You’re relaxing at your campsite with your favorite cold beverage. You kick back in your chair, put your feet up, and take a big swig of your Arnold Palmer. Wait! What was that? Something wiggly just went down because your drink was open and a nice little flying friend found its way into it. Keep those bugs out of your drinks this summer when you make and decorate a bug-free drink cover! By decorating them, you can easily see whose drink is whose and won’t have to worry about getting them mixed up! You can also use them as a conversation starter with others!
Using a cupcake liner is the easiest way to put a lid on your drink. Their shape and ability to fan out allows them to fit the top of almost any cup or drink. All you have to do is poke a hole in the center of it, place it upside down on top of your drink, and then put a straw through the hole! You can get plain liners and color them or the ones with designs and just put your name on it with a marker.
Press ‘n Seal
Another super simple and easy way to cover up your drink and keep those pesky insects out is to use Glad Press ‘n Seal wrap over the top! Simply stretch and stick a layer over the top of the cup and poke a straw down into it! Again, you can decorate it with markers or just put names on it. The great thing about this is you don’t have to worry about the cup being too big like you may occasionally with a cupcake liner. This is also a great option to help stop spills by little ones, or big ones that have maybe had a few adult beverages.
Using Perler Beads is the most versatile and fun but requires you to make them ahead of time. Perler Beads are those little round beads you arrange on a tiny pegboard and then melt them together to make your design permanent. You can use a simple round pegboard for it or any shape that’s large enough to cover the top of the cup! All you have to do is make sure to leave a spot to put the straw in! You can get these bead sets at any craft store such as Joanne Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels! Kids and adults alike love putting these together!
Instead of using regular cups, use mason jars to drink with! Use a drill or large nail to punch a hole in the lid for your straw! This is yet another variation that makes a non-spill option, but you need to be careful with who uses them and where. Many parks and beaches prohibit glass of any kind, and little ones (or those tipsy adults) can drop them and break them if they’re not in the grass or another soft area.
Insects are pretty dirty and gross. Not only do you not want to drink them, you don’t want to drink what they leave behind either! Keep your drink bug free with one of these handmade covers! The possibilities are endless with your ability to decorate them any way you want! Especially the perler beads!