How To Make a Cup Cozy Out of Fleece

My YouTube above gives visual steps of how I made a Cup Cozy with Fleece.  They’re great for coffee cups or water bottles…or two other FABULOUS ideas you’ll see in the video above near the end.

Isn’t it so cute?  I chose an 80s color that is back, and like, totally, I grabbed it with a spoon!

Supplies

Two strips of 3.5 X 14 ” of fleece, pretty sides touching (Fleece in plaid or solid on Amazon). Yours may not have a pretty side; sometimes both are the same.  That’s fine.

Make marks 2.5″ down  on both sides of the top layer so that you know where to stop the curve when you cut the ends.

Fold them lengthwise and cut a curved line from the corner of the folded side to this mark. When you cut it, it looks like a crayon!  If your scissors are dull, you may need to do one piece at a time.

Stack them on top of each other again.  Pin around, leaving a 3 inch opening along a straight side.  Stitch all except for the opening.  Then trim around the edges just to remove bulk; it won’t fray-yay!  Go, fleece!

Turn it inside out and top stitch all the way around, closing up the opening.  That stitching will help it look polished and professional.

Buttons can be expensive and make your cozy cost as much as they do in local shops.  Sometimes I find odd buttons at yard sales.  But buttons, as well as the material pattern, will help your Cozy be unique to each person.  They help you express the personality and mood of the gift.

I absolutely adore these from Wanderlust Bee , and I just bought two. Check her out!

But, if you have 20 minutes and some fleece, try making one of these for someone.  This is a great craft for a new sewer.

Check out some of my other DIY projects for your guest room and for festive decor.

Or, you may like the Snowman Wreath from the video.

My eyeshadow look is with this Milani Palette.

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Major Target Sweater Sale: Ends 12/17

This major sale ends Saturday-Code for Free Shipping is at the bottom too!

Target is making room for more inventory!!  Your shipping is free.  I’ve broken it down into brands for you.  The YouTube above will show you how I styled each piece.  The blue links will take you directly to each piece.

Merona Sweaters:

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The classic Almost White Cable Knit is thin and a classic.  It’s so close to white.  I recommend buying up a size.

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Their Argyle Classic in camel and light pink makes me swoon.  I love these colors together.

These Two Cocoon Cardigans are luxe without the deluxe price.  DSC_0235.jpgdsc_0167-1

Very fragile so don’t make a Snowman Wreath while wearing these.  They’re not super long on me, and I’m 5’8″.

DSC_0240.jpgI wanted to wear this Navy Vest Cardigan home from the store.  Super thick, not flying away with a breeze, and good pockets are why my brain said, “Add to cart.”

This Aztec Wrap Cardigan would be perfect on a cold, rainy day.  The fabric is dense and heavy and so soft.  I feel like I’m in a robe looking out the chalet in Breckenridge lol.  If you’re wanting a subtle Aztec print, this is your jam!

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Mossimo Sweaters:

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I’m loving this versatile Sleeveless Mock Sweater.  It’s a high low with a big slit so jeggings or a short, fitted skirt with leggings would be nice!

This Creamy Cable Knit is much thicker but hangs in a cute way.  Does that make sense?  It’s great for a more casual feel.

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Oh, I almost forgot-the Favorite Mossimo Cardigans that I have in three colors are also on sale!  EEK!

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Happy Sale Shopping!

I hope you saw this in time to snag some great sweaters.  Stay tuned with me here or on my LauriePOP Ideas That POP YouTube Channel or Pinterest page.  Let’s be friends on Instagram:  @lauriePOP2.  I’m linking up today with Shelbee on the Edge, Beauty 101 by Lisa, My New Happy, and The Wardrobe Stylist.

How to Make a Snowman Wreath

He’s so cute!

Have you made this Snowman Wreath yet?  My mom and I made him, and I highly suggest making this with a friend.  It took us about an hour and a half.  Watching my LauriePOP Ideas That POP YouTube Video will help so much!

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Frosty Melts My Heart Shirt

Wooden Ovals for the eyes

White Pipe Cleaners

Zip Ties

White Deco Mesh Ribbon

12 Inch Wire Wreath Ring

8 Inch Wire Wreath Ring to go inside the 12 inch one

One piece of orange felt

Batting

Black Foam Board

Top Hat – plastic

Plaid Christmas Ribbon

Pine Cone or Poinsetta Flower Bow

Hot Glue Gun – a good one

Printable Mouth and Nose

More Videos for y’all:

Adult Gifts Part One

Adult Gifts Part Two

Toys Part Two

Toys Part One

I’m linking up with The Wardrobe Stylist today.

20% Off Today Only-Toys at Target

Y’all, this was sold out at my Walmart and Target.

My link is good for 20% off this SOLD OUT new toy, the Hatchimal.

My link is taking you straight to Target’s site.  You have to rub these, use a special language from the cheat sheet, comfort it, and help it feel safe.  You’ll see it move and light up.  After about 25 minutes it will start pecking its way out.  Buy this now!!fullsizerender

You can watch it hatching on this guy’s site.

Uploading the rest of my Toys List tomorrow!  Check out my other list here!

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Top Toys 2016 – Christmas Toys for Kids+

Part 1 Toys Video

The video above shows you pictures and videos of what the toys do.  This list is in order of what you see above.  So fun!!

These are all linked to Amazon except the Take Care of Lambie one.

