Make a Mug Cozy

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

You know it’s Fall when your mug is wearing a sweater! What a great way to keep your tea hot, in the cooler months.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

I made my mug cozy out of a felted wool sweater. You can use an old wool sweater, or find one at a thrift store. You turn the wool into felt by washing it with very hot water and a few golf balls in the washing machine, see the whole tutorial I shared a while ago here. The beauty of felted wool is that just like regular felt, the edges won’t fray after they’re cut, making this a really simple project.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

I made a long strip that would fit around my mug, and tapered the end to fit through the handle. Then I sewed a pretty old mother of pearl button on one end and made a snip for a button hole at the other. It’s that simple. I love how fuzzy and creamy and soft it is. So pretty.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

Of course I had to guild the lily. Years ago I saw this saying on a magnet and thought it would be perfect for this project… and it’s true. 😉 “Where there is tea, there is hope.” I used a little piece of cotton material, and my alphabet stamps and stamped it in black ink.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

Then, I added a little embroidered pink heart to the corner, cause if you’re going for cute, I heart hearts.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

I used some pink thread in my sewing machine to stitch the fabric to the mug cozy.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

Love the results and no more cold tea by the end of my massive cups.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

DIY Mug Cozy -make a simple mug cozy from an old wool sweater.  The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.  See how to make the cozy, and personalize with a stamped message.

With hot tea on a cool day, life really is a party, a cozy little party for one.

This post is linked up at French Country Cottage, Tidy Mom, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, and Craftberry Bush.

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  1. Wow- this is a lot easier then it looks! You may have conviced me to give it a shot!

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