Make This! DIY Coffee Sleeve | Video Tutorial

Feeling a little crafty this Valentine's Day? Follow along with our tutorial and learn how to make an adorable coffee sleeve for the coffee lover in your life!

You'll Need: Cardboard Sleeve, Felt, Marker, Scissors, Needle, Embroidery Thread

  1. Start by tracing the cardboard sleeve onto the felt (you can make three sleeves out of one piece of felt if you space them evenly). Cut out the traced sleeve portion.
  2. Using the other piece of felt, you can cut a square, fold it in half, then cut a half heart shape to end up with a symmetrical heart.
  3. Grab your needle and thread and start with about 2-3 feet of thread. Thread your needle at one end of the thread and tie a double knot at the other end. Start sewing from the back of the sleeve and continue sewing around the heart, going up through the heart and down through just the backing piece. Finish on the backside by making a shallow stitch and knot, then repeating this for a double knot, then trimming any excess thread.
  4. Cut another length of thread around 3-4 feet, then thread the needle and tie a double knot at the opposite end. Start again on the backside of the sleeve, this time sewing in a circular motion around the edge of the sleeve. Once you've made it around all of the edges, make a shallow stitch on the backside and knot, then repeat, trimming away any excess thread.
  5. Flip the sleeve over and using the cardboard sleeve as a guide, lightly mark where the sleeve will overlap. Create your loop, making sure that the edges line up and that it is slightly wider at the top. Cut about 2 feet of thread, thread the needle and double knot the opposite end. Stitch through the overlapping portions of the sleeve, going up and then down, making a series of "x" patterns as you go. This will provide strength to your coffee sleeve! Finish off the stitch as before, on the inside with a double knot, trimming away excess thread.
  6. Slide onto a cup of coffee and enjoy! 
     

Crafty Holiday Gift Guide (aka: All the Things on My List!)

Still have some last minute shopping to do for those crafty people in your life? Here are a few things that I have on my own list that I know your creative friends will jump up and down for! Be the fantastic elf in their lives and show them you love their DIY style with one (or two) of these gifts for crafty betches!

1. Mad Crafty Yo Keychain - RiverValleyJewelry - $24

3. DIY or Die Patch - MyApronObsession - $5

4. Metal Stamping Kit - Amazon - $70

5. Crafty Pin of Doom - IAmKnitPunk - $8

7. Craft Hoarder Patch - Zellya Designs - $6

8. Singer Sewing Machine Enamel Pin - FickleCraftroom - $9

9. DIY til I Die Glue Gun Enamel Pin - rebeccamarquez - $8

10. Essential Colors Glitter Set - Martha Stewart Crafts - Amazon - $20

On Mondays, we party!

I'm a little late on the Trailer Tuesday front - but I've been trying to recover for the last few days! In addition to the Kickstart the Craft Cruiser Party on Monday, I also taught 5 other classes this past week, all while trying to fight off a cold! So, a bit of sleep was in order!! :)

I can not thank everyone who came out to the Kickstart the Craft Cruiser party enough! It means the world to me to have support from so many wonderful people! I can't wait to get the Cruiser up and running and show it off to the world! 

I'll keep it short and sweet this week and just give you a party recap in photos! Be on the lookout for next Tuesday's post with more trailer updates!

Photo courtesy of  Birch Collective .

Photo courtesy of Birch Collective.

Photo courtesy of Amy Knox.

Photo courtesy of Amy Knox.

Check out those tail lights! :)

Check out those tail lights! :)

Getting close to party time!

So, I am in another period of waiting for parts to come in before we can get back to work on the trailer! 

There's a lot to do to get ready for the Kickstart the Craft Cruiser Party though, so it's kind of a good thing! I am getting so excited for our party! There's going to be so much crafty fun! As a surprise, we are opening up a select number of 1 craft tickets! Choose the Crown Town Nail & String, the Terrific Terrarium, or the Panthers Pride Necklace. You will also get one beer ticket with your craft ticket.

Don't forget that our friends who choose the 2-craft option get a beer ticket, swag bag filled with lots of goodies, and we're even throwing in a raffle ticket! (Those who get the 3-craft option also get all these goodies!)

I'm starting to put together the raffle prizes, and man, are there some good ones! Check out this prize pack filled with goodness!

In LOVE with the glitter frame from  Dearborn Drive !

In LOVE with the glitter frame from Dearborn Drive!

Will we see you on the 26th? We hope you'll come out, check out the cruiser, and have a fantastic time!! Thanks for supporting us and our gypsy dream! Get your tickets here!