I work in a coffee company and one thing that's freely available to me are coffee cups. Needless to say, I use them everyday. More than 5 a day. (Gah, I feel the heartburn) and I see them lying waste too. (Criminal! Such a waste of paper. )
Now I was determined to repurpose some of them (the clean ones of course) and make something out of the ordinary. Yes, I'm bored of the usual pen stand/seedling planter ideas. Read on...
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Step 1: Materials Required
Very quickly to the materials.
- Coffee Cups. The thin paper/plastic variety. Styrofoam ones won't be easy to stick together but you can use them if that works for you.
- Stapler or Glue
- A little patience
And we're done!
Step 2: The Pattern
To join the cups, staple one side of each together. For a stronger bond, staple the rim of the two together and then move a little further down inside the cup and staple the base. This will look something like this.
Step 3: Repeat Format
Keep on adding as many more cups as you want and voila! Your cute little desk organizer is ready! You can color the insides or cover them with interesting paper.
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