No better way to wind down the end of summer than with a little coffee and crochet picnic! I grabbed my Starbucks cold cup and bottle of my favorite iced coffee flavors (carmel and vanilla!) and had an hour to myself with a cold beverage, yarn, and crochet hook. I felt inspired by my love of Starbucks coffee to make a set of polymer clay Starbucks Stitch Markers! They make a great gift and a fun crochet accessory. I know all you coffee+crochet lovers will agree that these are must make!
Starbucks bottled beverages are perfect for on-the-go! Already brewed and mixed with flavor perfection, I can easily drink them straight from the bottle or poured over ice in my tumbler. I’m a busy mom of 3 and with school and activities in full swing next week, the Starbucks Iced Coffee and Bottle Frappuccino Coffee drinks are always fully stocked in my fridge! Plus, the weather is still sunny and hot here in Southern California so I love being able to grab my iced coffee and head over to the park or with the kids.
1. Polymer Clay: Fimo, Sculpey, and Craft Smart are some popular brands. I used Sculpey III clay that I purchased at Michaels in a variety color pack.
2. Sculpey Gloss Glaze (and paint brush).
3. Wire cutters.
4. Small Jump Rings. I used 6mm.
5. Lobster Clasps/Closures no smaller than 12mm.
6. Eye pins.
7. Opional: exacto knife and clay tools. I have the Sculpey 5-in-1 tool kit. The exacto knife cuts the clay easily.
The coffee mug is pretty simple. Use a thin flattened circle for the coffee at the top. To make the handle, smooth both ends of the coil onto the cup. Using the opposite end of a skinny paintbrush made a great smoothing tool. I was able to gently press and blend the clay.
As a member of the Starbucks Blogger Community, this is one of several Coffee + Crafty posts you will see on my blog over the next couple months! I hope you stick around to see my coffee reviews which will always include a new free coffee themed crochet pattern or craft tutorial! Starbucks provided me with product but did not compensate me for this post. All opinions about the coffee and other products are 100% my own. All coffee products can be found where you buy groceries!