How to Turn Your Used CBTL Cups into a Tea Goodie Box

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Hello Beautiful!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend because I do! There’s a lot of excitements going on and I was so happy that I have accomplished some of my tasks last weekend, which made me quite productive.

Remember when last month I have shared you my Starbucks goodie bag tutorial and I am so happy that it gave awesome responses from our readers worldwide, and even from Starbucks itself!

It was so good to share new DIY ideas that I believe are feasible and everyone can do it. I mean, I think we should incorporate recycling in our lifestyle because indeed it is good – it gives positive ZEN and also gives more CHI.




Last week, somebody put a CBTL brewed coffee on my desk (which means, someone is signaling he/she needs a favour) and yeah that someone knows me well. I would be a bit cringed if that person gave me a Frappuccino, LOL.

So after I’ve finished my free CBTL brewed coffee last Monday, I couldn’t help but think that it would be a shame to just throw this cups (let’s say a good gesture). And then I thought. Why not make another DIY tutorial, since I’ve also made one using Starbucks cups.

DISCLAIMER:This is not a sponsored post. Just my way of sharing my awesome knowledge in DIY crafting and you can’t stop moi. LOL

And hopefully coffee drinkers would think twice of throwing your cups or just leaving it elsewhere like crumpled papers. Ah such a headache it gives me whenever I saw coffee cups laying around abandoned on street sidewalks, parks, parking lots, etc.

It’s disgusting…

So today am going to teach you how to recycle your CBTL coffee cups into cute tea goodie box.
Kind of similar procedure with my Starbucks good bag tutorial, but more kawaii.



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So after thoroughly cleaning your used CBTL coffee cups (use liquid soap), wipe it until it dries. Get ready with your pair of scissors, glue gun with glue sticks, pencil for marking, some accessories for décor, and of course your tea bags which will be the content of our tea goodie box.


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Start unrolling the top part of the cups because we don’t need it.


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Because we will get rid of it. Cut it out, like you get rid the bad bitches from your life, LOL





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Okay, that’s better!



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Now mark lines to your cup and cut it. These will be our cover for the goodie box.



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After cutting the lines, unfold it outward just like the photo above.



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Looks like a flower now, LOL. You can make the cut in any shape, but I prefer to make an octagonal shape, because number 8 will give you more LUCK :D






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It’s time to put all the goodies inside the CBTL coffee box! I prefer to put some tea bags inside because I think it is quite related to the cups, LOL. But you can put anything – candies, mini make up/cosmetics, cookies perhaps, or anything that are small enough to fit inside but make sure they are dry. No liquid stuffs. It will be messy.



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After making sure everything are placed carefully inside, it’s time to seal the box! Use a glue gun for to seal the box because this coffee cups are quite thick and a simple glue might be not enough to hold the lid.



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It should be like this after you sealed it. Looks cute right? But we are not yet finished.

We don’t want to finished it just like this, so we will add some cuteness to this coffee goodie box.





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I got some little trinkets at home, like this fabric flower that I’ve made last summer, and some extra faux leaves from my previous tutorials. I’ve glued it together with this flower accessories on top of the box.

You may also add a little card with your notes to make it more personal



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And voila! Is this a kind of tea goodie box you want to receive? You can make this on any theme for any occasions, all you have to do is just jazz it up with some little trinkets.

Such so easy to make right? I know you can do much better!

So start NOT THROWING YOUR CUPS and save it up!

If you like my tutorial, please leave a comment below.


xoxo, Blair


80 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I love DIY too! Thanks for the tutorial and I gonna make 1 for myself as well

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    1. You're welcome Cecilia! Keep on visiting my blog for more DIY tutorials and other beauty updates.

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  2. Great recycling art.. This is so beautiful and nice.. I'm loving it!

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  3. wow...u are so creative!!! i think if the cup paint another colour will be more beautiful!!

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    1. Yes, you can also pimp the cup with sequins and glitters, or beads, etc. :)

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  4. How creative of you! It is a good idea to reduce our carbon footprint - recycling can be fun!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. I agree, and its a fun way to make yourself creative - a good brain exercise as well :)

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  5. This is a creative tutorial. This would make a cute idea paired with a mug too.

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  6. How pretty! What a great idea. I need to keep this in mind.

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    1. Hello Dear,

      Always remember this before throwing your paper cups :)

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  7. Yes! This is a great idea to upcycle :-) Make something classier than originally intended. You are right, don't throw anything out that could potentially be something so cool! I love a creative mind!

