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DIY | Halloween’s Bat Mug Sleeves

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Fall is here so probably it’s time to make your home more cozy and warm. I don’t mean to fire up your radiators but to add some details to your decor that will make it look cozier. For example, you can start with dressing up your cups into some cozy warmers. Some of them are quick and easy to make while for others you should have some skills and free time. Anyway, check them out and start to make your home more cozy for this Halloween! This will be the best mug sleeve for our Homemade Apple Cider drink for this Halloween.

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One of the ideas on my boards was a fabric coffee sleeve. It turned out to be a fun and simple sewing project. And, it’s so handy to keep in the office when you go get your coffee so you don’t get yourself burnt! I read an article online that 14 billion cups of coffee are served each year, each wrapped in their own cardboard coffee sleeve. That’s a lot of waste for a piece of cardboard that only gets used for a short time each morning. Why not make your own, unique fabric coffee sleeve to cut back on waste and add some fun color to your white coffee cup!

Since it is Halloween, we also make our cup sleeve into the shape of a bat. This is the best give you can ever make and give it as a gift. It simple and fun to make.

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To make one, you’ll need this coffee cup bat sleeve pattern.  As when printing any pattern, make sure it doesn’t scale down to print.  The pattern should measure 10 3/4″ straight across the top (corner to corner, not on the curve) and 9 1/8″ across the bottom (again, corner to corner).  It’s just barely under 3″ wide.  I use “borderless printing” in my print options to make sure the pattern prints full size. It is as simple as what I mention above.

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Also, I am a huge fan of the $2.70 reusable plastic cup/lid from Starbucks – lightweight, inexpensive, easy to clean and I’m saving, even more, paper.

Even though many people opt to buy insulated travel mugs, but some can’t go in the dishwasher and the cracks and crevices of the slider/flip top lids often don’t get completely clean. Plus, for $2.70 a cup, and a few bucks for supplies to make a DIY reusable felt sleeve, this reusable combo doesn’t get any more budget friendly. Let’s get started!

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Place you Coffee Bat Sleeve Template onto your felt, cut fabric using the Coffee Bat Sleeve Template. Cut the Fabric glue of a rectangle.

Iron the 3 pieces together, having the fabric glue at the midden. You can cut out a small piece of fabric for the eyes and mouth or you could spend the time to embroidered them out, like Angela who devoted in embroidery.

And there you have it – your completed coffee sleeve!  This project only took us about 30 minutes. Thus, it is not only great for our environment, it makes your cups looking lovely!

Please make them and take a photo, send us an email, tag us on Instagram, tweet us, anything. We love to yours! There will be more exclusive stories on our #stellerstories profile thus check it out whenever you can! 

xoxo, Joe.

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