Recycling Crafts: Coffee Cups to Handmade Paper

Recycling Crafts: Coffee Cups to Handmade Paper

Amber Byfield
May 25, 2010

When it comes to the morning coffee, we try to be responsible. But we'll confess there are days when when we stop by the coffeeshop on our way in to work, only to find that we've forgotten—gasp—our reusable coffee cups. The few cardboard cups that we end up using each month give us environmental pause. That is, they did. . . until we saw this idea.

It's easy to reuse and recycle the coffee sleeves (or opt out, for that matter), but the cardboard cups? Those are a different story. Over at Instructables, we found a tutorial for making handmade paper out of coffee cups. It's a great way to reuse the otherwise disposed of cups at home, and get a fun craft project out of it too!

Related post: How to Make Homemade Recycled Paper

(Image: Flickr member Robert S. Donovan, licensed under Creative Commons)

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