Personalize Your Own Insulated Drink Holder

by Texas Homesteader ~

How many times have you been at a gathering and enjoying an icy cold beverage?  As you chat with friends you set it on the table to impart your interesting story about your homestead.  When you look back you see 2 or 3 identical drinks on the table.   Do you dare guess which one’s yours?  What if you take someone else’s drink?    With a sigh you decide it’s not worth the chance of picking up the wrong one.

So you chalk it up as a loss & fetch yourself a fresh drink.  What a waste!  Surely there’s an easy way to keep tabs on your beverage…  Here’s how I battle against that waste – it’s easy and even kinda fun!

You set your drink on the table and then forget which one is yours, so you get a fresh drink, what a waste! Here's how I battle that! #TexasHomesteader

Using Free Drink Sleeves

It’s very common for various companies to give out these insulated drink sleeves emblazoned with their advertising (can you even use the word Koosie or is that a specific brand??)  Anyway, we don’t typically pick them up because, you know, a family can only have so many of these things!

Free is not a good deal if it’s something you don’t need in the first place! 

But oftentimes they come in a grab bag or the reps almost shove them on you.

So we still end up with a few of these insulated drink holders. But here’s the good thing:  They’re almost always plain black fabric on the inside.  Now I don’t know about you, but this is a blank canvas to me!

You set your drink on the table and then forget which one is yours, so you get a fresh drink, what a waste! Here's how I battle that! #TexasHomesteader

Using Cheap Fabric Paint

I quickly flip them inside out and take a tube of fabric paint and personalize them.  I’ve had this particular tube of fabric paint for years and it’s still going strong!

You set your drink on the table and then forget which one is yours, so you get a fresh drink, what a waste! Here's how I battle that! #TexasHomesteader

It’s fun and really quick to just put our ranch brand on them & all of our friends know our brand.  But even people who don’t know us will know this must not be their drink because it has a drink sleeve on it.

These personalized drink sleeves were so quick & easy to make that I made one for RancherMan and one for myself.

You set your drink on the table and then forget which one is yours, so you get a fresh drink, what a waste! Here's how I battle that! #TexasHomesteader

How To Know Which Drink Was Yours

They’re small enough to tuck into our cooler as we head out to any gathering.  We simply slip our drink into this insulated sleeve.  It not only keeps our beverage cold but helps us keep tabs on our drink as well.  A two-fer win!

You set your drink on the table and then forget which one is yours, so you get a fresh drink, what a waste! Here's how I battle that! #TexasHomesteader

 

Since I know there will always be a steady supply of these drink sleeves coming in, I’m not worried if one gets lost.  I can whip up a new one in less than five minutes.

Cheers!

~TxH~

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12 thoughts on “Personalize Your Own Insulated Drink Holder

  1. Carly

    This would be so fun to do for a kids birthday… (maybe use them for cans of coke lol) – but what a fun craft!! Thanks for linking up at share the wealth Sunday 🙂

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      We’ve done that as well Melissa and it worked fine for us in helping ID a drink consumed in a plastic cup. This personalized drink holder requires no additional product (and resulting trash). We just slip this over our existing canned or bottled drink and BOOM! Plus it keeps our drink cold too. Yea! ~TMH~

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  2. Katy SkipTheBag

    We have a whole tub full of koozies, and I try not to collect them! I haven’t thought about turning them inside out or personalizing them. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop.

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Us too Katy, yet there they always are! I’ll be personalizing the drink holders for our grandbabies too so they can slip them on their cups of koolaid. That way they’ll know which ones are theirs. So many uses! ~TMH~

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  3. ColleenB.~Texas

    Great idea and like that you used your ranch’s branding emblem on them in place of your initials.
    You so clever. I never thought about turning them inside out.

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