I can’t tell you how many coffee mug or tea cup tutorials I’ve watched . . .

    And each one has something I’m not thrilled about . . . until now!!!

    Yes, I have finally found a great paper craft coffee mug for just about any occasion that makes excellent hostess gifts for weddings, showers and just about any celebration . . .

    I definitely like to have something to put in a bag of goodies.

    This is truly excellent for any celebration . . . we always have a mug of something to drink from time to time . . . coffee, tea, hot chocolate . . .

    Here’s the video . . . then I’ll ramble on a bit more . . .

    These are easy to make without any die cuts or punches or whatever . . . Yes, you can use stamps to make the gift tag and the colored pens . . . or just do it your way . . . that’s why you made the mug in the first place.

    I was thinking about curling the handle a bit before attaching, but this did come together quite nicely without that added step. Now, did you get the dimensions for the mug and handle? You’ll need two pieces of two-sided decorator paper of your choice the larger (mug) piece is 8 and 1/4 inches by 4 and 1/2 inches. And the handle piece is 1 inch by 4 and 1/2 inches.

    There’s scoring . . . starting with what you want for the bottom of your mug . . . just so the pattern of your paper is going the right way . . . score at 1 and 1/2 inches. Then turn your paper so the pattern is upright (check the video) and score at every inch: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

    Just follow along with the video . . . pause if necessary and you’ll be able to crank out these mugs while watching television or listening to music. If, you’re lucky, you may get the family involved . . .

    You can embellish them or keep them relatively plain . . . it all depends upon the occasion and what you have available to make these mugs stand out . . . I’m always pleased to see these placed on a shelf . . . because they’re too pretty to throw out.

    I do hope you found this video informative and helpful . . . you can place all kinds of goodies in them with or without a separate bag . . .

    These would be great for Easter . . . maybe putting something inside that wouldn’t be a sugary treat . . . there are plenty of little things that would be appropriate . . .

    This should give you a few ideas . . . and to think ahead for the next holiday . . . or celebration you have on your personal calendar.

    Have fun and happy crafting!

    Sharon