Thursday, January 12, 2017

Monogrammed family mug rug

During the cold winter months, my family drinks tons tea, coffee and hot cocoa. After growing tired of washing many mugs many times each day, I created this cute monogrammed family mug rug so everyone can put their own mug on their initial to keep track of it throughout the day.

  • Felt
  • Joy letters (found in your local craft store)
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
  • Diecutting machine and dies
Cut two pieces of felt (I used one red, one cream) into 10" x 9" squares. I used a scalloped blade in my rotary cutter to trim a little more off the cream square.

Cut four teacup shapes from the felt. I used Eileen Hull's Teacup die to make mine.

Iron-on a letter for each of your family members' names onto the teacups. When ironing onto felt, be sure to use a low heat setting and a pressing cloth.

Stitch the two squares of felt together, then stitch the tea cups onto the front - by hand or machine.

You can adjust the size of your mug rug based on how many family members you have. There's only three of us in my family, but I added an extra mug spot for guests.

Slip regular or thermal batting between your two base layers of felt if you want to further protect your table or counter from heat.

Get creative and add decorative elements to your mugs with trims. I added some scalloped borders - hearts, flowers, or polka dots would also be cute.

I hope you stay warm and cozy this winter! Come and visit me on my blog for a great hot cocoa recipe to fill your mugs!

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