Make my campfire coffee cozy DIY with felt flames and logs! This cute handmade coffee cozy not only protects your hands but also brings joy to your cup.
While I’m not a particularly heavy coffee drinker I’ve been known to enjoy my oat milk mint mocha from time to time. If I buy coffee once a week I’m using 52 of these little guys. Buy coffee every workday and it skyrockets up to 260. Ouch.
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Reduce, reuse, recycle …and show some personality to boot. I made this cozy campfire coffee insulator out of some felt and old fabric scraps.
Supplies for making my campfire coffee cozy insulator wrap:
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- Cardboard coffee insulator to use as a pattern
- Bit of khaki fabric for outside
- Bit of red fabric for lining
- Therm O Web HeatnBond iron-on vinyl (optional to prevent stains)
- Felt – red, yellow, orange and brown
- Thick, crisp ‘hat brim’ interfacing (1/8th inch or so thick)
- Red thread
- Red double fold bias tape
- Orange embroidery floss
How to make campfire coffee cozy DIY insulator wraps
Step 1: Cut coffee cozy insulator wrap pieces
Using your cardboard coffee insulator as a pattern cut out the khaki fabric, red fabric, interfacing, and vinyl. If you choose to use vinyl you will avoid some potential coffee stains; following the package directions iron the vinyl onto the khaki fabric.
Your interfacing should be about 1/8th thick; it’s almost like flexible fabric cardboard. Get the good stuff so that you can be sure it’s insulating.
Step 2: Sew binding tape to the coffee cozy top
Sandwich the interfacing between the khaki fabric on top and red fabric on the bottom. Sew binding tape *onto the top only* for now.
Step 3: Add out campfire flames and logs to the DIY coffee cozy
Cut out three flames in different sizes plus two logs. Using three strands of embroidery thread handsew the largest flame onto the khaki fabric through the interfacing but not the red layer. This will make sure your stitches don’t show on the finished wrap. Repeat for all three layers of flames and the logs. I made my flames stick above the top; I think it’s cuter and more fun that way.
Step 4: Sew bias tape on the sides and bottom
Sew bias tape on the bottom through the khaki, interfacing and red layers like you did the top. See now how your flame stitches are hidden? Sew bias tape on the sides, folding down a bit extra on both tops and bottoms.
Step 5: Sew coffee wrap into a circle
Now shape it into a wrap and sew back and forth for security across the top and bottom.
Voila! Campfire cozy coffee!
Be sure to also check out my prentend paper campfire play set with printable paper marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate to make s’mores.
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Sunday 27th of November 2011
As a grown ex Blue Bird/Camp Fire girl, these will be Great gifts for the group of ex leaders that my mom still meets up with once a month. They are meeting up for their annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange very soon. Thank you for the inspiration!!
Saturday 20th of August 2011
I will be using this idea for a name tag for my Brownies! Thank you.
Sunday 21st of August 2011
Hi Danielle, it will be perfect for Brownies! I hope they like it - they can work towards that "Crafts" badge ;)
Saturday 11th of April 2009
It's so genius I can hardly stand it!
Wednesday 30th of July 2008
This just makes me happy.