6. Decorate with espresso cups
Espresso is a surefire pick-me-up, but those tiny disposable cups can be such a drag. Rather than tossing them in the trash, repurpose your used espresso cups into a dainty (and surprisingly stylish) home decor solution like Hey Gorgeous blogger Rhiannon Nicole.
All you’ll need is a few basic materials and Rhiannon’s detailed photo tutorial to help you do it right. Don’t worry if your espresso cups are branded with a coffee chain logo. You’ll be covering them with colored craft paper anyway.
Once you have completed your project, hang the string lights at home as a decorative accent, or use them to posh up backyard parties, baby showers or weddings.
7. Craft modern wall art
If you’ve ever picked up coffee for a group of friends (or the entire office), you’re likely familiar with those pesky fiberboard cup carriers that tend to come with large orders. It would be tough to carry eight lattes without them, but once you reach your destination they become little more than extra waste.
Keep your carriers out of the landfill and create a funky piece of wall art at the same time by taking a cue from New Orleans mom and Bon Temps Beignet blogger Liz. The crafty mama arranged her cup carriers into a geometric pattern and added string lights for a modern look. Check out her tutorial at Bon Temps Beignet – chock-full of photos and tips to help you craft your own budget-friendly wall art.