Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DIY Mug Cozy

For the rest of this week we'll be posting some handmade and homemade gift ideas for all of you last minute gifters! I say this and laugh a little to myself because I am still finishing my knitting projects, sewing projects, baking projects, soap making projects and fifty other things that are on my "to do" list. Thankfully my oldest grand-daughter finished her project early so she is sharing her idea with you. We just finished making goat's milk soap, stay tuned we'll be posting that within the next couple of days.
For a cute little gift project, I bought clear glass mugs at the dollar store or you could also use any glass mugs you already have. Place one serving of hot cocoa mix, Simply Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix, in a baggie and tie the top with a ribbon. I hot glued 2 candy canes together to make a heart shape and placed them inside the mug.
For the little mug warmer, I measured the circumference of the mug and subtracted an inch. If you are a beginner or need knitting instructions, there are some great videos on YouTube. I began by casting on 14 stitches using size 9 knitting needles, I like the knit stitch. After casting off, I sewed 2 buttons on one side and made 2 loops on the other side to button it. You wouldn't need to use buttons, I thought it was a fun little idea but you could just sew the 2 ends together with yarn. That's it...really simple but fun to put together!
Have a great time creating your gifts!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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