I come from a family of coffee fanatics (all except me, that is). So, when I was thinking about making a little something to send to my Mom to wish her a Happy Valentine’s Day, I immediately thought of a holiday themed coffee cup sleeve. It’s a fun gift that’s quick and easy to make, very inexpensive, and fits right into an envelope for easy mailing.
The supplies you need for one coffee cup sleeve:
a sock (I found pairs of holiday themed socks at the dollar store), some fabric glue like Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives, a pair of scissors, and any embellishments you’d like to add to your coffee sleeve. Buttons, felt shapes, charms, and beads all make good choices. I decided that I wanted the look of the stitching as part of the detail so I’m also using some embroidery floss and a needle to add those on.
Coffee Cup Sleeve Step One:
With a typical pair of socks, I’m able to get two coffee sleeves from one sock. First, I cut the foot from the top. Then I trim the toe and heel from the foot. The straight rectangular sections are perfect for the coffee cup sleeves!
Coffee Cup Sleeve Step Two:
I find that with some socks, the cut edges may tend to curl a bit. This is where the Fabri-Tac comes in handy. Simply use it to fold the edge under and secure it.
I sewed on a button and charm (it says “Follow your heart”). You could also sew or glue on pretty ribbons or lace trims.
This is Craft Lightning, Valentine’s Day edition, week! All week long some of your favourite crafty bloggers have been sharing their ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts that take 15 minutes or less to make. Check them out here: