I know it's terrible, but my dirty little secret is (cue the scary music)...I have more disposable Starbucks cups than any one human should ever collect in a lifetime! Of course, I've rectified the problem by now with reusable beverage containers. But every now and again when I don't have my cup with me or I just have to have a VENTI when my reusable will only hold a grande, I add to my collection. So what's a girl supposed to do with all those left over cups? Here are five ways to upcycle those cold cups:
1. Make a bird feeder.
2. Use them glues or to mix paints in. They are great for crafting!
3. Plant an herb or succulent garden. You could even wrap scrap fabric around them and tie it in place with some raffia or hemp to jazz them up.
4. Make a wreath for the mantle or the door.
5. Make a canopy...Okay so you won't make much shade with the clear Starbucks cups but you'll start a conversation or two.
And don't forget: If your local recycling program doesn't take #5 plastics you can collect them and deliver to your local Whole Foods, Target or other retailer with a collection box. You can find your closest location on the Preserve website. And now, you can go enjoy your favorite iced venti whatever with a little less guilt.