So if you want to get technical caffeine is bad for me because I have IC BUT Rob and I got a Keurig when Mimmie came to visit so she could have her coffee by the cup and on demand. And somehow it just so happens that I got a weensy bit addicted to a morning cup of steaming bad for me. Well, it is what it is.
I figure that after I get past the hump of all of the junk that is currently going on (the site got hacked, the site got audited, the site is getting fixed, the site is costing me money, money, money) and I’m spending less time stressing out about the future of my livelihood, then I’ll ween myself back off of the stuff that is basically helping keep me upright at this very moment. I am oh, so, tired and on my second cup at 9:35 a.m. Eep!
But because I like my things fancy, even if I shouldn’t have them, I made myself some pretty coffee sleeves that are a heck of a lot cuter than those Starbucks cups which I am NOT getting because life is too expensive to waste money on overpriced (but oh, so good and I miss it!) designer coffee.
Not going to lie, this didn’t work out 100% as planned. See that beauty with the rhinestones? Sucker is HEAVY which I didn’t really predict and, for whatever reason, I was thinking that these mugs were heavier than they are. But these reusable plastic coffee cups are super light so once my cup is about 3/4 of the way empty my bidness starts tipping over like “My London, London bridge wanna go down?” <– yes that’s Fergie… deal with it :) BUT I’ve got some ceramic mugs on order (what? when I kick the habit I still want to drink hot stuff) that the weight won’t be an issue.
For this project you will need:
- Coffee sleeve from expensive but oh, so, wonderful java house
- Fabric glue (used this for the first time and crazy, wonderful LOVE)
- Pretty embellishments
Take your paper coffee sleeve and carefully open up where it is glued down. Place down on your felt and use your marker to trace and use as a pattern.
Now at this point I realized what a bad idea this was but I wasn’t budging. My little flower has a clip on it and that is a big reason why I liked it but, it’s just too heavy for my plastic cups. But I kept on because that’s what I do. At least I’m not pretending like this worked with flying colors so you’re all “hey, this didn’t work for me, what’s up?!” like I sometimes deal with using tutorials online.
iLoveToCreate sent me this stuff ages ago and I never used it. Digging around for my trusty liquid bottle of Fabric Fusion I decided to give this a go and I’m so glad I did. So easy. So neat and not messy at all. This is happening more, folks so feel free to grab a roll for future projects up here!
Cut your tape to fit inside of the felt and apply one side. You’ll still have a piece of paper on the top protecting the other sticky side. Use scissors to cut anything that goes over the sides of the felt.
Remove the other side of paper and you have this visible, clear tape on the fabric that is wicked sticky so be careful.
Fold the sleeve together and press down. Trim up any wonky edges where things don’t want to properly line up.
Now on this one the flower just clipped on like I showed you above.
And there we go. Lovely. Nothing but flower really but very, very pretty. And like one of my favorite gals, Dolly, a bit top heavy.
Now this one works So. Much. Better. because the flowers are a ton lighter in weight.
I used a piece of the adhesive tape to stick the two flowers together and then used that tape to stick onto the mint green coffee sleeve.
Boom! Isn’t that lovely? This one works, really, really well. I like the other one better (can you say rhinestones?) but this one is way cuter than a plain coffee cup any day of the week!
To be honest, yet again, I totally love these sleeves SO MUCH and I’m even thinking they’d make lovely little gifts with a reusable cup and maybe a mini coffee lovers basket of beans and whatnot or something. Definitely anybody who loves to accessorize would be slaying it with these :)