At TheQueenBean we love to reuse and upcycle the burlap sacks that our coffee arrives in. From our packaging to the beautifully crafted tote bags available on our site, there is no end to the wonderful and innovative uses for burlap! Today I am highlighting some easy projects that can be made with items that, if you don't already have, are easily found online or at your local craft store.
There is nothing worse than cup rings on a beautifully polished table. Am I right? Here is a fun and easy method to either create new coasters, or upcycle an existing set. Not only is the finished product useful, it smells amazing and will have any houseguests asking, where did you get that? What you... Continue Reading →
I find the paper bags that artisan coffees are packaged in quite charming. I spend most summer and autumn nights in my garden and I love to decorate with found or upcycled items. With that in mind, I decided to transform some of my Queen Bean Coffee Company bags into paper lanterns. Whether hung from... Continue Reading →
Tasty, delicious, and garden unfriendly, oyster mushrooms thrive in a cozy bed of coffee grounds. In addition to making a tasty gift, mushrooms are also a great source of selenium, a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system and prevent cell and tissue damage. Mushrooms grow best in porous, sterile, slightly moist soil known... Continue Reading →
Nothing warms up the holiday season quite like a blazing fire. One environmentally conscious way to bring warmth to your home is by creating logs using upcycled coffee grounds. These coffee logs have been shown to burn hotter and longer than traditional wooden logs, do not require any felling of trees, and emit fewer greenhouse... Continue Reading →
Here is a DIY project that provides an easy and clean way to get your fire blazing. It incorporates used coffee grounds, is simple to make, and takes around 15 minutes or less from start to finish. Each fire-starter should burn for about 20 minutes, enough time to get even the most resistant blaze going. These fire-starters would make excellent gifts and or stocking stuffers for the fireplace enthusiast in your life!
The many health benefits associated with drinking coffee are often lauded. But did you know that studies suggest just smelling coffee may help reduce stress, increase positive thoughts, and even increase problem-solving abilities? By making your own coffee scented candle using upcycled ingredients, you can fill your house with that wonderful, energizing, coffee odor whenever you like. Here is an easy DIY method for a wonderful coffee cup candle. Let the mental benefits begin!
Coffee soap, the antioxidant-boosting, cellulite-busting, stretch mark-reducing, gets the garlic smell off your hands bar of wonder. If you have yet to be indoctrinated into the wonderful world of coffee soap, the recipes below are sure to be a treat.