I never thought I’d be a coffee drinker. I was happy with my homemade mochas, a combination of instant coffee, hot chocolate and flavoured creamer, but in January we were visiting family and I felt a little silly mixing my special concoction while everyone else was chugging back coffee, so I made the switch. And it’s good!This week at the Scrapbooker’s Paradise blog the challenge theme is “Have a Cuppa” and I took this as a motivation to create a cut cup cozy from paper and felt. I found a pattern online (which turned out a little small, so I’d suggest you use an actual sleeve from your favourite coffee joint as your pattern) and after tracing the template onto white cardstock, stamped a pattern using soft and pretty colours and stamps from Pink Paislee. There are lots of stamps on sale at Scrapbooker’s Paradise this week!
As you can see, my cozy wasn’t quite big enough – would fit a small cup better than a medium. But I worked with the smaller size and made my cozy adjustable. I attached this thin piece of ribbon with a brad, and then it wraps around the button to hold in place. I can unwrap the ribbon and fit the cozy to a larger or smaller cup as needed.
I ran completely out of felt making this project, so I need to pick up a bit more and then I’ll be ready to make a host of these for friends – wouldn’t it be fun to stash a few in the glove compartment, and then when I head out to a friend’s and bring the coffee, I can include a little handmade gift! I think so!
Lots of great coffee and tea themed projects on the Scrapbooker’s Paradise blog today, and you’ll want to brew up your own project and play along for the chance to win a great prize package. Have a great weekend!