Wool felt is a truly wonderful material available in a nice range of luscious rich colors, can be purchased in 12"x12" squares, and since it doesn't unravel, you can craft away to your heart's content without the need for glue or sewing, if you so desire. This DIY felt mug cozy is quick and would make a wonderful gift this holiday season, together of course with some lovely mugs! I have added the Hanukkah themed details to my mug cozies using felting, with a multiple needle felting tool and a felting pad, though one can also of course add embroidery, or attach shapes with embroidery, or even add a few lovely beads or buttons.
A coffee cup cozy for paper coffee cups would be made in exactly the same way, and even if you don't know the exact size of the cup you could make your cozy on the small side and use an elastic chord loop instead of a button hole. Got it? Now go make a bunch, maybe even with the felted initials of the recipient, as these work up really quickly!
At the moment I've got these mug sitting on my kitchen shelf together with my felt Hanukkah menorah wall hanging, and they are part of our holiday decor ! I also love the fact that when we pack away the decorations, these felt mug cozies, together with my other felt creations can be easily packed away in a flat box, until next year.
For the complete tutorial for making Hanukkah felt mug cozies, go on over to see my post at Houzz.com.
Happy Hanukkah crafting!