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Beverage Koozie

by Emma on June 17, 2012

in Craft

This is a camping inspired craft project. On the last camping trip I was on there were beverage koozie necklaces (P.S. is it koozie, or cozy, or cozie, or what? The internet seemed confused on the subject.). These are, well, for keeping your beverage cool while you row a canoe. Or you can just keep yours on the entire trip to try to be cool. Worked for me.

I think.

Never mind.

Now, you can buy beverage koozies. They are not expensive. They come in bunches of colors, have logos, blah blah. But I think it’s fun to make your own. And you get to make it the exact length that suits you, which is nice. I would say that you get to choose your ideal colors… but, that wasn’t really the case for me. You see, this project was born out of the children’s craft section. Which, frankly, has an appalling lack of color options. But I originally thought I would have to make the koozie body from foam panels so I guess I’ll just thank the children’s craft section gods for having these pre made in the first place. And only 99 cents. Awesome.

1. Supplies needed: koozies, water-proof ribbon, matching thread, sticky foam and scissors. I also ended up using an exact-o knife. 2. Cut a slit large enough for your ribbon to run through and sew in place. As you work measure the koozie around your neck to get the perfect length. 3. Add an initial with the sticky foam. That way your beverage won’t get mixed up with others. Unless you plan to be the only homemade koozie in the company….

This was a super simple, practical, and totally random craft. Thanks for letting me share project #26 of my 2012 craft challenge. Happy crafting! xo. Emma


Sophie June 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm

They look amazing. I love the initial-ing at the bottom. i need to make these!

Taylor C June 18, 2012 at 1:05 am

You should call it a canoe-zie. :)

Allison June 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

Super cute Emma! Love them :)

Natalie June 18, 2012 at 2:02 am

This is brilliant! I’ve been canoeing/kayaking regularly for about 7 or 8 years now, and never thought to fix the problem of spilt beverages. Awesome Emma. Awesome.

irene wibowo June 18, 2012 at 2:42 am
alinor June 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

this reminds me so much of Moonrise Kingdom! Have you seen it? it’s awesome!

Emma June 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Not yet. But I’m excited for when it comes to a theater in my town!

Freya June 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Great idea!!! I bought my boyfriend’s Grandmother something similar for Christmas! It was called something like the Wine Sling and it was basically a Koozie for your wine glass that allows it to sit around your neck. So great!

meghan June 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Love love this!

Isadora June 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

Too cute!! In Australia we call them cozie/cozy.

Em June 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Isadora, what part of Australia do you come from? Maybe it’s a Queensland bogan thing, but I like to call them a stubby cooler or stubby holder.