DIY birthday gift idea for coffee lovers – A heart topiary and a coffee mug


This cute DIY birthday gift idea is dedicated to all coffee lovers! If you are not yet familiar in decorating all kind of items with coffee beans, we suggest you to take a look on this detailed photo tutorial. We’re presenting you an unique heart topiary and a coffee mug used as flower vase.

DIY birthday gift idea – Let’s start with the coffee mug

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Materials: we need a coffee mug, cotton facial pads, coffee beans, a thread, brown paint and a hot glue gun.

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Glue the facial pads on the mug

Glue over the entire mug

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Bind with the thread

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Paint over with brown paint

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Now glue the coffee beans

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Glue two layers so that there are no gaps

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Next decorate your mug with a lace ribbon

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DIY birthday gift idea or for Valentine’s Day – A heart topiary

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Take a sheet of paper, fold it in two and draw a heart so that both sides are even.

Transfer the heart pattern on a cardboard and cut out

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Take three pieces of wire and wrap them with paper

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Glue the wire to the heart



Glue pads in several layers between the cardboard stencils to create volume

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Now glue pads on the front and back of the hearts

Bind again with thread, paint and glue the coffee beans

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As pot for the topiary use a tin can


Decorate the jar with ice cream sticks

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Wrap the topiary stem with a jute rope


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Put a sponge in the tin can and stick the wire stem in it

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You can also decorate the topiary with lace ribbons and flowers

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