Thursday, January 15, 2015

DIY Pop Art Water Spot Coasters, plus a GIVEAWAY for Tootsie Roll K-Cups #ad



This project is the perfect way to re-use your used K-Cups and make something useful out of them. I used K-Cups from Tootsie Roll Hot Cocoa K-Cups that have not internal packaging, so they are easy to remove the foil and rinse out to use for this project.

I thought it would be fun to come up with some crafts to re-use K-Cups with. We don't use a lot of K-Cups, but I do like having them for when my husband is traveling for work and I need a quick cup of coffee before taking the kids to school and volunteering. I also like that my daughter can easily make herself a cup of hot cocoa. Anyways - time to tell you how I made this project. 

4 Tile Coasters Cost Me $1.50 to Make!!!!!


When I say $1.50, that is my out of pocket cost from purchasing 4 plain white tiles from Lowe's and 1 piece of felt and 1 tube of point (I was out of red) from Wal-Mart to make these. I had all the other paint colors I wanted to use, so I only needed to purchase the one. I also had the brushes and Fabric-Tac that I used to glue the felt pieces on the back, as well as a can of Hi-Glass clear lacquer (going need to purchase that soon for an upcoming project.)


I need to paint 2-3 coats of each color on the tiles, letting it dry in between coats. Then dipped a K-Cup in paint and pressed it on tile allowing it to smudge and drip (if it did) to have it look like actual water rings spots.

After acrylic paint is completely dry, spray with the clear spray paint. I did 2 coats, allowing it to dry between coats.

When that paint is cured (allow 24 hours), glue down pieces of felt that you have cut just smaller than the tiles to the back with some Fabric-Tac.


I made these for our own use, but I thinking of having the kids each make one for their teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week in May and giving it to them with a box of tea. I was perhaps thinking of making a week's worth of gifts all along the "hot beverage theme". Stay tuned and see what else I come up with.


I love a good tasty review! Check out all those flavors included! All 3 flavors of Charleston Chew are also included!


My Thoughts:

My family and I have tried all of the flavors included in the Tootsie Roll Hot Cocoa for K-Cup Brewers: Tootsie Roll, Sugar Babies, Junior Mint and Charleston Chew (in the flavors of Vanilla, Strawberry, and Chocolate) and they taste awesome, just how you expect each of the candy flavors to taste in a hot cocoa version. My favorite is Sugar Babies, but that is because it is my favorite of the candies listed. I did have an issue of some of the cocoa mix being left in the Charleston Chew flavors, but it still made a full cup and just tasted slightly watered down. All the other flavors made full cups and pretty much emptied the K-cup. I would not hesitate to get this variety pack again for my family. I do love that it is a variety pack because we have so many choices and we can pick one that suits our mood that day. I did want to add that I compared the nutritional info on this with a name brand hot cocoa packet (from a box of 10 packets) and the amount of sugar in the K-Cup was less than half, plus it has 40 less calories and half the amount of fat. I thought these tasted better than the packets I have.

If you aren't making your own homemade hot cocoa and are using packets, this produces just as much waste. Although, you can re-use the K-Cup for this craft project and more that I will share with you later. There is no internal pieces to this k-cup like there is on coffee and tea ones, so this has less waste than those.


Product Description from Two Rivers Coffee

As America’s favorite chewy chocolate candy, the Tootsie Roll has remained unchanged since it was first introduced in New York City in 1896. Now, you can enjoy the perfectly balanced cocoa taste, lined with subtle fruit-flavored undertones, as a steaming hot cups of delicious hot cocoa.

The Ultimate Single Serve Hot Cocoa Experience.

This cocoa pack is NOT COMPATIBLE with Keurig 2.0 machines.


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44 comments:

ColleenMarie82 said...

I think I would like Junior Mint best! I would love to see a Hersheys White Chocolate hot cocoa.

Janna Lamison said...

Definitely the tootsie roll flavor! I love the coasters, by the way! Very cool!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I want to try the Junior Mint. That is one of my favorite candies.

tara pittman said...

I love the junior mint one. There needs to be a peanut butter cup one.

Cali Julz said...

MINT!! the Junior kind!! lol I also like coconut!!

Linda A. Kinsman said...

I think I'd go with Junior Mints as well and for my daughters- Sugar babies!

Thanks!

Jamie Tomkins said...

