I've got a few projects in the works and tutorials to finish, but I wanted to share what I think is a pretty clever idea devised for a camping event with just attended. Nothing like giving trash a little class, ya know.
Ever found yourself out somewhere without a decent drinking vessel? We attend a lot of events where it's easy to misplace cups. And, they usually all look alike. It's a good idea to have something unique that you can tell from the others and that you don't mind if it happens to walk off. So, I thought it would be fitting to make a "Coupe" out of a rum and a water bottle. I mean, after all, what else is more fitting to serve a daiquiri out of then a cup made from a rum bottle. Can't make a daiquiri without rum, right? Two things we always have plenty of at our camp...water and rum. I suppose you could even freeze the water from the jug to use for ice. ;)
It assembles quickly from four pieces. And, the only tools needed were a sharp pair of scissors or knife and a permanent marker. And, the other great part is that when your done with it, it's still completely recyclable.
Screw all the pieces together, and Voila! You're ready to party! :)
I even used the bottom of the water bottle to make a rimmer to coat the cup edge with salt or sugar. Then, I decided the rimmer needed a lid, so I cut another top off of 2nd water bottle to cover it. Worked perfectly!
Feel free to share this idea with friends. I made a handy one image tutorial below:
In other news, I've yet to gather enough disposable plastic produce bags to make what I had planned for one of my costumes. I must be doing something right, if I find myself needing MORE trash. Hahaha :D Anyway, I will probably have another post on upcycled drinking vessels coming up. I've got a few more designs I think might be fun. One is kinda steampunk, I think. Until then, keep being craftastic!
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