Started taking apart the coffee cups thinking it was the bottom circle with the lovely stains that I wanted. So I unrolled the top rim, split the side seam, and managed to separate the bottom from the sides without to much damage and voila I had the pattern pieces. Surprisingly it was the side piece that has me intrigued. It looks like a pattern for a skirt. Hmmmn, will it form an interesting circle? No, on to plan B.