I do understand that Christmas might be over for some, well not for us holiday addicts because for us Christmas will end not until New Year’s Eve, lol
You might think that I supposed to be enjoying my holidays relaxing and away with my laptop and not working – yes I do. But every now and then, ideas are keep popping in my head and I couldn’t help but to write it down.
For some people who knows me well, whenever I do visit the Starbucks I do only order these: well-brewed coffee, with no milk plus a slice of any available cakes or cookies they have in shelves.
Unlike my friends and most of you guys - I’m not a fan of those frappucinos, and any other drinks that full of creams, and milk and way too colourful, as I find them too sweet for me.
Plus the fact that these drinks make my tummy suffer and I always ended up having a date with my phone inside the toilet.
So when it comes to promoting their super fun drinks – I’m not their market.
Seriously not good for me.
But the brewed coffee? Ahhh it’s heavenly!
No questions asked.
Actually, this tutorial suddenly pops in my head 4-days ago before Christmas Day. Your belle and my senior friend drops by at the nearest Starbucks in SUNLIFE Building to get us some morning coffee, and her to pick-up her five thousands worth of gift certificates, while chatting our plans for the holidays.
When I finally got my freshly brewed coffee and a slice of chocolate cake, I was instantly delighted of how adorable their newly designed cups are!
From a bare and literally boring white cups, turns to a little festive enough for this holiday season.
The traditional red cups are here, with fairy-lights design, and a cute coffee holder that says “Crafted by Hand and Heart” which reminds me ahh it’s really fucking Christmas! And I love it.
But I admit my feeling of disgust each time I saw empty Starbucks cups or any coffee cups laying around the street, after someone’s coffee and smoke break. I felt so lucky that I’m working to one of the busy streets of Bonifacio Global City, and yes I always have this feeling of appreciation to the blue-collar guys who diligently cleans the streets, and I couldn’t help but noticed their feeling of disappointment that still, in spite of this streets having a nicely, coloured trash bin – there are many humans are still inhumane who will just leave their trash like scavenger dogs.
I won’t be sorry for my language because it’s true and it’s truly a disgusting sights every morning!
This made me think – you might easy bought those expensive cups of creamy coffee, but your money can’t but good character just like you are paying your cups of coffee.
There I said it!
And while I’m sipping my coffee suddenly, this idea pops in me like someone throw some magical fairy dust onto my head!
I mean, this Starbucks cup is really good and I feel sorry that I will just throw it away after finishing my coffee. I don’t know if you also noticed it but, recently their cups are really sturdy thick and hard, unlike some.
So after I’ve finished my coffee, I immediately cleansed it with liquid soap and water, and surprisingly its still well erect! (Am not sorry for the use of word but that’s the best word I could describe it, lol)
So while celebrating my quiet holidays, I sneaked to my work room and made this awesome tutorial!
How to Reuse your Starbucks Cups and Make it as Goodie Bag!
We just need these simple things like:
• Empty coffee cups – but for now let’s make Starbucks coffee cups a highlight because their cups are awesome!
• A pair of scissors
• Some Japanese tissue paper – I’ve chose red, but you may use white either.
• Stapler of course
• And some delights you want to pack
Like I’ve said earlier, Starbucks cups are more study (and erect!) than other coffee cups available from other coffee shops. And there are more fun though.
So after cleaning it thorough with liquid soap and water, it’s time to work my magic!
You need to unroll out the upper part of the cup, just like what I did above.
Then after unrolling it out, cut the remaining white part.
Then you’ll come up something like this above! Make sure to clean it out evenly with no excesses.
You may start gathering those goodie delight you would like to pack! Candies, nail polishes, individual eye shadows, make-up brushes, or you aim for a little naughty delights and wrapping some limited-edition condoms and lubricants, anything will do!
Wrapped it using your Japanese tissue paper and insert it into your Starbucks coffee cups.
Until you make it like this! Locked it with stapler in the middle to secure the cup.
Remember their new coffee cup holder? It’s really cute and it’s a totally shame to just ignore and throw it away. So get it and cut this holder just leaving the “Crafted by Hand and Heart” print.
We will make this cardboard as our name gift-tag! Isn’t this exciting!
After naming your hand-crafted gift tag, attached it in your coffee-cup-goodie bag and VIOLA! You have a Starbucks Christmas Goodie Bag!
It’s eco-friendly, easy to make and you may let your kiddos help you making it your parent-kids bonding moment.
And you will avoid just throwing this amazing cups, and I’m telling you that you must start collecting Starbucks cups, and not only stickers just to get free planners (that I know you never make to use).
You may use this trick for any occasions, and your only limitations are your imaginations.
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