May 7, 2016

Burlap Christmas Mug Rugs

I enjoy making handmade gifts, especially for Christmas. But I usually every December I find myself scrambling to hurry up and finish handmade Christmas gifts for friends and family. So this year, I'm starting early! As an avid coffee drinker, I like having cute mug rugs for my coffee mugs to rest on. I've made a few mug rugs. Some I keep, and some I gift to my mother who is also an avid coffee (and tea) drinker. 
For this project, I used red, green, and tan burlap. 

These are the Christmas fabrics I used. The blue fabric in the middle is my favorite.

I cut out some trees to use as templates for my fabric trees.

For the background, I cut a tan burlap rectangle sized 8½ x 6½ inches. I freehand drew and cut a hill. I pinned the hill and trees to the tan burlap.

I used the zigzag stitch for the hill, and a regular straight stitch for the trees.

I cut the batting to the size of the front of the mug rug.

I chose my favorite Christmas fabric to use for the back and border of the mug rug. I cut a piece measuring 11 x 9 inches. I folded the fabric over the front of the mug rug to create a neat border. I did mitered corners. Sometimes, I prefer to use clips over pins.

Ta-da! All sewn up!

I made one mug rug with a green hill and the other with a red hill. 

I used my favorite Christmas fabric for the back of the mug rugs.

my new mug rugs and my favorite Christmas mugs


  1. these burlap mug rugs look great! Love the red one I think best. Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing ;)

    1. Thanks! Green is my favorite color, but I agree... I love the red mug rug just a little more. :-)

  2. These are cute - and look so easy!! I'd love it if you shared this on the Pleasures of the NWs DIY party!!

    1. Thank you! I'll check out the party soon!