Sunday, July 1, 2012

Drinking Cup Station

I saw this idea on Pinterest awhile ago and thought it was super clever.  
And thanks to my crafty and on top of it friend, I was actually able to make this fun project!
A drink holder for everyones water cups!!

This spot in my kitchen used to have a minimum of 10 cups on it at all times!
Funny thing is, there are only 5 children.  So why was there so many cups all the time?
That is because they would get a cup out, take a drink, walk away.  Then next time they came back, they couldn't remember which cup was theirs, so they would get a new cup and do the same thing.

No more people.
My friends and I got together and made it a craft night.  
Wood was 5 1/2" and then we cut it however long we needed, depending on how many cups you want it to hold.  I just made mine for my kids because I thought 7 would be too long!

The tiles are 4.25" x 4.25" and I mod podged scrapbook paper to mine.  Then added a vinyl letter initial for each kids spot.

My friend did the opposite and mod podged paper onto her board and left her tiles white.

We just used E-6000 to glue the tiles down, the wooden balls on and also to glue the handles on.

Then took them outside and sprayed a matte finishing spray over them all and let dry.

This has worked soooo good for far!  No random cups laying around.  Even the 3 year old puts hers as close to her spot as she can and then I move it up when I see it.  I didn't want it too close to the edge to get knocked over.  
Super fun and super easy project to do!!

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9 comments:

Just Jaime said...

Now this is smart! I was just thinking the other day about my cup getting mixed up with my husband's. It's not a terrible thing but I'd prefer my own. Thanks for the idea!

Lura said...

Love it! I've tried many ways to get the cup under control, none of them have worked for more than a day to two. I may have to try this.

Charissa said...

Great idea! We always have about 20 cups out because no one can remember which one is theirs.

Jordan McCollum said...

Great idea! My kids go through so many cups!

Torey's Travels said...

i like you

Elizabeth - MissWisabus.com said...

I love this idea!

Mari said...

I love this so innovative! Though I must say one cup stays on our counter and we all use it but it helps that we mostly drink water.

SweetPepperRose said...

Nice and sensible project :)
JoAnn

TRICIA said...

This is such a great idea!!! Love it!

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