DIY

DIY Flower Coozie

September 4, 2014
While some of you may already be celebrating fall, it is still very much summer here in Chicago (it was a high of 85 yesterday!) However, the inevitable is quickly approaching and before I know it, we Chicagoans will be knee deep in snow 😉 I figured this was the perfect time to squeeze in one last summer DIY!
Over Labor Day weekend, I ventured back home (again) in Indiana (you can’t not sing it) for one last summer party with my family. My family sure does know how to party and I got to thinking about how everyone else seems to think ahead and will bring their own coozies for drinks – and I’m always the one holding a freezing, sweating drink in my hand. (First world problems, I know.) But NOT THIS YEAR, I TELL YOU! 
I made a quick trip to Michaels (I’m lying- there’s no quick trip to that place) and picked up different colored coozies – on sale, no less. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with them but noticed when I got home that I still had a ton of flowers left over from the Flower Picture Box DIY and thought- BINGO. Flower coozies, because I’m super fashionable and this must be carried over into partaking in a cold beverage with family members 😉 
This was honestly the easiest DIY ever. To the point where I’m not even sure it counts as a real DIY but it made it into this blog post and therefore I’m goin with it. Here’s how to make your own DIY Flower Coozie, in 3 seriously simple steps. 
1. Grab coozie
2. I used a medium sized nail to push through the coozie to make a big enough hole to push the flower through
    
3. Take the flower(s) of your choice and push it through the hole. It won’t matter that the stem is still showing/coming through on the inside because your drink will be in there and will actually keep the flower in place. (If you’re working with flowers that have wire stems, just bend the stem down inside the coozie and the drink will slide over it just fine.)
DONE. (Easiest ever, right?)
Other things to note:
  • The fake flowers have a tendency to pop off the stems, so I just took some super glue and glued them into the stems – this ensured those suckers were on there 4 lyfe. 
  • The coozies I bought were made out of a pretty thick foam. I would go with this versus the more “cloth” coozies, otherwise I don’t think the flower will stay put.
  • You could put multiple flowers in the coozie but remember to keep them on only one side, otherwise you won’t be able to hold it without smashing the flowers.
  • Not a soda or beer fan? The Flower Coozie also makes a super cute pen/marker holder. 

So there you have it. I suppose fall can come now! 🙂 What DIYs are you working on right now?

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  • SO cute! 🙂
    Michaels is like the best store ever! You're SO right- no quick trip there! 🙂

  • So cute!! When I go to my family reunion all of my family rock their coozies and I would end up being the only one without one. Why did I never think to make my own?! lol

  • Super cute!!!

  • Oooh love! I love coozies, and I appreciate that you call them coozies- some of my friends try to say HUGGIES. like the diaper. yes. that is so wrong.

  • chall1018

    I’m dreaming of Fall! It’s still very much Summer here in
    Texas too. There’s just not something right about Starbucks selling PSL’s in
    the 100 degree weather! Super cute DIY. And I love the pencil holder idea, too.

  • What a great idea!! I have been in a crafting funk for months. You inspired me!! Thank you.

  • Melissa Camacho

    also, I'd like to say that Georgia is no where close to feeling like fall.

  • Such a cute idea!

  • How simple yet I would never think of this..you're brilliant!

  • oh girl. ha! I don't know if I'd go that far but this was super simple and fun – plus, you can change out the flowers, which is what I did over the weekend. Sure wish I would've done this project at the beginning of summer! 🙂

  • I was too!! And it wasn't that I didn't have ideas or things to make, I just felt "eh" every time I'd go to do one. I figured I'd ease myself back in with something super easy. ha! Can't wait to see your next DIY!

  • I agree! It reached 95 in Indiana today and people were still lined up to get the PSLs!! I just can't!

  • hahaha!!!! I've never heard that and NO. That is SO wrong! But hilarious! (Now I will always think of huggies when I see coozies.)

  • I know!! I would forget every single year. At least with a cute one maybe you'd remember to use it?! Maybe?!

  • It just hasn't hit all of the areas yet… I'm kind of okay with it! (I love hot weather.)

  • Thank you, and YES. It's the absolute best. There's no way I could ever work there because I'd be spending my paycheck each month.