This has been a very busy holiday season for me. I'm so behind that I haven't even put up a single Christmas tree. That is very odd for me because I usually put up four Christmas trees and go crazy on the decorations. I also haven't been able to do several of the Christmas posts that I planned on doing. So this post is for all of you that may be as behind as me this holiday season.
|Isn't this the cutest vintage picture? I remember my great grandmother used to have Christmas cards from the forties and fifties and this was one of the cards in the box. I always loved it.|
In my post on how to make your own Thanksgiving napkins, I told you to keep the sleeves of the flannel shirt as I was going to show you how to make them into a simple gift in a later post.
This is that post! Today, I am going to show you how to make a flannel coffee cup cozie. Honestly, this may be one of the simplest projects I will ever post. But it is so darn cute!!!
Flannel Coffee Cup Cozie
I think that this makes a cute, inexpensive Christmas gift and it takes almost no time to make. I used a chalkboard version of Not A Paper Cup that I found on eBay. But you can use any cup that matches your cozie. To complete the gift, put some dry coco or coffee into the mug.
|I love the chalk board cup. You can write your name on it, make a funny face, draw a picture, I just love the options that it allows. This time I made a face and bow tie. I think he looks adorable.|
1 flannel shirt,XL
paper cup or I'm Not A Paper Cup mug or a mug of a similar shape
1. Find a flannel shirt that has seen better days and you are willing to cut up. In my case, I had cut off the sleeves of a flannel shirt that I had used to make Thanksgiving napkins; which is why mine is brown and cream.
2. Undo all of the buttons on the sleeve to create a flat cutting area.
3. Using fabric scissors, carefully cut along the edge of the hemmed side of the cuff. I like to follow along the inside edge as it gets a closer cut to the outside edge. Take your time doing this, you don't want it to look ragged.
4. Button your cozie back together and put on a paper cup or a mug that is shaped like a paper cup.
And now that you have something to keep your cup warm, here is something delicious to put inside of it. I don't drink coffee, and 'tis the season for cocoa so I am including this recipe that I found on epicurious.com for homemade cocoa for one.
I hope that you enjoy!