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There are many things that I love about the holidays. Spending time with family and friends, decorating for Christmas, hosting gatherings, crafting, and giving back to our community. Recently we were able to do all of those things together. Learn how to craft your own DIY No-Sew Cup Sleeve for winter.
Usually our holiday gatherings include a large spread of food, but this time we decided to keep it simple and focus more on the crafting.
How to Put Together an Inexpensive Holiday Centerpiece
Here in Texas it is not often that we see snow, so decorating with it is fun. To make an inexpensive holiday centerpiece festive, I added fake snow to a vase then wrapped twine around the top. I added a few small dots of hot glue to hold the twine in place.
To hide the ends of the twine and give some more decor, I added a holiday sprig to the outside. The sprig came with an adjustable wire so I was able to easily hang it on the side of the vase without gluing. Now I can reuse it in the future.
I’m not a florist so putting together the floral arrangement was not perfect. I started with all the red flowers that I had first. I added them to my vase and then added my decorative pieces. I used all of one type of floral before moving on to the next.
All the red flowers first, next all the pine cones, then berries and finally, the gold sprigs. With each step I would space out the items I had so they were evenly distributed.
While shopping at Walmart for my craft supplies, I picked up some refreshments.
I was instantly drawn to the sign for Coca-Cola’s Layer on Love initiative. When I got home I went to the website to check it out and instantly donated 50 coats!
For their 2016 holiday program, “Layer On Love,” Coca-Cola at Walmart has partnered with One Warm Coat — an organization whose mission is to provide anyone in need with a warm coat free of charge — to help give half a million coats.
By donating $25 I was able to help 50 people stay warm this winter! That’s an awesome feeling. Giving back to our community is so important to me and I am blown away at how easy and inexpensive it was to make a difference.
You can donate any amount you wish, it only takes $1 to give coats to two people!
Coca-Cola is challenging their shoppers to continue the giving by encouraging them to share how they are helping those in need with #LayerOnLove.
I love seeing Santa on the bottles of Coca-Cola during the holidays. My husband and teen love Fanta for the orange flavor so I purchased a 2-liter of it. The Santa Coca-Cola bottles were set out for the guests to take with them or drink during the craft party.
Although I do enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa when sitting by a fire or watching Christmas movies, most often I’m drinking an ice cold beverage. Nowadays, you see so many people carrying around the popular cups that hold ice for days. It’s nice for your drinks to stay cold, but it’s not so fun on your hands during the winter.
To encourage layering on love this winter we decided to layer our cups with a DIY No-Sew Cup Sleeve. While crafting with our friends we encouraged them to provide layers of love to others in need. You can join Coca-Cola to provide warmth this season by making a monetary donation, or you can even donate gently used coats. Have your kids outgrown their jackets from last winter? Now is the time to make a difference for someone else.
DIY No-Sew Cup Sleeve
DIY No-Sew Cup Sleeve Craft Supplies:
- Gloves – used or new, I found two pairs in a pack for $1.50 at Walmart
- Winter Craft Trinket – we used wooden reindeers, felt stickers and acorns
- Ribbons – multiple colors, thickness and designs
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
I wanted to make a sleeve to keep my hands warm while drinking an ice cold Coca-Cola in my cup. To create a sweater look without the need for sewing, you use a single glove.
First cut the four long fingers from your glove so it is straight across.
Pull the glove over your cup, bottom up. Leave the cut part of your glove hanging off the bottom and sit your cup upside down on the table.
To hide the frayed edge, use some hot glue to hold a small portion folded under. This will give the appearance of a sewn edge.
Tuck the thumb of your glove on the inside so it is hidden. If it is too long, cut part of it off from the inside.
Now comes the fun part, decorating…
I kept it simple by adding a thick felt reindeer sticker to the outside of my sleeve. I hide the thumb hold with the reindeer sticker and used some hot glue to hold it into place. However, you can add a ribbon around the center of the glove to hide the thumb hole and layer it up!
Another no-sew holiday cup sleeve is by simply using ribbons. You don’t want the ribbon to be glued to your cup so you can’t remove it, so make sure to always glue one end to the other. When you wrap the ribbon, tuck the exposed end under before gluing it down. This way it gives it a finished looked.
Layer your ribbons until you love the final project. Isn’t this felt gingerbread girl adorable?!
You can slip your no-sew cup sleeve off before washing your cup. It is perfect for keeping your hands warm this winter and adding some holiday decor to your drink!
By coming together to donate to One Warm Coat® on Coke.com/LayerOnLove, we could collectively help to put a coat on one million people in need this winter.