I don’t know about you, but I drink a LOT of coffee. My not-so-secret addiction is Starbucks. It’s been especially bad lately because they’ve just introduced the option to order on your phone and pick up. So now it is SO easy and fast to get coffee, and I’m spending a [not so] small fortune every week. Someone stop me!
But I digress. Coffee is kind of my life blood. I’m pretty sure if someone stuck a needle in my vein, I’d spurt out caffeine. But needs must when you’re a mom of three, right?!
But coffee doesn’t have to be boring. You can jazz up your morning fix by making your very own cute sleeve to reuse. It’s simple and fast and lots of fun. Make a few different ones if you want and switch them out. You’ll give your barista a smile for sure!
You will need:
disposable coffee cup with lid and sleeve
a sheet of heavy scrapbook paper (On this one we chose a paper that had the “love” design already on the paper.
pen or pencil
glue (any glue or glue gun work well)
Here’s what you do:
First, take apart the sleeve of the coffee cup without ripping the cardboard. This will be your template.
Lay the sleeve on the scrapbook paper and trace. Make sure that you position the sleeve on the paper correctly so that you get the look you want from the design. In this case, I wanted to make sure the LOVE logo was captured, so it involved flipping the paper a few times. You can always trace on the front of the scrapbook paper, but just be careful not to smear your pencil.
Cut out the sleeve from your scrapbook paper.
Glue the paper onto the cardboard sleeve and glue the sleeve back together.
Slip the sleeve on your coffee cup and you are done! SO SIMPLE!
The great thing is that the sleeve can be used over and over again. When you pick up your Starbucks, you don’t have to waste cardboard by having one of their sleeves. In fact, if you bring your own cup, you can get money off your drinks! YAY! In fact, here are some great tips for saving money on Starbucks!
If you have a coffee-lover in your life, why not make them some of these cute sleeves and present them (maybe along with a Starbucks gift card!) to him or her as a gift. I know I’d LOVE to receive these (hint hint!).