Insulate a Penguin Mug

Apr 9th

Penguin mug – Whether your mug need a facelift or simply do not hold your coffee cold, there’s no need to buy a new one. Instead insulate your mug and pretty at the same time with a homemade mug cozy. These soft cozies not only insulate your mug and keep your coffee hot longer, but also add a personal touch to an otherwise ordinary penguin mug.

Penguin Mug Small
Penguin Mug Small

Instructions

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Measure the circumference and height of your penguin mug and the width of the cup handle. Subtract about? Inches from the height of the cup and subtract the width of the mug handle from the perimeter. Cut a rectangle from all your felt colors with your final measurements. Choose your main color and put it on top of another piece of felt. For example, if you choose brown and aqua blanket and want to aqua to be the main color, place it on top of the brown.

Draw simple designs in chalk on your top piece of felt. Cut them out with scissors so the bottom felt the color show through. For example, you can draw stylized owls, polka dots or flowers. Also sew around the edges of your cut-out patterns. This gives your cozy a patchwork look. Stitch three buttons to the left short side of your cozy.  Cut three tie string about 3 inches long. Bend each piece of wire in a loop and sew the ends on the right short side cozy as you did the keys on the left side. Wrap the cozy around your penguin mug and loop macramé loops over the keys to close the cozy around the mug.

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