Coffee Decorating Stencils

6 Materials
$5
35 Minutes
Medium

Nothing says "I love you" better than making your significant other coffee, especially with this heart-shaped decoration. This project follows my husband's quick-but-sweet gesture to create a homemade heartwarming coffee decorating stencil.

The finished product

My husband came home from work and immediately asked me to draw a bunch of hearts. As I was water colouring at the time, I made it with my brushes. He picked the one he liked and asked me to replicate it on a piece of acrylic sheet.

He rushed to the garage with an empty coffee mug, mine nonetheless. I watched him take his Dremel out. Dremel is a multipurpose rotary cutting tool. Replace the bit/head and use it for different purposes. It is probably my husband's favourite thing in his garage; he always looks for excuses to use it.

Once I drew the heart, using a permanent thick marker, he measured my favourite mug's diameter and drew a circle around the heart. Then, he cut the acrylic sheet using his beloved Dremel (at high speed) with a circular bit, leaving just the ring around it.

He added the Cutting Guide to create a levelled and aligned cut as he was doing it manually without any gigs. Once the heart was cut out, he moved on to cut the circle. The ring was a wee bit bigger than the mug; therefore, he didn't care if it was not the smoothest cut.

Once it was out of the acrylic sheet, he peeled the light-blue protector and cleaned the surface using dish-soup and semi-hot water.

Then, he went to the kitchen and made coffee in our coffee machine (that we got for our wedding, best gift ever) in my favourite mug. He placed the circle on top of the mug and added cinnamon.

It only dropped where the heart was, creating a perfectly filled heart. Thank you, husband!

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