Quick Boho Fringed Felt Coffee Sleeves
It doesn’t really get cold where I live but we do get the occasional chill. And when that slightly cooler weather rolls in I find myself desperate to pretend it’s fall. I’ll pop on a sweater or hoodie (because when it’s normally in the 90’s 72 feels chilly even if it isn’t really) and always, always enjoy a hot beverage. My yard might be green and need to be mowed year-round, but on those chilly days I can pretend that the leaves might be falling off of the palm trees any day now 🙂
I like my hot beverages HOT. There’s a fine line between a perfectly heated beverage and a burned roof of the mouth and I’ve crossed it a time or two, unfortunately, but that hasn’t changed my mine. Give me coffee steaming hot or iced but none of this lukewarm business!
It’s amazing I can drink something so warm that bothers my hands to touch, and so I decided to keep my hands from getting overly hot with some homemade felt sleeves. Acrylic craft felt is cheap, think $0.25-0.40 apiece and if you already have a craft stash you can pull out fun little things like pompom trim and tassels, this is one project that most certainly will not break the bank. I busted out this fun pompom and tassel trims I got at Michael’s a while back ago but wasn’t sure what to do with. It turns out it’s the perfect adornment to make perfectly boho felt coffee sleeves. Got 5 minutes? You can whip these guys up in no time and fancy up your coffee, too!
For this project you will need:
- Acrylic craft felt (thicker is better but any will do)
- Hot glue
- Free coffee sleeve template printable
Now this sleeve will fit on coffee shop cups as well as those reuseable coffee cups you can buy at big box stores. I scored this set of 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree.
Place your template onto your felt (I’m using a scrap here) and cut the shape out with super sharp scissors… the sharper the cleaner the cut.
I used regular craft felt and then some 2mm I accidentally purchased a while back (the purple) and I have to say that I just LOVE the sleeve made by the thicker felt. If you raid the craft stash, use what you’ve got, but if you’re buying supplies anyway, I might suggest going with the thicker felt for a more comfortable sleeve.
One end of your sleeve is angled. This is the area that you’ll use to glue the piece around on itself and form the circle shape. The area near this spot needs to be left free of decoration so that you can easily glue it together.
Raid that stash and start hot gluing embellishments to your sleeves. I found that when using felt and tassels, less is more.
When attaching things that will wrap around the entire sleeve, leave a bit of extra on the straight edge, making sure to leave that angled area free.
Once decorated to your fancy bring the sleeve around and glue the flat side onto the angled side.
Bring that extra bit of trim you left on the flat side over the seam to make the trim look nice and neat.
I decided to add gold ribbon to mine AFTER I did the tassel trim and it. was. a. nightmare. Be sure you’re happy with the design BEFORE you glue the sleeve into the circular piece!
Slid your sleeves onto your reusable cups and you’re set!
Now aren’t those super cute? And they both took less than 10 minutes to create!
If you’ve got kiddos, this is a fun project for them to make gifts for family members with the holidays upon us.
Simply substitute hot glue for any felt or tacky glue and allow the sleeves ample dry time before finishing up.