12 Months of DIY – Mason Jar Travel Cup

January 20, 2016

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So thrilled to be joining this group of talented bloggers today with our first “12 months of DIY” post. We’ll be challenging ourselves each month with a new material, and putting our noggins to the test to find the most creative uses we can, for each item. This month means MASON JARS. Who knew you could do so many things with mason jars?! I’m going to show you how I transformed mine into my new favourite travel cup in minutes. Complete with leather sleeve. Booyah! (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

First, supplies. These are pretty easy to come by…

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

When buying your supplies, just make sure to pay attention to what size of mason jar you’re working with. *I clearly should of applied hand lotion prior to allowing these claws of mine into my photography… but, that’s winter for you.*

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

The lids are the easiest step. They are sized to the mouth of your chosen mason jar. And are fitted in place using the jar ring.

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

Next, let’s make the easiest, no-sew, leather sleeve, ever! I found my leather swatch at Michael’s. It was already the perfect size. I simple measured it against my jar, with the right-side down, so I could mark off the overlap with a marker.

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

Once you have it marked off, it’s as simple as applying your super glue. This stuff is no joke. When they say “bonds skin instantly”, they mean it.

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

My leather swatch had no movement within seconds of pressing my two sides together. And, has remained solid ever since.

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

Now you can see where this is going, can’t you?

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

Yep, slip your leather sleeve onto your new travel mug, and you’re ready to go with your favourite hot beverage. I’m a coffee gal, and this is my new fave morning car companion… well, next to the Kiddo, of course.

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

The sip lids I bought also come with a reusable plastic straws. Perfect for you iced coffee lovers or when the hot weather comes rolling back in.

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

Literally, in about 5 minutes, I had a beautiful new travel mug. The leather just adds a little something, no? Plus it’s super guilt free. No paper cups, and no cardboard sleeves. Slip the sleeve off for washing, and BONUS! It’s dishwasher safe, too.

Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

Another great option for you “no-sew” folks out there is fleece! Bond it with some super glue or other fabric adhesive, and you’ll have a pretty new sleeve in your colour of choice without the fraying.

Happy sipping!

12 crafts to do with mason jars. Create your own reusable travel cup in 5 minutes! Complete with NO SEW leather sleeve. Mason jar coffee mug tutorial on www.freshcrush.com

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY mason jar project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.

From the top left, they are:

Upcycled Mason Jar Planter from Sustain My Craft Habit

Mason Jar Fairy Lights from Brooklyn Berry Designs

Mason Jar Travel Cup from Fresh Crush

Mason Jar Oil Lamps from Life Is A Party

Mason Jar Farmhouse Light from Vin’yet Etc.

How to Store Your Sewing Thread Stash in Mason Jars from Time With Thea

How to Turn Old Toys Into Snow Globes from Woman In Real Life

Hanging Mason Jar Craft Storage from The DIY Mommy

DIY Mason Jar Terrariums from New House New Home

Sewing Kit in a Mason Jar from Mommyzoid

Hot Toddy in a Mason Jar from PMQ For Two

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser from Fresh Crush

20 thoughts on “12 Months of DIY – Mason Jar Travel Cup

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  2. Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    Oh, Jen I love this… you are so right, who knew you could make so many things with mason jars? I adore that leather cuff you added and I had no idea you could buy sip lids, hmmm I may have to make one of these for my self. Pinned!

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