the lid.
- Add button and jewels to the lid. Be as creative as you want. There is no right way to organize the buttons and jewels on the lid.
- Pull a ribbon through the hole (where you drink your coffee) and tie at the top to form a loop.
That’s all there is too it! A really simple and inexpensive ornament the kids can make for Christmas and a great excuse for you to visit the local coffee shop!
Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.