Easy Coffee Cup Craft – Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cup

Easy DIY Coffee Cup Craft - Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cups!

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)  

Easy DIY Coffee Cup Craft - Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cups!

Here’s what you do: 

First, take apart the sleeve of the coffee cup without ripping the cardboard. This will be your template.

Easy DIY Coffee Cup Craft - Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cups!

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.

Easy DIY Coffee Cup Craft - Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cups!

Easy DIY Coffee Cup Craft - Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cups!

Glue the paper onto the cardboard sleeve and glue the sleeve back together.

Easy DIY Coffee Cup Craft - Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cups!

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!).

Easy DIY Coffee Cup Craft - Personalize Your Disposable Coffee Cups!


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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

14 Responses

  1. Must pin this is so cute. I don’t drink coffee at all but I do drink the fake coffee which is my latte I can stand that and I love hot tea too so this cup will come in handy very soon

  2. I love this idea! Especially making them as gifts for people. I wonder if there is a way to put a slit in them, so that you can leave them flat when you give them, then people can sort of put them together whenever they want to use it. Know what i mean? like an opposite slit so you can slide them together? Might be a nice addition. Then you can carry them flat in your book or wherever.

  3. How creative. What a great idea to personalize your own disposable coffee cup. Makes it easier to identify your cup from your colleagues’. I love that it’s easy to do I can probably make this.

  4. I have a huge coffee problem! This looks like a great way to dress up your coffee to go cup. I think this would be a great way to give as a gift as well in a little basket.

  5. I love that Starbucks offers you a discount if you bring your own cup. I will have to visit more often. This disposable cup cozy is so cute that you made. What a creative idea. I can’t wait to make my own. I think I have the perfect piece of scrapbook paper that will be perfect for this project. Can’t wait to see how mine turns out.

  6. What a really cute idea. I love the idea of tricking myself in the morning to thinking my at-home coffee is just as special as our local coffee house or the chain coffee house in town. Plus, it would make me feel like I was hanging around in an office with all the coffee perks instead of working from home all alone. These would also make some great gifts. I have some reusable coffee cups that look like the throw away kind from Starbucks. These would be great for jazzing those up.

  7. This is adorable! I love this idea to customize your coffee. I love Starbucks as well and I had no idea about the phone pick up. We do have a few coffee cups so we can save at Starbucks but never thought to personalize it. I love that especially since i love doing DIYs. Thank you for sharing.

  8. This is such a cute idea and so easy! There is nothing worse then putting your cup down somewhere and losing it or getting it mixed up with the person beside you! I have some coffee lovers in the family so I will keep this in mind for upcoming DIY gifts!

  9. That’s pretty cool!

    Like you – I’m always thinking of ways I can reduce my wastage when ordering a takeaway coffee. When you’re as coffee obsessed as I am, you can only think about minimising your impact on the world!

    Some other quick and easy tips
    1) Use a reusable keeper cup – this is an obvious one, but there are some funky designs out there!

    2) Say NO to a coffee cup lid – these are made from plastic most of the time – not good. Coffee tastes better without one anyway!

  10. What a wonderful design and it’s reusable + recyclable as well (assuming your city has a recycling program set up)! Where I live, recycling isn’t a problem for those types of paper cups that are lined with polyethylene (the sleeve is an automatic given).

    Btw, the BBC just posted an article about the mountainous problem of disposable (recyclable) cups and some cities/countries still don’t have the logistics set up to handle this. Apparently, in the UK alone, 2.5 billion cups are disposed of incorrectly (aren’t recycled).

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