Oh coffee cup. So boring. So uncolourful. So guilt inducing that I can never remember to bring my own cup to Starbucks so I don’t have to throw so many paper cups away.
I saw this project on Wild Olive (one of the best craft blogs in my opinion!) about making your own sleeve for your drink, and thought this was something I could do! It’s small enough to leave in my handbag, but it means I don’t have to pick up an extra bit of cardboard to throw away when I pick up my ridiculous drink. (It’s currently a grande skim white hot chocolate without whipped cream. A total mouthful to say, a delicious mouthful to drink)
I took a cardboard sleeve, undid it (carefully so I didn’t lose the shape!) and traced it onto some black felt. I cut it out, and made sure it would still go around my cup. (See? SEE? That’s how bloody stupid my order is.)
I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to use buttons as a decoration, or more coloured felt, so I made one of each! I have a huge box full of buttons, so picked out my favourite colours
I then raided my felt stash and cut out circles from lots of different colours.
I positioned the circles on my black felt curve to find how I was going to arrange them, then sewed them on with matching embroidery thread. Seriously simple!
Here’s the felt circles sleeve in action…
…and the buttons one!
If I did this again, I’d probably double up on the black felt so it’s a little more insulating. You (obviously) could do any pattern on top that you wanted – I just like polka dots! Felt is cheap enough – I bought A4 sheets from Fabric Land (I can’t bring myself to link to their site – if you’ve seen it, you’ll know) for 30p each.
If you’re bored this weekend, this is possibly the easiest craft I can recommend you do!
I hadn’t see Fabricland. Now I can never unsee it, so *thanks* for that.
I don’t drink coffee so this tutorial is totally useless for me but I still love it :) Yay for recyling! Or something!
You are WELCOME! (Dude, I didn’t link it for a reason.)
Yay for…erm, not being too wasteful?
Fabricland’s website truly is beautiful ;) This is such an idea, I love the polka dot one!
The Girl says
Ha Fabric Land. It’s my favourite and my best website EVER.
The IRL shop is a little disappointing after you’ve visited the wonder that is their website.
Oh god, I love a good felt craft. This is totally pointless for me but I’m still admiring!