When I think about taking time out of the day just for me, I realize that I may not do it as often as I should. Things like yoga classes, running, sitting in my backyard reading a magazine, hiking through the National Seashore, sewing and crafting, or binge watching a favorite television program are great ways to enjoy me time. Of course, adding a pint or two of the new Häagen Dazs Artisan Collection makes that time even more enjoyable.
As a fan of Häagen Dazs on Facebook (you should be too!), I’ve been reading about how they collaborated with six unique artisans who share their passion for quality and the finest ingredients, in pursuit of the perfect bite. They nailed it with the Artisan Collection.
After sitting in my backyard enjoying a pint of the HÄAGEN-DAZS® Artisan Collection Tres Leches Brigadeiro Ice Cream, my fingers were getting cold. I had two choices: put the ice cream into a cup or make an ice cream pint koozie. Using a cup would require I dirty an ice cream scoop as well as the cup to eat it out of. More dishes mean more work – and less me time. So, I opted to make the ice cream pint koozie and use up my scrap fabrics.
What you’ll need for this project is a few fabric scraps in your favorite material, a button, a piece of elastic, coordinating thread, and Insul-Bright. Insul-Bright is an insulated lining designed to keep your ice cream cold and protect your hands from the cold. You can find it at your local fabric store if you don’t have some in your fabric stash.
To create my pattern, I simple rolled a pint of HÄAGEN-DAZS® Artisan Collection Tres Leches Brigadeiro Ice Cream across a piece of paper tracing the container as I went.
I cut the pattern out, checked it for sizing against the container and trimmed it slightly.
Then I cut out two pieces of fabric and one piece of the Insul-Bright using my pattern as a guide.
I love using scrap fabrics for small projects. It’s a great way to de-stash and create something useful. This fabric was leftover from some cloth napkins I made earlier this year.
My next step was to place the two pieces of fabric on top of each other with right sides facing in, then place the Insul-Bright on top.
Then pin, pin, pin, pin, pin! Be very careful, these little pins hurt big when you stick yourself!
Begin stitching around the two long sides and one short side.
Once you’ve done that, trim off each corner.
Turn the ice cream pint koozie right side out, add the elastic and stitch closed while taking care to turn the raw edges in. Stitch all the way around the koozie to give it a finished look.
Now it’s time to hand sew the button to the koozie. I have to be honest, I hate to hand sew. This button was an extra from a rain coat. Perfect size for this project.
And there you have it, a beautiful and simple ice cream pint koozie to protect your hands and your HÄAGEN-DAZS® Artisan Collection pint.
There is a great giveaway going on now, too! One lucky winner is going to win a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (awesome, right?!) and there are several other prizes up for grabs. Entry is easy, complete the form below and you’re entered. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
The next time you’re shopping in your local Walmart, hit the frozen section and grab a pint or two for yourself!
Taking time for me is important, and I’m committed to doing it more often this summer. How do you take time for yourself?