Christmas is quickly approaching and we’re definitely thinking of easy DIY gifts to give out to friends, family and colleagues that won’t break the bank. This felt DIY coffee sleeve /cozy is easy and inexpensive to make, and it’s perfect for the weather too! Join me and learn how to create this fun gift that you can personalize and give to just about anyone!
- Glimmer Felt Sheets / Stiff Felt (red)
- Cup Cozy Pattern (download here – for personal use only)
- Warm & Cozy Cut File (download here – for personal use only)
- Heat Transfer Material (white)
- Hot Glue (optional)
Step 1. First, print and cut the cup sleeve pattern. I like printing it on cardstock to keep it sturdy when I am using it as a template to cut on other materials, such as stiff felt. Trace and cut the pattern onto stiff felt – you have the option of doubling up the felt, but since stiff felt is somewhat thicker than normal felt, I left it at one layer.
Step 2. Size and cut your design on heat transfer material using an electronic die-cutter – you can use the design I created, or make your own and personalize it further! Different sayings are fun, too – make one for each day of the week. Weed the negative parts so you are left with just the design. No electronic die cutter? No problem! Use already-cut iron-on letters and make your own design as well.
Step 3. Use your iron and iron down your design onto the felt piece. Make sure you add enough pressure to ensure the heat transfer material sticks.
Step 4. Once the heat transfer is firmly stuck to the felt, carefully peel off the carrier sheet and and discard it.
Step 5. Attach your velcro one side in front with the design and the other side in the back on the opposite side. I used a stick-on velcro and wanted to ensure it won’t come off easily so I used hot glue to secure the sticky backs as well.
And you’re done! With the right tools, this DIY coffee sleeve comes together easily in less than an hour.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.