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27 Clever DIY Projects That'll Make Drinking Even Better

Sipping on gin... and crafting.

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1. Make a marquee so your house guests will always know what time it is.

Another option: "WINE TIME."Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
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Another option: "WINE TIME."

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

2. Construct a sofa sleeve to hold your booze while you watch TV.

There's also room for your remote and a snack or two. Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
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There's also room for your remote and a snack or two.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

3. Cradle your precious wine bottles in this DIY rack.

Simple, stylish, and easy to make.Get the tutorial at The Merry Thought.
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Simple, stylish, and easy to make.

Get the tutorial at The Merry Thought.

4. Keep your favorite liquor in a customized flask.

The "wood" may be contact paper, but your buzz will be real.Get the tutorial at Almost Makes Perfect.
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The "wood" may be contact paper, but your buzz will be real.

Get the tutorial at Almost Makes Perfect.

5. Stop other people from stealing your beverage with DIY tags.

Useful *and* cute.Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
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Useful *and* cute.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

6. Run out of drink umbrellas? Print your own!

You never know when you might need some.Get the printable at The Paper Mama.
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You never know when you might need some.

Get the printable at The Paper Mama.

7. Or whip up some fans instead.

When you finish your drink, stick the fan in your bun for a cute hair accessory.Get the tutorial at Tell Love and Chocolate.
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When you finish your drink, stick the fan in your bun for a cute hair accessory.

Get the tutorial at Tell Love and Chocolate.

8. Transform a Kallax shelf from Ikea into a rolling bar cart.

#ikeahackGet the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
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#ikeahack

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

9. Give a pair of plain glasses a mid-century mod makeover.

Now you just need to find a retro cocktail recipe to fill them with.Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.
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Now you just need to find a retro cocktail recipe to fill them with.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

10. Customize a cooler to keep your beer chilled.

Listen to this cooler's wise advice.Get the tutorial at Vintage Revivals.
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Listen to this cooler's wise advice.

Get the tutorial at Vintage Revivals.

11. Steep your own limoncello.

FYI: this involves a lot of zesting and zesting is one of the most enjoyable things to do in a kitchen. Honestly. It's just fun.Get the tutorial at Earnest Home Co.
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FYI: this involves a lot of zesting and zesting is one of the most enjoyable things to do in a kitchen. Honestly. It's just fun.

Get the tutorial at Earnest Home Co.

12. Use fruit to make some cups you don't have to clean.

Oranges, papayas, watermelons, coconuts: take your pick!Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
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Oranges, papayas, watermelons, coconuts: take your pick!

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

13. Convert your empties into tiki torches.

Ooooh fire. Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.
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Ooooh fire.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.

14. Pop off beer caps using this DIY bottle opening sign.

Hmmmm... what would you *actually* get if you combined Beryllium + Erbium?Get the tutorial at Dawn Nicole Designs.
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Hmmmm... what would you *actually* get if you combined Beryllium + Erbium?

Get the tutorial at Dawn Nicole Designs.

15. Want a ~unified~ look for your bar cart? Transfer your liquor into matching bottles and label them.

Sometimes you just want everything to match.Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.
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Sometimes you just want everything to match.

Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

16. Make a bowl of delicious alcoholic "rummy bears."

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♫ Rummy Bears / Bouncing here and there and everywhere / High adventure that's beyond compare / They are the Rummy Bears♫

Watch the tutorial from Tipsy Bartender.

Or just a single enormous one.

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Watch the tutorial at The Tipsy Bartender.

17. Use your wine cork collection as a bulletin board.

The first note you'll add to it: "Buy more wine."Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
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The first note you'll add to it: "Buy more wine."

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

18. Keep your liquor cool using balloons.

*Frozen* balloons to be exact.Get the tutorial at A Subtle Revelry.
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*Frozen* balloons to be exact.

Get the tutorial at A Subtle Revelry.

19. Assemble a rustic wine rack for under $15.

A cheap rack = more money to spend on wine.Get the tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic.
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A cheap rack = more money to spend on wine.

Get the tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic.

20. Decorate bland beer koozies with song lyrics.

Here's a list of songs about drinking to inspire you.Get the tutorial at The Homesteady.
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Here's a list of songs about drinking to inspire you.

Get the tutorial at The Homesteady.

21. Make wine stoppers that rock or roll.

TBH the cars won't actually roll... but you probably figured that out.

Get the tutorials at Camille Styles and Grown-Up Shoes.

22. Repurpose a watermelon as a drink dispenser.

Fruit keg!Get the tutorial at Eclectically Vintage.
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Fruit keg!

Get the tutorial at Eclectically Vintage.

23. Or infuse it with vodka.

Now it's a vodkamelon.

Watch the tutorial at The Tipsy Bartender.

24. Use your cocktail stirrer collection to make a mid-century modern clock.

Don't have a retro cocktail stirrer collection? Take a look at the vintage offerings on Etsy.Get the tutorial at My So Called Crafty Life.
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Don't have a retro cocktail stirrer collection? Take a look at the vintage offerings on Etsy.

Get the tutorial at My So Called Crafty Life.

25. Etch initials onto your whiskey tumblers.

M is for "Mmmmmmmm whiskey!"Get the tutorial at Brit+Co.
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M is for "Mmmmmmmm whiskey!"

Get the tutorial at Brit+Co.

26. Obsessed with beer? Build this growler tote.

Everyone will be impressed when you walk into poker night holding one of these.Get the tutorial at Build-Basic.
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Everyone will be impressed when you walk into poker night holding one of these.

Get the tutorial at Build-Basic.

27. Use a pool noodle to make a cooler that floats.

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Never leave the water again.

Watch the tutorial at Crazy Russian Hacker.

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