DIY Mug Cozy -how to make a mug cozy from an old wool sweater. The perfect way to keep your tea or coffee warm and cozy, or a great gift.
You know it’s Fall when your mug is wearing a sweater! This DIY mug cozy is a great way to keep your tea hot, in the cooler months.
- old wool sweater
- cotton fabric
- alphabet stamps
- black ink
- pink embroidery cotton
- needle and thread
- sewing machine
How To Make A Mug Cozy
1. 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 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Then, I added a little embroidered pink heart to the corner. Because if you’re going for cute, I heart hearts.
I used some pink thread in my sewing machine to stitch the fabric to the mug cozy.
Love the results and no more cold tea by the end of my massive cups.
With hot tea on a cool day, life really is a party, a cozy little party for one.
You might also like our Fall Tea Party here.
Also check out our Teacups Candles here.
You might also enjoy Teacup Fairy Garden here.