Coffee is the perfect drink to enjoy on any occasion. It’s great in the morning when you need a quick pick-me-up, or at night when you’re trying to finish up your work before calling it a day. But if you’re like me and buy a lot of your coffee from Starbucks or other coffee shops, you are probably going through a LOT of disposable coffee cups.
Did you know that you can save money on your coffee by bringing your own cup with you? Save money and save the environment by buying a reusable cup and personalizing it with this cute craft idea!
You can also buy a batch of disposable cups, wash them and reuse them a few times to at least make things a little better. Disposable cups also have great value in craft projects, so save them up and use your imagination to figure out something amazing to do with them later!
Onto our project. For this example, I used a disposable cardboard cup that I got in a pack online. It came with its own cardboard sleeve, which is what we’ll be personalizing. We can then reuse it over and over again.
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 it. 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 you need to be careful not to write too dark that it’ll show on your final design.
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.
Remember – if you bring your own cup, you can get money off your drinks! YAY!
If you have a coffee lover in your life, why not make a few of these cardboard sleeves and give them as a gift, along with a gift card to their favorite coffee shop! Such a cool idea that’s a little different from the norm.
How cute is that? Honestly, this is a great project for a rainy day when you’re feeling creative but don’t have a lot of time. You can get quite a few of these done in not a lot of time, so it’s perfect for moms during your kids’ naptimes.
Paper crafts are always a great idea, and I hope you’ll give it a try.
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.