DIY coffee stencil | How About Orange

November 10, 2009

DIY coffee stencil

Husband Alex usually makes lattes for us on Saturday mornings, so here's my secret plan to spruce his up. He's out of town at the moment, so I have plenty of time to practice dusting cocoa properly. Right now it sort of looks like this says "I blob you."

I drew the design on a piece of paper, then laid a plastic lid on top. (This one is from a deli container I saved.) With an X-acto knife, I cut through the plastic, tracing along the design underneath. A tip: you'll never be able to cut the shapes out in one pass. Make many cuts on top of each other until you break through.

Lay the stencil on top of your mug and sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa. Dust the powder through a sieve or strainer to make a very fine layer.

Since cutting your own stencil is a bit of a pain, you could also get some from Amazon or CoffeeStencil.com. And if you totally dig stenciling, don't neglect your cakes and cupcakes!

55 comments:

acommonthread said...

this is so adorable! what a clever idea....

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh this is soo cute!! I have to try this out!

sara@augustfields said...

this is such a cute idea :) i love ways to show you care that don't have to cost a fortune! :)

RosaMaría said...

that is great, muchas gracias!!!

Brie said...

Cuteness! :) Too bad the hubby doesn't drink coffee.

Kaylovesvintage said...

I love it, my husband also makes coffee for me on sunday

pmthreads said...

I think it looks great! I did not have any trouble seeing the heart, but if you are not happy with it, I'd say to just cut the top notch a little lower.

creating my purpose said...

My husband has been such a sweetie, lately. This is teh perfect way to reciprocate!

CitricSugar said...

Cuuuuuute.

Prudy said...

Ohhh love it!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

That's really cute and I didn't have any trouble recognising the heart either. I think it looks great as is.

Grandma G said...

Cute! And no doubt you're drinking all your practice mugsful. ;)

Jess said...

YES! I'M! SUPER! CAFFEINATED!!! NOW!!!!!

Erin J. said...

So cool! I want to try it right away!

live a colorful life said...

Such a great idea. I think my 3-year-old granddaughter would love it as well--she is just learning her letters. Oh, but hot chocolate--definitely not coffee. Just in case you were wondering.

Jess said...

It didn't even occur to me that a 3-year-old wouldn't drink coffee. But good thing you clarified, or some other commenter would get on your case, probably. :)

kate said...

I'm so doing this for my sweet hubby tomorrow morning!

Viv said...

I'm in love with this blog!

kimhoay said...

I love this idea! Hopefully, your husband is paying attention when he drinks out of his cup!

Elfin Goddess said...

Jessica...THANK YOU!!! I love this idea!!! My husband isnt a coffee drinker, but I think I will try it out with cocoa over hot chocolate. Super!

Vacuum Queen said...

Cute! I'm wondering if some sort of screen would make it more "dusted" than blobbed. Although...who couldn't use a good blob of chocolate with their coffee?

linda said...

Whoa, this is the coolest idea! I've seen folks who've drawn in coffee and drinks...but stenciling! That makes it a whole lot easier - thanks for sharing!

Tenille said...

Lovve it. Now if only I had an espresso machine...

Reuben Morningchilde said...

Adorable reuse idea, thanks for posting! Definitely going to use this on my wife's goodnight hot chocolate...

CB said...

Brilliant!!! Thank you :)

sioux falls lincoln said...

That is the cutest damn thing I've seen today!

Androides2007 said...

Great tutorial. Nice idea!

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

so perfect to say a cute little something to your loved one, thank you!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Yay, awesome! And ah-ha-ha! to the "I'm Pregnant" one at coffeestencils...

dawn said...

thank you for the tutorial :) i've been admiring the coffee stencils you could purchase for awhile, but i'm kind of a diy-er. i can't wait to show my daughter- who by the way loves coffee (in small amounts).

SparklePaw said...

super sweet!!

Terresa said...

So clever! I did this with powdered sugar on brownies once for my twins birthdays. But for hot cocoa, it would be divine!

Kosmika said...

This is so cute... :) 'He' makes me coffe every morning..but our coffe is quite different: cup is much smaller and you drink it so fast that you can't even notice that it's written something on top or not.. :( I must make a mini stencil at least to try once.. :)

Cher said...

SOOO cute... I will definately be linking this idea up on my blog...it totally fits my theme. Thank you!

Miss Kate said...

lovely!

Rook No. 17 said...

Exacto knives rock, don't they? This is such a wonderful idea! You're husband is very lucky.

Anonymous said...

So gay and obsessive. imagine i did that to my girlfriend she would think i was psychotic!!!!

Brittany said...

MUST give this a go. Thanks for posting this ingenious idea!!

tonyastaab.com said...

Now see, this is why I love you and why I'm willing to launch myself at you to prove it :). What a fantastic idea.

Claire said...

Great way to recycle plastic lids! He will LOVE this!

Inbal Weisman said...

I love it! thanks!

ROLLERWRITER said...

I have been thinking about your post for the last 2 weeks then Saturday at joann's I found a 3 pack of metal cupcake stencils on sale for $3-50% off the sticker price of $5.99. More than your lid but at $1 each worthy of gift giving with a nice mug, small stove top espresso maker, frother, and cinnamon or sprinkling sugar. I'm off to buy up all I can find. Thank you for yet another great idea!

RecoveryBabe said...

aww, so sweet!

PS I have that same mug!! Great taste ;)

mari said...

hey there!
I just added your little tutorial to Designingmoms.blogspot.com for today - Enjoy!

And Happy Holidays!

Sherri Jorgensen said...

Love this idea!

Amanda @ High Impact Mom said...

I love this! My anniversary is next month and I would like to show him how much he is loved in small creative gestures all day that day...oh yea, and you know every other day :)

Thank you for sharing this!

baballa said...

I just discovered your blog and i love it. This DIY IS georgeus!!! i'll try with kids... imaagine their faces when thee see the name in the hot chocolate!!!!
Once i have it i will show you!!

HereBeDragons said...

My mom gave me a little decorator container for Christmas. I <3 it!

Penelope said...

What a clever idea!!
Thanx for sharing..have shared on my Face Book FAN page http://www.facebook.com/ministyle.com.au
Greetings from AUSTRALIA xx

kara lynn said...

absolutely fantastic!!

i love diy's!

excited to try this out!

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Kimberly said...

SO CUTE! My husband does drink coffee and i drink one cup, not supposed to but I drink it for the flavor of the creamer. But.. all things are possible I will be doing this very soon. Thanks!

GuiadeManualidades.com said...

I love it!!!!

Ra.Quel . Raquel Ramos said...

how cool!!

Bolacha Maria said...

SO COOL and adorable!!!

we have just made a post about it on our blog (with credits and links of course!:

http://todiyornottodiy.blogspot.pt/2013/05/diy-coffee-stencil.html

Thanks for sharing this amazing idea!

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