Party Like a Viking With DIY Faux Fur Drink Coozies

Dress up sad paper coffee cups and aluminum cans with these super-chic drink sleeves made from felt and craft fur.
DIY Faux-Fur Insulating Drink Sleeve

DIY Faux-Fur Insulating Drink Sleeve

You and your guests will love toasting to good times with these handmade faux-fur insulated drink sleeves, sure to keep your cold drinks cold in style.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

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Materials Needed

  • 12-ounce canned drink
  • faux craft fur
  • piece of felt that coordinates with faux fur
  • 1/8"-wide craft lace
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • marker
  • 1/8" hole punch

Cut Felt

Measure and cut the felt to 4 1/2 x 8 1/4". Set aside.

Step 1- Measure, Mark & Cut Felt

Step 1- Measure, Mark & Cut Felt

Measure, then using scissors cut out a piece of felt 4.5 x 8 and a quarter inches wide.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Cut Faux Fur

Measure and cut the faux fur to 4 x 8 1/4", making sure the nape of fur is running downward towards the bottom of the can. Shake vigorously to remove any loose cuts of fur. Tip: For a clean, crisp line, trim the faux fur at the bottom.

Step 2- Measure, Mark & Cut Fur

Step 2- Measure, Mark & Cut Fur

Measure, then cut out a piece of craft fur 4x 8an a quarter inches wide, making sure that the nap of the fur is running downward, towards the bottom of the can. Shake vigorously to remove any loose cuts of fur. HINT- for a clean crisp line, give the fur at the bottom a little trim.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Attach Felt to Faux Fur

Lay the faux fur face down. Run a long, thin line of hot glue along the bottom and top edge of the fur, then lay the felt on top. Make sure to line up the bottom of the faux fur with the bottom of the felt. Press gently, then let cool.

Step 3- Glue Felt & Fur Together

Step 3- Glue Felt & Fur Together

Lay the fur face down. Run a long thin line of hot glue along the bottom and top edge of the fur, then lay the felt on top. Make sure to line up the bottom of the fur with the bottom of the felt. Press gently and let cool.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Finish Felt Edge

Flip the piece over so it's now fur side up. Run another thin line of glue along the edge where the faux fur and the excess felt meet, then quickly fold the excess felt over itself to finish the edge.

Step 4- Glue & Fold Top Edge of Felt

Step 4- Glue & Fold Top Edge of Felt

Flip the piece over so that it is fur side up. Run another thin line of glue along the edge where the fur and the excess felt meet, then quickly fold the excess felt over itself to finish the edge.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Punch Holes

Lay the material fur side down, then measure and mark where the holes will be punched on either end. Start at the top where the felt has been folded and work your way down, marking the holes approximately 5/8" apart and 3/8" from the edge. Punch the holes.

Step 5- Measure, Mark & Punch Holes

Step 5- Measure, Mark & Punch Holes

Lay the material fur-side down, then measure and mark where the holes will be punched on either end. Start at the top where the felt has been folded over and work your way down from there, marking the holes about 5/8 inch apart and 3/8 inch from the edge, then punch holes.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Lace Up

Wrap the faux fur around a can and run craft lace through the holes, starting at the top and working your way down. Tie off with a slip knot.

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