Oh just the smell of coffee lifts me up. I like the taste of coffee in my mouth and I like the aroma that stays in the room while coffee is brewing. Coffee is almost like a soul food for me, or should I say soul drink? Since I have no plans to kick the habit, I might as well make a coffee sleeve diy.
I have to tell you that I had so much fun making these. I’m sure you will, too, so let me show you how.
Felt tacky glue ( Aleene’s Felt & Foam Tacky Glue)
First, I sketched images of an octopus and a fish on scratch paper. Then I cut them out. I also had a coffee sleeve template on paper.
I traced the sleeve template on the felt and then cut it out. Then I made another one in dark brown which I will use for the inner lining. Use two layers of felt to make it thicker.
Apply the felt tacky glue on the sleeve edges and attach the other piece of sleeve. Make sure to press it together to make the glue adhere to the fabric.
Then I traced the octopus template on the felt. You can choose any color of felt you like.
I cut out some felt for the eyes and mouth of the octopus.
Glue the eyes and mouth onto the felt octopus.
Now, move to the fish template on felt and cut out two pieces in different colors.
Cut some felt for the eyes, mouth and scales.
Using the felt tacky glue, attach the eyes, mouth and scales to the body of thefish.
Now that you have the sea creatures, you can attach them to the sleeve. Apply glue on the back of the felt octopus, place at the center of the sleeve and press it hard onto it.
Next, glue the felt fish on one side of the sleeve and glue the other fish on the other side. Make the mouths of the fish meet at the center of the sleeve. So that it becomes kissing fish.
After you’ve glued the adorable sea creatures, Glue the edge of the sleeve and attach the other end. Make it overlap about 1/4 of an inch. Clip it together until it dries.
If you’ve enjoyed making these. I have another felt craft you might want to make. Check out this sleep mask diy tutorial.
Felt No-sew Coffee Sleeve
The last step is to brew some coffee, put the sleeve on your mug, smile and breathe. Project done. Remember to pack the other sleeve in your bag to use when you take out coffee from Starbucks, or maybe from Tim Horton’s if you wanna be smarter with your money. If I were you, I would brew my coffee at home and chug it along.
You can totally rock this!
If you’d like to make and skip drawing the templates, you can get the happy octopus and kissing fish pattern plus 4 more adorable designs for free! Sweet, right. Free coffee sleeve patterns all for you.