Phone. Keys. Camera. Water. This is my list when I head out the door. Does my water need to be this cute? No, but it does need to be mine. I spend a lot of time with friends - out and about, at kid's sports games, euchre nights and school events.
Where there are women, there are water bottles and I was getting tired of "losing" my water in a sea of bottles on a picnic table. Has this happened to you? It is kind of like the need for wine charms to distinguish between glasses at a party. So...
I have made the world's simplest NO SKILL water bottle sleeve. Mine is made of bright yellow oilcloth with strawberries.
Water Bottle Sleeve
your favorite water bottle - this will be the "mannequin"
5 x 9.5 inch piece of oilcloth
3 adhesive Velcro dots (or adhesive Velcro strip)
Use pinking shears to create a pretty zig-zag edge to your oilcloth. Determine the short side of the oilcloth (5 inches across) and stick three fuzzy dots onto the right side of the oilcloth in a row (one in each corner and one in the center).
I am going to tell you the way to get a perfect fit on your water bottle. Place the "mate" sticker onto each dot so that the adhesive is sticking up into the air - ready to be "stuck." Wrap the oilcloth around your water bottle - pretty side out. When the oilcloth overlaps, allow the adhesive (on the dots) to "land" in the perfect place to create a snug fit around your water bottle. Voila!
This water bottle sleeve can be used over and over again.