How to Reuse your Starbucks Cups into Goodie Bag!

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Attention Starbucks drinkers! Today’s tutorial is way perfectly for you!

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.


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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!


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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!


Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks, Starbucks crafts, Make Starbucks cups into goodie bag


Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks, Starbucks crafts, Make Starbucks cups into 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




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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!


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You need to unroll out the upper part of the cup, just like what I did above.


Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks, Starbucks crafts, Make Starbucks cups into goodie bag


Then after unrolling it out, cut the remaining white part.


Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks, Starbucks crafts, Make Starbucks cups into goodie bag


Then you’ll come up something like this above! Make sure to clean it out evenly with no excesses.


Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks, Starbucks crafts, Make Starbucks cups into goodie bag




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.


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Until you make it like this! Locked it with stapler in the middle to secure the cup.


Starbucks Philippines, Starbucks, Starbucks crafts, Make Starbucks cups into goodie bag


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.


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We will make this cardboard as our name gift-tag! Isn’t this exciting!


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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.

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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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Stop throwing those cups and learn to recycle!
This will be a HUGE PLUS to your personality, trust me!


If you like my tutorial please leave some comments below and maybe share it to your friends!



xoxo, Blair



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46 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Aw this is so cute, pocket and eco friendly as well said , bad part for me is Starnucks isnt down here in my country but I will try doing this on other similar items here too. Happy holidays.

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  2. Never thought that Starbucks cups can be reused! I am in love in this cute gift goodie bag! You’re so talented! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you Eugenia! Starbucks coffee and drinks are quite expensive, that's why as much as possible we should think of reusing its cups. :) Keep on visiting us!

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  3. Hi Blair! I love your creative ideas. It really helps.

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    1. Thank you Deary! You can pimp the cups with glitters or anything you like :)

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  4. Lol, this is a cute, simple idea! It makes complete sense and it's super fun to boot. Great handy gift for friends to give to each other. Your recycling so no worry about a 1 time wrapping paper waste. Great idea as I do drink a few of these through the season. Now it will be fun to add something to them. Hmmm even a gift card would be fun!

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    1. Hello Rose!

      Their new coffee handler is way too cute to throw away, and their cups are really thicker than before! Now at work, I required my colleagues not to throw their cups, before am going to reuse it.. perks of being a boss, lol

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  5. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE!!! I love this project and it makes such good use of something that would normally be thrown away! Thanks for sharing this. I am going to make one for the Starbucks lover in my life!

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    1. Thank you Angela for visiting our blog, and also for helping to promote eco-friendly lifestyle!

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  6. This is a great idea! I do like the cups, they are pretty. I try to recycle often!

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    1. Yeah we must. Think about how many Starbucks cups or other coffee cups you consume in a week, and then calculate the costs? It's crazy and you will be surprised how much you thrown away. Go for recycling!

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  7. This is adorable. As someone who is obsessively seeking out Starbucks wherever I go, I would appreciate a gift like this. Red cups make me so happy <3

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    1. Thank you Divya! Keep on visiting our blog for more DIY projects and beauty updates!

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  8. Those are super cute! Great idea to reuse the cups, though i'm probably too lazy to actually do it. lol.

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    1. Hello Amy,

      Thank you for visiting! You can just keep the cups clean and stored it for a while. Then when you got time, you can make it. :)

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  9. Blair this is just too cute. I think you are very creative.

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    1. Thank you Valerie :) Recycling and DIY-ing is already part of my lifestyle and grown-up years!

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  10. This is an excellent! Just keep recycling items (:

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland
    www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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  11. What a great idea! I am going to start doing this! Thank you for the great new idea!

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  12. wonderful way to reuse and recycle. Hmm let me go find some candies to put into my new goody cup.

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    1. Yeah just put an candle and not let it light up because cups might burn it, hahaha

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  13. This is such a fun idea! Great way to reuse something in a creative way!

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    1. I so agree Sondra and you better try it because its a good start to have an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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  14. I am one of those crazy Starbucks drinker, but I never thought about reusing them like this before. The idea is simple yet good enough to come with a useful craft which even kids can do!

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    1. I agree Lisa. Actually after making this tutorial, I am starting to collect Starbucks cups to reuse the next tutorials :)

      I even encourage my colleagues to save me their cups!

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  15. This is such a great idea to reuse starbucks cups! Thanks for sharing this! Happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you Jasmine for visiting and for liking our recycling tutorial :)

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  16. This is such a great idea! I totally love Starbucks. When I was on holiday in Poland, I went to Starbucks every day. (There's one close to my home, so I'll have to wait for holidays and trips). Your idea is so original. I will d this next year.

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    1. Thank you Carola :) Oh it would be nice that you try it, because its a good thing!

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  17. Love Starbucks! What a really cute idea for a goodie bag, I'm going to have to remember this one next year, Would be a fun craft to do with kids as well.

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    1. Why wait for the following year if you can do it - like tomorrow? Procrastinating won't bring us good advances :)

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  18. You've got to love and erect coffee cup!! You give me so many ideas! I love this one. How cute as a little gift to give to someone. Im all for recycling so I will definitely be doing this! Ree love30.

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  19. Lovely craft idea.You are very creative and make easy to use stuff.Happy New year

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    1. Thank you Amrita, and Happy New Year too!

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  20. oh wow blair, you are so creative... i am really envious....

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    1. Thank you Miera! It comes with my passion on making crafts...and triggers with boredom, lol

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  21. Wow that is awesome! thanks for the tips, I will try to recycle it too.

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  22. Such an interesting idea! We don't have Starbucks here, but I guess you could make something similar out of ordinary cups :D

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    1. Hello Filipa,

      yes of course! It doesn't need to be Starbucks cups :) You can use any kind of coffee cups!

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