Many households have old Koozies tucked away in the back of the cupboard. With Koozies being inexpensive, people often buy them as souvenirs, or for convenience when travelling on a day trip. Revitalise old Koozies and give them a new lease on life by crafting them into something personalised and individual.
Recycle a Koozie
Give old or plain Koozies a new life by customising them with odds and ends of craft materials you have on hand. For example, glue a line of buttons around the bottom edge, or a couple of lines, if you have a large button collection. Punch a row of holes around the top edge then thread either a leather thong or length of ribbon through the holes, tying it in a bow or securing with glue to hold it in place.
Make Your Own
For simple tubular Koozie with no bottom section, you don't need sewing skills. Measure around the can and add one inch to allow for fabric overlap. Measure the height on the can you want your Koozie to cover, then cut a rectangle of craft foam, fabric or leather, using these measurements as a guide. Wrap the foam around your can so it fits comfortably and slips on and off easily. Use craft glue to secure the overlap into place.
Alternative Koozie Uses
Recycle and repurpose old Koozies. They can become pencil holders that kids can decorate or personalise with stickers (although the stickers may need glue to stay in place), or paints. Cut some length off the top to make shallow dishes to store trinkets or coins, and add interest by making the cut top jagged or wavy.
Keep children entertained and give them a gift to take home at the same time. Buy a collection of plain Koozies in a variety of colours, enough for each child to have his own. Cover your table with a plastic cloth and set out bowls of feathers, beads, stickers, printed pictures, glitter and paints. Provide each child with an apron and let them loose to create their own crazy Koozies that you will later fill with candies to take home. Supervise this activity.
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