Sometimes, I spend weeks (even months!) planning a blog post or craft project. They can take hours of planning, and even longer to make/refine/photograph/edit/write up. However, there are some projects that simply pop into my head, fully formed and ready to go. These DIY personalised coffee stencils are one such example. I was wandering around Ikea the other day, when I came across these ready-made coffee stencils. I immediately knew I wanted to make my own!
DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils
What you’ll need
- A plastic folder, plastic coffee cup lid or other medium/thin weight plastic
- A craft knife (or a Cricut)
- Sharpie or permanent marker
What to do
This is a super simple one! Start by drawing a large circle directly onto your thin plastic, that’s slightly larger than your coffee cup (it’s best to draw around something, like a roll of sticky tape). Next, draw your design into the middle of the circle. It’s best to stick to simple, sharp images – anything too complex will not translate well to a coffee design. Once you’re happy, cut it out with your craft knife. Alternatively, you can use a machine cutter such as a Cricut to do the hard work for you. I set my Cricut material option to “light cardstock”, and it cut like a dream!
Once you’ve got your personalised coffee stencil cut out, give it a good wash in hot, soapy water. It’s then ready to go! Place it over the top of your coffee, and lightly sieve onto it. Personally, I like to add cinnamon or nutmeg to mine, but you could also try cocoa or mixed spice!
I love that these DIY personalised coffee stencils are completely reusable – just give them a hand wash after use (don’t put them in the dishwasher!). I’m planning on making a full alphabet of these, ready to customise drinks for when I have guests round. How cool would it be to be served a frothy coffee served with your own initial on top?! 🙂 – Mike.
Don’t forget to Pin this image, so you can try it later!