These look so yummy!!! I want to try the Junior Mint - it would be like drinking Girl Scout cookies!! ha/ha

Georgette C said...

I would like to try the Junior Mint first....as for the next candy to go into a k-cup flavor, I would say Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

bloomerbear said...

Charleston Chew Vanilla would be my first try and I would like to see possible a Hershey Kiss hot Coca

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Madeline B said...

The Charleston Chew Strawberry flavor sounds the best to me!

Maureen said...

We would love the Sugar Babies...my personal favorite.

TMM30 said...

I tootsie roll and sugar babies are both my favorites. I would love a ferrero rocher flavor.

Sherry Walker said...

I think I would like the Junior Mints!

Danikatsouros said...

I adore Junior Mints, so I think that would be my favorite. Though Reese cup would be sooo good.

Soo said...

Junior Mint cocoa sounds delicious!

Dana said...

I'd like to try Jr Mint! Heath bar sounds like it would make a good cup!

Marnie Ward said...


My favorite flavor included in the ASSORTED TOOTSIE ROLL HOT COCOA K-CUPS is the Junior Mints flavor. I would you love to have as a hot cocoa flavor either Hot Tamales or Mike & Ike. Blow Pops sounds good too!

LauraJJ said...

Oh I think I would love the Sugar Babies the most...but all sound so good!!! I would love to see a Nut Goodie one! That would be delicious too with the chocolate and maple!

Rhonda G said...

My fav would have to be the tootsie roll! YUM!! I think there should be a kisses flavor :)

Mluckw said...

I think the Tootsie Roll flavor will be good! And I would love to see a Snickers or Mily Way hot cocoa!

ohhhfire said...

i really want to try the tootsie roll flavor and i would love to try a reeces flavor!

Amanda Baker said...

I absolutely LOVE Junior Mints and I can only imagine that the K-Cup version of them would taste amazing!! I so want to try these!! I also think that someone should get on making a Reese Cup flavored K-Cup or coffee. Yummmmmy!! Thank you so much for posting this because I'm definitely going to try some of these and also thank you for this amazing giveaway!!

Darlene said...

I would love the Junior Mint the best. Another flavor that would be good would be chocolate coconut.

Wendi Watson said...

i want to try the charleston chew mmm mmm and i think if they did heath hot chocolate would be great

Sunnie said...

Id like to try the sugar daddy and I love toosie rolls!
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Laurie Nykaza said...

Sugar Babies sounds so good and butterfinger sounds good to me to create.

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

I would say the junior mints flavor. Reeses would be amazing flavor.

slehan said...

I'd like the Junior Mint flavor since I like mint with chocolate.
Thanks for the contest.

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wen budro said...

The Charleston Chew flavor sounds delicious too. Hmmm....I'm thinking that a Heath Bar flavor could be pretty tasty.

Angela snoozy said...

My favorite would be the Sugar Babies! Another one that would by yummy would be Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

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Kelli Taylor said...

Definitely tootsie roll!

Wendy said...

Charleston Chew Vanilla sounds good to me! I think an Almond Joy would be a great hot cocoa.

sally0630 said...

My favorite flavor in this box would probably be the junior mints one. I would love it if the had a cheesecake flavor of any kind that would taste so yummy.
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jenspurg said...

THe Sugar Babies are mt favorite.
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Rebecca W. said...

I'd like to try the Jr mints!

LaVonne Long said...

I'd love to try the Junior Mint one! I love mint in my hot chocolate and in my coffee both!

Sarah Cool said...

I would try the tootsie roll first! I would love a butterfinger flavored cocoa or coffee :)
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Cori Westphal said...

I'd be all over the Junior Mint one! Yum!

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Sharon Howard said...

I so enjoy the sugar babies because I loved sugar babies as a child. I would also love to see another one of my childhood favorites is laffy taffy flavor.

purple squirrel said...

Junior Mint and/or Sugar Babies would be my favorite~

Hmmm... something different... ? there used to be a chocolate candy called "Ice Cube" I think? It felt "cool" when you ate it~ may have had some hazelnut? anyway, that would be a nice hot chocolate. :)

Shannon said...

Junior Mint would be delicious. I would love to try a snickers k cup!

pmj said...

Junior Mints for me, and snickers would be good for the future.

Kimberly Bauer said...

Junior Mints Hot Cocoa sounds so good!

Clair Freebie said...

I would love to try the Junior Mints! I think that would be the best one!