Today we’re deviating away from the recipes (thank goodness, because girlfriend just started a diet and can’t have the pie she’s making for a birthday this weekend) for a bit and chatting about condensation. But more importantly, how to combat condensation aka drink sweating by showing you how to make a coffee mug rug.
I’ve mentioned it a time or two, but in the summer when it’s a zillion degrees outside I have found myself enjoying iced coffee, particularly the International Delight flavored coffees, in the afternoons when I’m dragging and need a little pep in my step. The problem however, is that anytime I’m not using an insulated container the beverage glass sweats leaving behind condensation puddles.
If you know me, you know I’m crazy OCD about rings left behind from beverages and almost always insist on guests using coasters. My husband has yet to get this memo and is notorious for leaving behind “evidence” as I like to call it that he has in fact, failed to use a coaster.
I also love using glasses when offering company an iced coffee and mason jars are usually my go to container of choice, however, I know without a doubt that in our Louisiana summer heat and humidity…..that they’re going to condensate. So, I put my thinking hat on and created these insulated mug rugs!
Padded with the same material that is used in insulated carrying cases that are typically used for transporting casseroles (find it at your local craft store in the material area), adorned with some heat transfer, these babies are the solution to my condensation dilemma. And the ticking fabric helps, too. Stylish and functional!
To make some mug rugs of your own, here’s a handy little tutorial collage:
Simply cut your fabric into a square. My rug coasters are 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches. Outer side to outer side down, with the insulated material exposed, sew around each corner leaving a tiny area open in which to turn the rug right side out. Once the pretty sides are exposed, use your scissors to poke the corners from the inside making sure they’re nice and square. Iron. Tuck the small area you used to turn your rug right side out in, and then sew a seam across the entire bottom.
Mug rug complete. Unless you want to be really fancy and iron on some heat transfer.
I did because I was creating a set of mug rugs to go along with some coffee as a gift. And because, duh, mug rugs with hand lettering could totally be the next best thing.
Do you have a favorite iced coffee that’s getting you through the summer months?
Be sure to check out the International Delight website for ideas, coupons and inspiration to on how to delight in a 10 minute break!
This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.