It seems wherever you go in the summer you see people totting water bottles.
Having that much-needed water is important in the summer heat, but who wants to have to hold it in their hand all day?
One of our favorite camp crafts is this duct tape water bottle holder. With this design even young kids can help decorate their own carrier they’ll be proud to use.
Colorful duct tape crafts like this one are fun for all ages.
Once you’ve made your own DIY drink carrier, try making this duct tape sit upon. They’re both perfect for taking on hikes and using around the camp fire.
DIY Water Bottle Holder
Start with your drink cozy. You can usually find these at local dollar stores.
Slip your bottle into the cozy to help give it shape.
You can use a reusable bottle, if you’d like. If you use a disposable bottle, you may want to use it for this water bottle sun catcher when it’s empty.
I have seen people make homemade drink holders with just duct tape, but using the cozy will help keep your water cold a bit longer. Plus, it makes this craft super easy for kids to make their own water bottle holder.
Once your bottle is in the cozy, cover the cozy’s sides with duct tape.
You don’t need to cover the bottom. In fact, it is better not to. This way any condensation from the water bottle will have a way to escape.
Simply take strips of duct tape to wrap around the cozy and cover the outer sides.
Of course, in order to make carrying that water easier, your drink holder needs a strap.
Measure how long you want your strap to be. If you want to be able to carry it across your body diagonally you will want it a bit longer.
Cut off a piece of duct tape the length you need for your strap.
You will fold this piece of duct tape in half length-wise. This step is best done with a partner!
One person can hold the end of the tape while the other carefully works to fold the tape a little at a time.
Once your strap is created you will attach it to the outside of your drink carrier.
Position the ends of the strap so they are on opposite sides of your cozy. Then use another strip of duct tape and circle the top portion of your drink holder, covering the ends of the strap.
This personalized duct tape water bottle holder is perfect for taking on hikes, or for that trip to the amusement park.
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Originally published on June 17, 2015.