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If you’re tired of losing items in your car – why not create a catch-all cup? Certain items have a tendency to get lost between or under the seats, in your bag or possibly fall out the door once open. Here’s an easy way to keep all of those necessary items in one handy spot – a DIY Car Cup Holder.
If you like easy DIY crafts – this is for you! Washi tape is all the craze with creative and bold designs that allow you to use it just about anywhere.
DIY Cup Holder
Here’s what you’ll need for the craft:
- Goo Gone or another surface cleaner
- A plastic or tin jar
- An assortment of decorative tape rolls
First, make sure the re-purposed tin or plastic jar fits into your car cup holder space. Next, soak the jar in warm water to help remove the outside labeling, and clean the jar thoroughly. If you’re unable to remove all the old labeling, try using Goo Gone or another surface cleaner to remove the rest. This step is not a necessity, but we chose to use sandpaper to remove any additional stickiness from the jar. Once wiped clean and dried, you can begin the craft.
I chose to use some fun spring colors and dry erase tape for my DIY cup holder. I began by putting the dry erase tape in the center, then used the other 2 fun decorative tape colors to apply on each end. I used the larger washi tape design for the top of the jar so it would cover the lid ridges, and I folded over any extra tape inside the jar. I used the solid color around the bottom of the jar and voila – done! 🙂 Check out the above image for reference.
With a dry erase marker I wrote my own message, but you can of course create whatever design you’d like. That’s the fun part about crafting and using decorative tape – there’s endless angles and designs you can come up with.
I filled my cup with important items like pens (we always need one and can’t ever find one), individual sanitizing wipes, and our favorite gum – Extra® Gum Spearmint.
Speaking of gum, have you seen the new Extra® 35-stick packs? You’ll find them at Target in the candy aisle or during check out.
Their durable, recycled packaging fits along with our craft theme of re-purposing an old jar. Give Extra, Get Extra with Extra® Gum Spearmint and Extra® Gum Polar Ice® 35-stick packs. My kids are always asking me for gum, and with these new packs I have plenty to share. There’s actually over 2 packs inside!
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Say goodbye to car clutter with this fun DIY cup holder and hello to fresh breath with Extra® Gum!
Denise Hoyle says
This is an adorable idea, I need to get my kids to make me one!
The boys actually wanted to make their own after seeing mine. 🙂
Karen Glatt says
I like using Washi tape to create nice crafts. And your Washi tape Cup holder is so cute for the car. I do not like a mess in my car, and having one of these is great to keep down messes.
This is so cute! I’m very craft oriented, but haven’t tried using Washi tape yet. I want to try this!
Andrea Hatfield says
I’ve never played with Washi Tape but it looks like so much fun. I love your cup holder, it’s cute!
I like all the patterns there are in Washi tape. This is a fun craft.
slehan at juno dot com
That’s a great idea! I have pens and chargers rolling all over the place and 4 empty cup holders. Why not have a cut place to store it all. Thanks for the tip.
You are so welcome! It’s been a lifesaver for keeping things in place. 🙂
Rajee Pandi says
This is a great idea! I just had my car cleaned after our nasty Winter; this would help keep it organzied for the Spring! I always need Extra gum and pens! #client
Susan Chester says
This looks like a fun, easy project to try with my granddaughter!
Lauren C. says
How handy! This would be fun to make with my daughter…we are going to give it a try–thanks for the inspiration!
How do you think duct tape would work for this? Adorable idea btw thanks god bless
I imagine that would work just as well. It would just be extra sticky. 🙂
Erica Weaver says
love this i cant wait to do this with my two kids thanks you for the great idea great for teacher gifts to
Janet W. says
This is such a great idea. Very good use of resources to keep organized in the car. Cute design, too!
justin tan says
thanks for sharing. this would be perfect for our car. we always keep snacks and crayons for all the activities the kids do in the car
Julie Waldron says
This is a great idea. I love Washi Tape, there are so many neat ways to use it. We put it on our chargers, so we know who’s is who’s.