Summer is finally here! With summer comes camping, picnicking and getting together with friends and family. We sit around, play games, visit, eat and drink. In comes the problem. Where do you set your Pepsi? So the crafter in me came up with a solution, the Pepsi DIY Drink Holder.
Wrapped in patriotic duct tape for the 4th, holding my Pepsi (which is also Red, White and Blue, I can be so festive)! Feel free to buy a few different colors and patterns of duct tape and that way each person in your family knows which one is theirs.
I used Progresso soup cans since they are nice and wide. They can hold a 12 oz. can, 12 oz. bottle and even my 20 oz. bottles of Pepsi.
They are pretty simple to make! Step by step instructions below.
- 4 Progresso Soup Cans
- 4¼” Threaded 36” Steel Rods
- 8 Nuts
- 8 Washers
- Colored Or Patterned Duct Tape
- Gorilla Glue
- Socket Wrench
- Clean 4 Progresso soup cans making sure all labels have been removed and cans have been washed.
- Using the ruler, find the center of your can and mark it with the marker on the bottom.
- Drill a hole through center using a ¼” drill bit.
- Decorate can using duct tape by layering 3 rows around the can.
- Make sure the top row of tape folds over the cut edge of the can to cover any rough edges.
- Attach one nut onto the threaded end of the steel rod.
- Apply Gorilla Glue to the flush side of a washer and place the non-glued side towards the threaded nut.
- Place can on rod making sure the glue side of the washer is on the bottom of the can.
- Apply glue to the flush side of another washer and place over the rod on the inside of the can making sure the glue side is towards the bottom inside of can.
- Thread on a second nut and tighten with a wrench and socket wrench.
- Repeat until all four cans are done.
- Let dry over night.
- Poke into the ground and place your nice cold Pepsi in your cool looking holder.
Please comment below and show me how your Pepsi DIY Drink Holders turned out! Have a great 4th!
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