30 minutes / Beginner-knitter / $13

If you’re a knitter you will probably already have most of these items lying around your house. Since it doesn’t use a lot of yarn, this is a really great project for using up old yarn that you might have!


  1. Cast on 8 stitches
  2. Knit using garter stitch (knit all rows) until piece measures approximately 7 inches without stretching (if you have a mug you can use this for sizing – stretch the piece to check to see if it fits almost all of the way around)
  3. Sew button onto one of the ends of your piece.
  4. Using a piece of extra yarn, make a loop on the opposite end of your piece, and tie together to keep the loop intact
  5. Embellish the mug warmer in any way that you please! I used some pink yarn and a tapestry needle to create a heart shape



Limberlina are Kimberley and Laura—they teach people with creative ambitions to make their own mark in and outside of their homes through simple, imaginative and inexpensive DIY projects. Follow them on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram  and check out their DIY Kits here!