Floating Drinks Holder: Fun Summer DIY

Easy floating drinks holder DIY for summer fun in the sun!

Have you ever been relaxing in the pool, so nice and cool, but then realised that you drink is “way over there”? Or worse still, it’s inside! This is a fun and easy DIY that you can do to keep your refreshments close at hand in a floating drinks holder.

What you need:

1 pool noodle
Craft knife
Strong glue, that will hold in water
Ice-cream tub lid or piece of firm flat plastic
Plastic cup or cooldrink can (stay away from glass, as you don’t want to risk any breakages)
Paint (optional)
Elastic bands (optional)

Easy floating drinks holder DIY for summer fun in the sun!

What to do:

Start by cutting two pieces of pool noodle, equal length, about 20 cm long.

Easy floating drinks holder DIY for summer fun in the sun!

The next part is the trickest part of the whole process. Using the size of your cup as a guide, cut semi-circles into the centre edge of each piece of pool noodle. Cut to the middle of the pool noodle. You’ll then need to cut a straight line, perpendicular to your semi-circle, making the base for your cup to sit on. This will then allow you to remove the chunk of pool noodle. If your cup is curved, like mine, get the size of the semi-circle correct and then add in a bit of a slant, by cutting some extra away from the top at an angle.

Easy floating drinks holder DIY for summer fun in the sun!

Keep placing the two parts together to check that your circles are still meeting up and that the cup fits neatly in the hole. Add a little personal touch with some paint.

Easy floating drinks holder DIY for summer fun in the sun!   Easy floating drinks holder DIY for summer fun in the sun!

Glue the two pieces together with a strong glue. Run glue along the full width of the join, on the underside.

Lastly, use a piece of firm recycled plastic, to reinforce the back, by glueing it onto the underside of your floating drinks holder.

Alternatively you can use colourful elastic bands as the additional support to hold the pieces in place.

Easy floating drinks holder DIY for summer fun in the sun!

Enjoy your summer swimming! Have you been brave enough to get into the pool or ocean yet?

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Deborah is a creative, always looking for new ideas to craft on a budget. Her blog, Pure Sweet Joy, includes crafts, DIYs, free printable downloads and blogging tips. By day she is a registered dietitian, wife and friend hoping to empower the communities around her to follow their passions and live a full, creative life. She believes that everyone has a creative side, sometimes it just needs to be found.

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