Friday, December 31, 2010

Water Bottle Holders

I wish I could think of a catchier name for these little things but alas I can’t think of one. But I’m open to suggestions…

We bought 5 of these at the Washington State Fair 5 years ago. Since then we have used them TONS! They have gone to fairs, festivals, camping, exploring, hiking… EVERYWHERE!!! Unfortunately we have lost or broke two of them and I decided it was about time to replace them.

Fortunately they are super easy to make!

Run to your local hardware store and pick up 7/8” rubber O-rings. Ours were 89 cents each.

Then cut lengths of ribbon at 34”. You can make them longer or shorter depending on what you want or who you are making them for. Make sure the ribbon is not wider than 3/4” and that is it soft but not silky.

bottle holders 01 After gathering all your supplies, attach the ring to the ribbon at both ends of the ribbon by folding it over just enough to sew on your machine. Just be sure you fold it the same direction on both sides. Secure with pins.

bottle holders 02Sew on your machine, or by hand, making sure that you go over it at least twice to be able to take the weight of the water bottle.

bottle holders 03Clip off the extra threads and put Fray-Check on the cut edges of the ribbon.

bottle holders 04Now you can just slip your water bottle onto the O-ring and take your water wherever you like!

bottle holders 05I made three new holders and I can’t wait to see how they hold up!

bottle holders 06


  1. hoping this keeps 120 girl scouts from leaving hardly empty bottles of water all over our church during a Women in the Arts event. Thanks