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I just always have this little guilt whenever I throw something, maybe because that's part of what I had paid for.

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  8. Wow! Really love this idea- I wish more people realized how easy recycling can be. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. You're so good at recycling your cups! I can't decide which one I Like better - this one or the one you made with the Starbucks red cup!

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  10. a big round of applause.
    not only this is creative, this helps to reuse wasted item.

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  11. What a great and unique idea. I have never seen a cup being used as a tea goodie box.

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    1. Thank Debonita! You can make use of this tutorial soon!

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  12. I liked that gift box and the ease of making it is definitely encouraging. However that bow on the top set it off! Your cup crafts are so fun!

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  13. It really turned out cute. You are a great recycler my friend. I'm impressed.

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    1. Thank you Valerie!

      Day by day I am really inspired to create more DIY tutorials, because many likes reading and learning about it.

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  14. What a fun project and a great way to re-use your cups. I could totally see these as gifts for friends!

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    1. Yeah, so remember this when you visit any coffee shops :) Don't throw your cups!

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  15. What a brilliant ideas! Now I have more reason to keep my coffee cup!

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    1. Thank you Dana, let's promote a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle. remember that this kind of lifestyle saves you a lot of cash :)

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  16. Great way of recycling! Thanks Blair for sharing the DIY! The tea goody bag looks so cute!

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    1. You are always welcome Ana! I'm happy that you guys like my tutorials :)

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  17. Ah, I never thought of recycling these cups. Have always thrown them away. Now I know what to do with them thanks to you!

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    1. You are always welcome Emily! Keep on visiting us for more tutorials :)

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  18. thanks for idea..recycling..because before this i just throw the cup..perhaps i can do it as one of the activity with my students..you are very clever..now i can save the world by recycling

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    1. You can do it too! Don't throw coffee cups coz they are good for recycling.

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  19. What a cool and simple diy. I generally avoid plastic or styrofoam cups altogether and just carry my own cup. But I will share this with others. Thanks for a fun idea.

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    1. This cup is made of paper and its fun to recycle and easy to clean-up.

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  20. Always on the look out for great money saving tips - this is a great one, thanks.

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  21. I love eco posts like this and how you showed the end result and step by step ! People definetly need t recycle more . X

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    1. I agree, and helps to reuse many stash and save money.

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  22. This is a great way to recycle. I have been collecting my paper cup for projects for my son. I guess will be teaching this for one of his project.

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    1. It is nice goodie cup to store some candies especially this Halloween season.

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  23. That was such a wonderful idea! With the massive problems that we have now because of the amount of garbage we produce each day, things like this definitely helps.

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    1. I agree. Making these DIY projects helps me to gain more ideas for my blog content.

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  24. Looks like a simple DIY and cute too.

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  25. Wow Blair! That's a creative and beautiful way of saving the environment. :) Great job!

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  26. This is so so cute!!! What a cute crafty idea! You can do so much with this.

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  27. What a simple and lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. What a great idea! I love using things that we would normally throw out.

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  29. So cool, I never thought of using my cup for art and crafts, great way to keep the kids busy and land clean!

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  30. Nice, save Earth one cup at a time...your resourcefulness is something we could follow . Good job....

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    1. Thank you dear! Seeing lots of discarded coffee cups everyday makes me irk actually. That day when I got my CBTL coffee, and was staring at my cup thus making this tutorial.

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  31. Nice idea! It’s alway a good idea to recycle plastic cups. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. That is right! And these are paper cups and much fun to play around.

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  32. This is great! I always take home paper cups from coffee shops in the hopes of recycling them or using them for whatever purpose I can think of. This time, I am going to follow your lead. Thanks for posting.

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    1. You can make a Christmas bunting lights using these paper cups :D

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  33. Great idea and you can pretty much use it for anything and not only tea...

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  34. That is so cute. I would have never been able top imagine doing something like that

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    1. Oh this is quite easy, just needed time to do it :D

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  35. That's a great idea to recycle coffee cups. I actually never thought about it.

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    1. Now I ask my work colleagues to never throw their coffee cups, coz am making another project :D

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  36. We absolutely loved this DIY ! we are going to try it for sure

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  37. Awesome I am all about reusing things. In fact on Saturday I and my little daughter worked and turned an old box into a beautiful craft box.

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    1. oh that will be exciting! Share us the tutorial soon!

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  38. I'm not very good on doing paper mosaic but this one looks very easy to follow.

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  39. That's really interesting. I love to learn creating things. Thanks for sharing this interesting idea.

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