Sunday, March 17, 2013

Old School Rescue

My car is 11 years old and has exactly one cup holder. The manufacturer would argue that there are two more in the back, but since we've never found a cup that wouldn't fall out of those holders, the official count is still one.

This means that any passenger in my car must hold their own cup. That really hadn't been an issue until I took my niece on a road trip to NashVegas last year. The solution was to go old school. Caitie Bug had never seen a window hanging cup holder. And to be honest, I wasn't sure I'd be able to find one. (FYI- WalMart has them - four for $1.98.)

Caitie was super excited to have her own drink support system. 

She commented on the lack of style and suggested we remedy the situation. I hadn't thought much about it until our next trip approached. Since we leave Monday, I decided to drag out the craft supplies. (I used what I had on hand.)

What an adorable improvement, if I do say so. You can't go wrong with grosgrain or a chevron print - especially one that's a color match. And of course I had to personalize it. The final touch was a little bit of bling.

I used the finest acrylic gems from Hobby Lobby (half off of course) and super-glued them down. I also used strategic spots of hot glue to hold the ribbon in place. I think the total price tag for this project was around $.80. That's a lot of happy for a little change!

And that's how you teach the youth of today how to groove the old school style. (Was using "groove" too much?) At any rate, my Caitie Bug loved her beverage containment system. Now it's up early tomorrow morning for our next trip!

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