Life in green

3 creative uses for our ice-cream cups

Would you prefer a set of flower pots, a useful trinket box or a set of environmentally friendly lamps? Discover everything that you can make by recycling our ice-cream cups!

2016.08.05

Savouring a cup of ice-cream is an irresistible pleasure but why throw away the cup when you are done? Empty ice-cream cups can be used in countless ways to express creativity and have some fun, either with the kids or even on your own!

 

1 – Artistic flower pots

What you need:

empty Rachelli ice-cream cups;

pieces of colourful sticky-backed paper with various patterns;

a hole punch;

potting soil;

coffee-cup saucers;

some succulent plants.

What to do:

Using the hole punch, make three small drainage holes on the underside of the ice-cream cup. Cut small pieces of sticky-backed paper into various shapes to be glued onto the outside of the cup to achieve a patchwork effect. Place some potting soil and a succulent plant into each cup and then place the cup onto a coffee-cup saucer to act as a drip-tray. When you have finished making all your flower pots, place them in a bright, airy place. What a magnificent touch of colour for your home!

 

2 – Trinket box

What you need:

empty Rachelli ice-cream cups;

decorative sticky tape in at least two different colours;

glue;

cardboard or wooden base.

What to do:

Attach the sticky tape to the outside of the cup so as to get a checkerboard effect. Do the same on another two cups and glue the three cups close to each other on the base. The trinket box is now ready to hold all your small bits of stationery, hairclips and so on and so forth!

 

3 – Ice-cream cup lights

What you need:

empty Rachelli ice-cream cups;

a string of indoor fairy-lights;

a hole punch;

pieces of colourful sticky-backed paper with various patterns;

What to do:

Cover the outside of the ice-cream cups with the sticky-backed paper. Now make a small hole in the middle of the cup base. Push the little strung fairy lights through the holes you have made in the cups so as to create a whole set of tiny lampshades and there you go, all done! You can hang this brightly coloured string of cup lights anywhere you like to add that special, playful touch to any room!

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