No-Sew Cup Cozy for Mom

This No-Sew Homemade Cup Cozy is perfect for Mother's Day or anytime you want to let Mom know she's on your heart. She will love that you made it yourself!

By contributing writer Beth

This No-Sew Homemade Cup Cozy is perfect for Mother’s Day or anytime you want to let Mom know she’s on your heart. She will love that you made it yourself!

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy Supplies at The Happy Housewife

Supplies Needed

Instructions

1. Measure the circumference of the hair elastic when it is at rest (unstretched).

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy  at The Happy Housewife

2. Cut the red felt to a rectangle that will fit around about 2/3 of the holding area of the cup. The length should be no longer than the circumference of the elastic.

3. Cut a piece of pink felt a little smaller than the red piece.

4. Cut the trim to fit along the bottom of the red piece of felt.

5. Place a line of glue at the very bottom of the red felt. Allow it to set for about 10 seconds to get a little tacky.

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy  at The Happy Housewife

Firmly press the lace trim into the glue. You might even consider adding a few books on top of this to apply a few minutes of pressure.

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy  at The Happy Housewife

6. Apply a liberal amount of glue onto the red felt where the pink felt will be positioned.

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy  at The Happy Housewife

Press the pink felt into the glue firmly for about 20 seconds. Don’t worry if the edges overhang a tiny bit. We’ll trim that later.

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy  at The Happy Housewife

7. Glue the heart to the pink felt. You’ll need a lot of glue for each of these steps because felt doesn’t like to be glued together. It’s mean that way. So use a lot of glue and pressure to get the job done.

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy  at The Happy Housewife

8. Trim any overhanging lace or felt to make the edges nice and neat.

9. Cut a rectangle of felt to fit on the back side of the main piece of red felt. This is going to be the element that holds your elastic in place. Glue the TOP only of the rectangle to the red main felt piece.

Allow the glue to dry for 1 hour. I know this sounds like a long time, but you really need these elements to be solid before you move to the next step.

No Sew Felt Cup Cozy  at The Happy Housewife

10. When the glue is dry, turn the cozy upside down and form it in a cup shape. The unglued portion of the felt flap will be facing up. Place the hair elastic INTO the felt flap.

Glue the other edge of the felt (once again, the top edge) so that the elastic is glued into a felt sleeve. You may want to use pins or clamps to hold this in place. It is crucial that this sleeve dries completely or your cozy will fall apart. Let it dry overnight before removing the pins or clamps.

Your cozy is ready for gifting!

When you stretch the elastic it will be exposed and the felt cozy will look like an apron on 2/3 of the cup. It doesn’t go all the way around the cup. If it did, the elastic wouldn’t be able to shrink back.

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DIY Tangerine Lip Scrub

This Tangerine Lip Scrub exfoliates dry skin around your lips and helps to moisturize them. It's easy to make and has a delicious tangerine flavor.

This Tangerine Lip Scrub exfoliates dry skin around your lips and helps to moisturize them. It’s easy to make and has a delicious tangerine flavor. It would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift!

This Tangerine Lip Scrub exfoliates dry skin around your lips and helps to moisturize them. It's easy to make and has a delicious tangerine flavor.

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until well blended.
2. Transfer to airtight lip scrub containers and store for up to 3 months.

This Tangerine Lip Scrub exfoliates dry skin around your lips and helps to moisturize them. It's easy to make and has a delicious tangerine flavor.

How to Use

1. Wet lips with warm water.
2. Generously apply the tangerine sugar lip scrub to lips.
3. Rub in a circular motion to allow the sugar to exfoliate.
4. Rinse dry with warm water (try not to lick it off).
5. Pat dry with towel.
6. Apply your favorite lip balm.

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How to Make a Shopkins Headband

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

Does your little girl love Shopkins? This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The headband would make a great gift and you can customize it with any fabric for holidays or special occasions (think 4th of July or Christmas), or you could use school colors. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

Supplies Needed

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

Instructions

1. Iron the fabric and then cut out 3 pieces with these dimensions: 9 x 4 inches, 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, 1 1/2 x 3 inches.

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

2. Fold over the 2 long sides of each piece about 1/2 inch and iron.This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

3. Fold the 2 small sides of your largest pieces into the center.

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.
4. Now place the small rectangle on the large rectangle and sew a basic hand stitch down the center.

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

5. Pull your thread tight to create a bunch in the fabric and wrap the thread tightly around the center to create a bow.

6. Now hot glue the center of your small piece of fabric to the center of your bow.

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

7. Place your bow onto the headband and hot glue the long sides of the middle of your bow around the headband.

8. Cut off any excess and glue a small piece of felt onto the bottom of the bow.

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

9. To complete your headband, glue the undersides of the bow onto your headband.

This tutorial shows you how to make a Shopkins headband with very little sewing. The sewing is so basic you could even have your child help you make it.

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