Raise your hand if you like coffee. I like an occasional cup of coffee though I'm more of a tea drinker. And it definitely has to be decaf. My particular favorite is Decaf Hazelnut and I usually get it at Wegman's. Or, I should say, HWNSNBP usually picks it up for me. Most of the time he forgoes the cup sleeve - being a man you know he would prefer to tough out holding that hot as hades cup. But not me. If I'm not wearing gloves, there has to be a cup sleeve.
Recycling paper coffee cups is out of the question, but not the cup sleeve. (At least not when you have a blog feature that needs recycling ideas!) The cup sleeves are usually pretty sturdy and stuffing it back into your purse would probably suffice, but why not make it your own by decorating it. I've seen some pretty nice ones recently that were made out of fabric, but not having a working sewing machine at this time and having a seemingly unending supply of lovely paper, I chose to use the nice cardboard sleeve that Wegman's provides.
I gently pried it apart at the seam and used it as a pattern, cut it out of a piece of DSP and glued the DSP onto the original with glue stick. The seam was reinforced with red sticky tape. Then with a coordinating patterned paper, I made a flower and used a brad to adhere it to the sleeve. I also put a patch that consisted of a circle of cardstock over the brad prongs on the inside of the sleeve so the prongs wouldn't accidently puncture a cup. Wouldn't that be a mess!