What is this blog all about? Aside from photography of course. Yes it is all about repurposing and upcycling and today I have a doozy for you all. I am going to repurpose the coffee beans you see below.
Yes I will make a quick coffee with tealights craft.
Because who doesn't love the smell of coffee permeating the house?
Many of you may know that I am in New York as I write this visiting my sons. I've spend the past week umm, tiding up, for lack of a more harsh word. The other day I opened the cupboard and saw this. My son would be vexed if he knew I was showing you his cupboard but I have a reason for my madness... anyway we won't tell him.
There must be at least 10 boxes of tea in there. I'm glad that he is a tea drinker. But what you don't see is the number of bags of coffee that were in there before I tidied up (I wasn't going to show you that picture, I care too much about all of you). There must have been at least 6 bags full of ground coffee. They were from Fairway and I am in the process of enjoying all their delightful flavors, but there was also one bag that had a surprise. Yes it had coffee beans.
My son no longer drinks coffee and I already had plenty of bags to consume while visiting. After all I don't want to end up with frazzled nerves. My son's friend, who was visiting, persuaded me to repurpose the beans, it would have been a shame to just throw them out.
My friend Debbie of Debbie Doo's had made a cute burlap art work with coffee beans. This was adorable, unfortunately it was above my skill set! And so I went looking around the house and this is what I found:
This is a Droppar container from Ikea. It comes with a lid but what I like about it is the band of frosted glass it has in the middle.
This is a pretty white dish or tray I found. Not sure what it is but I like the simplicity of it.
While I was out at Michael's I bought a bunch of white tea lights. But as I was cleaning out the shelves I found a box full of these pretty blue ones.
I placed the container and the blue tea lights in the dish like this.
And I added the coffee beans inside the container. I carefully placed the tea light on top.
And then for fun I threw some more into the dish and on the tea lights.
And I lit the tea lights....
... all of them!
Now I know this project is not for all of us. But I had to use up those coffee beans!
Call me lazy for not going to find the bean grinder. But really, do I need that much coffee in my house? I already had ground coffee, and lots of it.
I think this was a much better way to repurpose those coffee beans.
And the best part?
The house smells like coffee!
I have a confession to make. At the start of this project I was looking to make something pretty. I did not expect the added benefit of the yummy coffee scent.
For lots more fun projects go and check out Debbie Doo's blog here.
I am so happy with how this quick Coffee with Tealights project turned out. Would you ever try something like this or have you in the past?
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I'm Mary and I live in beautiful Greece where I like to repurpose and upcycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece.