I’m not a coffee drinker but I’d have to be totally oblivious to have not noticed that most of the world does drink coffee. A couple of months ago I picked up a cute pink sweater on clearance at the thrift store (there’s not a big demand for sweaters in July). I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with the sweater until a recent trip past a local coffee shop and then I knew. I made this adorable, and embarrassingly easy, DIY upcycled cup sleeve that would be perfect for a gift idea any coffee lover. It’s also the perfect gift this month in honor of breast cancer awareness.
DIY Upcycled Cup Sleeve
The perfect gift idea for:
It all started with this clearance sweater at a local thrift store. Since no one was looking for girls’ sweaters in July, I didn’t feel guilty buying it to repurpose. I particularly liked the cable pattern on the sweater and on the sleeves.
As soon as I realized I wanted to make DIY cup sleeves from this sweater, it took me about 3 minutes to make each sleeve (really!). I wanted the cuff folded down, so I started by doing that. Then I simply laid a cup on top of the sleeve and cut the sleeve about an inch longer than the cup.
This DIY cup sleeve almost makes me want to start drinking coffee. Nah, but I’m still charmed by them. Pair this cozy DIY upcycled cup sleeve with a coffee gift card or a fancy bag of coffee, and voila, a great gift idea.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.