Mini Football Target Practice

Hello Kitty Toaster Set

Hello Kitty Tea Set

Hello Kitty Rescue Set

Hello Kitty Airplane Set

Little People Airplane (white & blue):

Little Movers Pink Plane and Bus:

Paw Patrol Airplane

Paw Patrol Launch N Roll Tower Race Track

Little People Fire Truck

Men’s Short Pants (leggings)

Orange Cones 

Kids-Adult Arm Sleeve (padded)

Kids-Adult Arm Sleeve (no padding)

Titan Fall 2 on Xbox 1

Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship

Imaginext DC Super Friends Transforming Bat Cave

True Heroes Sentinel 1 $$$

Remote Control Machines $$

Animal Planet Prehistoric Dino Valley Playset – Dilophosaurus, Oviraptor, and Baby

Animal Planet Extreme Dino Excursion Playset

R/C Safari Transporter

Animal Planet T-Rex Tower Mega Playset $$

Animal Planet Sea Lab Playset

Air Chair I would get the original.  There is one that’s $5 cheaper, but not an original.

Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Lily (African American)

Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Sara (brunette)$$$

Kenley Instrument Set

Play-Doh Breakfast Cafe

Crayola Fashion Edition Thread Wrapper $$

Frozen Bracelet Maker 

Doc McStuffins Bath Squirters

Doc McStuffins Take Care of Me Lambie Amazon said not available.

Minnie Bow-Tique Bowtastic Kitchen Accessory Play Kit

Imaginarium Dress Up Dragon, Lion, Dinosaur and more $$

Frosted Coconut Snowball Fragrance Mist (Amazon price is $13.82)

Frosted Coconut Snowball Fragrance Mist Covers (Amazon price is $10)

Bath & Body Works Frosted Coconut Snowball Fragrance Mist ($14)

Bath & Body Works Frosted Coconut Snowball Covers ($12.50)

Part 2 Toys Video – Coming Soon

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Fixer Upper & Magnolia Market SALE!!

In honor of Chip’s birthday, did you see that 42 items are discounted at 42% off?!  That means that Joanna Gaines’ Distressed Leather Purse is on sale!

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This purse isn’t hers, but it is similar.

These cotton stems are originally $9, and on sale for $5.  I made a YouTube of my shopping haul from our trip.

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They are real looking.  I was actually shocked at the quality.

Plan your Girl’s Trip to Waco.  In this YouTube video I show you what you should do in Waco.  We all screamed when we saw the Alico building.

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Gift Ideas for Christmas – Part Two

Oh my word, as I write this, it is November 2 and 85 degrees.  I went a little Christmas crazy at The Dollar Tree this morning after uploading this video.    Time to start baking, according to The Washington Post.  And making lists on sparkly, cute journals!  But that’s none of my husband’s business.  Haha.  Here are the last 3 gift ideas for Christmas.

Last Three Gift Ideas to Buy NOW

Ipsy

Ipsy is a $10/month subscription that I can finally afford.  If you’re buying it for a niece or sister or mama, it’s technically around $50 for an entire year.  You receive a makeup bag each month, and each bag comes with five free samples inside.  Technically, they’re not really free.  This would be great for the woman who has everything, or you can pick a crazy expensive gift from The Washington Post’s article.

Ipsy asks you like ten questions to see which sample types you prefer.  So, your makeup bag is tailored to you!

I LOVE this October one that I got-notice the totally cute ghost zipper handle?

In it I got a cute pink brush for smudging my eyeliner or applying an accent color on my eyes.  The bristles are so soft, but they don’t bend very much.  And that means the color can be more precise on my lid.  They describe this makeup brush perfectly on their site.

Love love love this Cleansing Oil by Tatcha.  Code ipsy15 for 15% off.  You barely have to rub or apply pressure, and it rinses away easily with one or two swooshes of water.  And my face doesn’t feel dry; it feels clean and moisturized.  The fragrance is free, but there’s a hint of something from my childhood; I can’t put my finger on it.

Not my favorite because of its perfumey smell and wet-on-my-hand feel, this gel facial lotion is truly hydrating…in every sense of the word.  You can see how wet my hand was in my video above.

This Vivid Brights Liner was a bit much for me, but this product is why I LOVE Ipsy.  They will send you products you would normally pass by in Walgreens or Walmart.  You have the freedom to try them, toss them, or regift them.  This clearly is an eyeliner, but the box had it all on the eyelid, so that’s what I did in my video. Hahaha

Way too stained is how my lips were after this potent lipstick pencil.  It’s so cute and handy, though.  I love how the lid clicks!  It’s like a good 80s song; I love that sound!

Plunder Jewelry

Been putting off going to a Plunder party, but I’m so glad I did.  The mixed metals and leather look is so in this year.  And their jewelry looks so different in person vs the catalogue.  My friend Angela deals easily over cell phone and can take a picture of it on her arm if that helps.  I don’t get anything from this, but I’m just saying that she makes it so easy.

They’re vintage looking golds, charms, and jewels.  One thing I loved is the picture of my dad she put in a necklace for me.  And that was a cell phone picture I sent her of my wedding album-so clear and crisp!

Fixer Upper Gifts

Have you been?  Loved my girls’ trip there.  I made a YouTube of our trip and what to do after you’re done shopping.  I bought her hoop earrings and the #shiplap shirt, but those were just over 20.  Here are some gift ideas under $20.  The Magnolia tea towel, Bless Your Home tape, and a Christmas Ornament are my top picks.  But if you can splurge, I highly recommend this always-on-repeat pair of earrings or her bracelet.  These are SO Joanna Gaines!

Don’t miss the first two gift ideas that I posted last week!

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Merry shopping!