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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