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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Easy Recycled Beverage Covers

So the pattern we've established in the evenings is simple: I get home, smooch the kids, kiss the hubster, spoil the dogs shamelessly, and then get Mom and myself a glass of wine and sit down and see what her day was like while Sam finishes getting dinner. The only thing that can put a damper on a scenario like that is a South Florida insect mistaking your beverage for a swimming pool.

I've seen projects for glass covers made of cotton with little beaded weights on the corners, but I wanted something a little easier to clean.
 
How about the lids from those sauce jars I keep making into solar lights?
You'll need lids, scraps of fabric, trim, and Mod Podge.
 First, coat the lid and the sides of it with Mod Podge. Pleat the fabric over the lid and slather with Mod Podge. Is there a synonym for Mod Podge? I hate tutorials where you keep saying Mod Podge. Wrap the trim, in this case baby rick rack, just above the bottom of the lid and pull it tight. Pin it into place and coat it liberally with yet more of the MP.
It's important to have your beverage of choice waiting to test the product.
Once it's completely dry, just trim the fabric to fit!
Perfect!
And it matches the coasters we made a few weeks ago too.
Now, go through your recycling.
Because this is too easy not to try. And it matches the summer coasters you already made! 
You did make those, right?
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39 comments:

Robin said...

Love this. You really should link up to my Upcycling linky party.

http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com/2010/07/upcycled-awesome-4_07.html

Melissa said...

What an ultra cute idea for outdoor drinking.

Thanks for commenting on my girl's trophy heads!!

Paula said...

So cute! I'm loving your blog! Love your sense of humor and writing style...not to mention all the tutorials!

Nessa said...

Love this! Anything that keeps the wine clean and tasty gets two thumbs up!

Christine said...

Super clever idea! Nothing worse than a bug in your wine...

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

dogsmom said...

there IS a generic name for Mod Podge- and of course now I can not remember it correctly. It is something Medium. (meaning process) Oh- you know I'll remember it as soon as I walk away.
Like glue medium or coating medium or glazing medium. Maybe it actually says ion the container?

Jacqueline said...

Love the MP with the gorgeous fabrics. They look so summery and fun. Thanks for sharing such a fun MP project.

Michelle L. said...

Those are so cool! Great idea, I hate throwing those lids out, now I have a great excuse for saving the..

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, I love this idea! I need a bunch to keep on my porch. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Twill Jill said...

Awesome idea! I feel so guilty throwing away "good" garbage.

Cheryl said...

Great recycling as usual! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Nora Johnson said...

Great idea especially for this heat (36C!) here in Andalucia & so many mossies!

Have a lovely weekend, LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

Theresa said...

As a fellow south floridian - I can vouch for the bug issue! This is such a cute idea! Really like the coasters too!
Happy alphabe-thursday:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love this idea! I often drink my morning coffee on my backyard deck and have had things fly in. I have used the newspaper as tent over over my cup but this looks so much prettier!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Those are so cute! If I had one creative molecule in my soul, I'd make these!

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks for all the great comments; I think I may be cranking these out as Christmas gifts!

Pondside said...

Brilliant - and I loved the solar lights too.

~Alison~ said...

Fabulous idea! I always put a napkin over my drink and it ends up blowing away! I can't wait to try this! I might make this a project with my nieces next week!

Life in Rehab said...

Alison, if you do it, let me know; I'm sure everyone would love to see how yours turned out!

Viki said...

This is such a neat and clever idea. I think these would be very useful anywhere when your outside. I hate it when you look in a glass and there's a bug floating in it, Yuck!! Great post.

Brenda said...

What a sweet and quick craft idea. Thanks of sharing it with us!

Cheryl D. said...

Great idea!

signed...bkm said...

Very cute...did not know about this before...thanks for sharing..bkm

Moe said...

This is so cute! What a great idea

thriftytickle said...

A super cute way to keep bugs out of your drink! I'd love for you to drop by and link up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Perfect!
That would also keep the dog from drinking out of my glass when I'm not looking.
another friday's favorite!

Life in Rehab said...

Sandi,
Bwahahahahaha! I have the same problem with my cats and my Sunday iced cappuccino, and the lids do work!

Heather said...

LOL Fab idea! Thanks for linking up!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a clever idea!

Its A Blog Party said...

Such a great idea!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Jenny said...

What a clever addition to our Alphabet Soup pot this week!

I like the way it's not all frilly...just has a whole different look.

Clever you!

Thanks for making our pot of soup extra delicious this week!

A+

Life@Cee said...

You know if you drink your wine faster the insects don't stand a chance :-) Cute idea.
Cee

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Clever. Our insects in the Chicago area are lazy and pretty much leave our drinks alone.

I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
Kat
www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

randee said...

don't you just hate fruit flies? this is such a cute & fun craft!

Veronica said...

What a fun idea! In fact, a great craft for kids to make too! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kimberlee said...

That is trully a fantastic idea!!!!! I hate when the little bugs get in my water. I will definitly be making me some of these.
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

Anonymous said...

thanks for such a great idea :)