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Monday, November 21, 2011

Pilgrim Cuffs Courtesy of Starbucks

Just look at these lovely pilgrim cuffs 
Monster and I whipped up tonight.

They are finished just in time for the 
Thanksgiving Festivities on Thursday.

Wanna know how we made them?

well first I saved some Starbuck's coffee sleeves.

Yep! That's right.
Coffee sleeves.

I was driving with the Cuban Cowboy a few weeks back when 
I slipped the sleeve over my wrist like a bracelet 
and an idea was born.

My initial thought was super hero cuffs, 
which I am sure will be a project in the near future,
but then I thought of Thanksgiving 
and knew that they'd be perfect for a pilgrim outfit.

So here is what we did.

We gathered our supplies:
* 2 Starbuck's coffee sleeves
* White paint and a paint brush
* black paper
* Small circle punch
* glue
Ignore the square punch.
I was going to put buckles,
 and then I realized that cuffs have buttons not buckles.

First we painted the coffee sleeves white. 

Monster enjoyed this part,
 and he really did a decent job of not making a mess.
Well, until I decided 
it would be funny if I painted his palms white.

Then we let the cuffs dry.

Once they were dry Monster punched the circle, 
with my help of course.
Card stock can be difficult to punch through.

Finally, with some Elmer's glue he adhered the circle where buttons would go on cuffs.

The "seam" of the sleeve is perfect because it makes them look even more like cuffs.
This one even got a little wet and bent so it looks more like fabric.


I am going to make Pottery Barn copy cat felt pilgrim hats tonight now that the boys are in bed.
They will be perfectly festive on Thursday.

Oh yes, and after our fun photo shoot Monster decided 
that his little brother needed to participate too.
So, he put Roly Poly in the middle of the pumpkins,
 and I let him take some photos.
He is always trying to eat things

Okay, so go and try this with your little one.
It is easy.


  1. What a creative project!! It looks like it was so much fun. I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)



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