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Y’all…can you believe it’s Back to School time already? I can’t! I’m kind of excited because Back to School really just signifies that FALL is around the corner and FOOTBALL! Woooo…I’ve been waiting since February to watch me some football. But enough about football. Let’s talk about this awesome DIY Coffee Koozie Sleeve that I created from Duck Tape. Yep…from Duck Tape. How cool is that?! I think this is the perfect Back to School craft project for your favorite teacher or maybe you’re heading back to school yourself and want a fun coffee koozie sleeve for your morning coffee stops.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of what you’ll need:
- 2 Rolls of your Favorite Duck Tape colors (I used the chevron and roses with hot pink and the Pineapples with neon green) (Find Duck Tape here )
- 1 Coffee Sleeve from your local coffee shop
- Washi Tape
- 1 Sheet of Felt
- Button Thread
- 1 Button
- Hot Glue Gun
- Skinny Elastic
- Thick/Long Needle
- To-Go Coffee Cup (to test final product)
- Cut out 12 – 5″ Duck Tape strips of your first color. Fold in 1/2, sticky sides towards each other.
- Cut the strips into thirds.
- Cut out 2 – 12.5″ Duck Tape strips of your second color. Fold in 1/2, sticky sides towards each other.
- Cut the strips into thirds.
- Open up your coffee sleeve. Turn the sleeve face down (so the part that hugs the cup needs to be facing down) on a piece of felt.
- Trace around the coffee sleeve and then cut it out.
- Glue the felt to the inside of the coffee sleeve (the part the hugs the cup).
- Line up your 5″ cut strips in a single row. Making sure that they are side by side.
- Once your 5″ cut strips are all in line, place a long piece of washi tape across the top so that half of the washi is holding those strips down and the other half is fixed to your work surface.
- Take one of your long strips and weave it through the short strips. Continue to do that with your other strips. (I only used 4 strips, but my final product only shows 3 of those 4 strips).
- Take another piece of washi to secure the bottom (mimic the top piece of washi) and lift off your work surface.
- Take 3 pieces of Duck Tape, 13″ in length. Flip over, sticky side up. And join them together, by overlapping just a bit.
- Take your woven Duck Tape pattern, top side facing up, and place directly in the center of the 3 pieces of Duck Tape. Press from the center out to ensure that the woven pattern is securely fastened down.
- Take your coffee sleeve, felt side down, and center it on top of your woven pattern.
- Trace around your coffee sleeve and then cut out.
- Cut a piece of the skinny elastic about 4-5″ in length. Loop it and place on the cardboard coffee sleeve’s right side. Take hot glue and glue down the loop, making sure that the loop portion is sticking out past the edge of the sleeve.
- Take a piece of Duck Tape and place over the glued down portion for extra support.
- Place your woven Duck Tape pattern and glue down on top of the cardboard sleeve. You will be making a sandwich of materials. Felt will be on the bottom, cardboard sleeve in the middle and then woven Duck Tape pattern on top.
- Cut small pieces of your main Duck Tape pattern (the 5″ strip pattern) and go around the edges of your project. Overlap maybe a 1/4″ on the part that you can see and the wrap around to the back.
- Take your button, button thread and needle. Place button on the left side and secure with needle and thread.
- Take your to-go cup and wrap your finished product around it.
Now let’s take a look at the steps in picture form…
And now you’ve got the coolest DIY Coffee Koozie Sleeve ever! Wouldn’t this be the coolest gift? Here’s another version that I made in the Black/White Chevron & Roses Duck Tape…
Here’s more fun facts about Duck Tape! Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories. There are over 200 prints and colors to choose from, making each project unique in its own way. Duck Tape is an easy crafting medium for kids of all ages. Duck Tape often does not require additional supplies such as glue, scissors, staples, etc.
Check out everything Duck Tape has to offer by heading over to their website! Browse all of the colors and patterns! Find Duck Tape here
Want more Back to School Duck Tape Craft Ideas? Check out their Pinterest Board: School Craft board on Pinterest
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