i should be mopping the floor: K-Cup Box to Valentine Holder

Thursday, February 2, 2012

K-Cup Box to Valentine Holder



I was looking for something easy to convert into a Valentine holder. I like how the little flap on an empty K-Cup box folds down...similar to an old-fashioned mailbox. So...a little tissue paper, mod podge and less than an hour later....ta-da!

Everything I used I already had on hand...so this is seriously a $0 project. The tissue paper was leftover from Christmas.

I added a piece of cardstock into the front of the box to make it easier to attach velcro to later. I just glued it in. It was covered with tissue & mod podge, so it doesn't show.

I cut my tissue paper into little squares.

And away we went! Since it was tissue, I did several layers: mod podge/tissue/mod podge/tissue. That also helped make this little cardboard box a lot sturdier.

After it was dry, I added the velcro to make it easy to open & close and fill with Valentines. I also tied gross grain ribbon on for a simple handle.

I also added the rosette to the front to add a little extra texture. It's your basic layered flower rosette.

This was a seriously EASY project!
Happy Valentine's Day!








41 comments:

  1. Kristi...you are soooo seriously talented! What a cute idea! I have oodles of K-Cup boxes that I just throw away...and always some tissue paper!

    Thanks for dropping by my Fusion Fridays! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Super cute.. Don't you just love Mod Podge!!! I love that you upcycle <3
    Blessings, Diana

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  3. How brilliant are you! I love it. I hope you will link this up to my I Heart Projects Party if you haven't already.

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  4. This is brilliant!!!! I'm beginning to look at these types of throw out boxes and now I've seen what you've done. Amazing. thanks so much. My sister and I have a blog also where we make stuff. I love making stuff. I guess you do, too. :) Take care, Linda

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  5. oh, and I am now a follower...

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  6. You made it look so cute! Oh the power of Mod Podge. :)

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  7. Hi,
    OMGosh! This is just a FABULOUS idea. So CREATIVE!!. I love my Keurig too :)
    Hugs,
    Rez
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  8. This is so adorable and creative. I wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Open House Link Party Wrap Up. Feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like.

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  9. Hi Kristi,
    I'm hopping over from Carol's Answer is Chocolate highlights! This V-day box is 2-Cute! Love the idea and the rosette! It's the nice details that make the projects special.
    I am your newest follower and subscriber, and invite you over to my blog when you have the chance to see some altered artwork.

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  10. This is awesome. Great Job!!! I think it would also be a cute way to store your extra K-cups on your counter. Very cute ty for sharing. =) I am going to pin this on pinterest so others can see it and come to your blog.

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  11. I'm glad you're not mopping the floor, because the world is a cuter place thanks to your creations! ;-) Thanks for sharing at Refresh your Nest Friday over on Making Lemonade. Hope to see you back tomorrow for some more creative (and, in your case, upcycling) goodness. By the way, how pretty is that tissue paper?!

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