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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
scissors
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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Mastura

Monday 13th of November 2017

Just great idea and wonderful design. From creativity always nice gorgeous thing comes..

Pamala Gomaj

Tuesday 4th of July 2017

What a creative idea! I love your idea to customize your coffee. I want to surprise my friends with this personalized coffee cup. Thanks for sharing your tips.

Mark

Monday 17th of October 2016

Love this! ....I'm going to surprise the wife with this personalized coffee cup next time I pass by her work.

Joycelyn Shih

Friday 29th of July 2016

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).

Alex

Tuesday 10th of May 2016

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!

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