DIY Pool Noodle Drink Carrier

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Summer days are meant to be spent floating and lounging by the pool. During the summer we build up quiet the collection of pool noodles. Not only are they the perfect pool toy, they are amazing to craft with! At a dollar a piece, I swipe up enough to last me the entire year! I decided that I needed a drink holder for the pool. Something that would float while we were swimming and keep the drink cool! Of course, the pool noodle is the perfect thing to transform into a drink holder. This DIY Pool Noodle Drink Carrier costs less than a buck and can be made with just a few household items!

Keep your drink cold and near you in the pool with this easy DIY pool noodle floating drink carrier!

DIY Pool Noodle Drink Holder


  • Pool Noodle
  • Glue Gun
  • 4 Popsicle Sticks
  • Scissors or Knife
  • Can or Bottle
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sharpie

How To Make A Pool Noodle Floating Drink Carrier

First you will make the base of the drink holder. You have to make sure the base is long enough to hold the weight of the drink you are putting in. Measure the length of the can twice and then cut the pool noodle there.

The base should be two lengths the size of the can or bottle. If you are unsure, make it a little bit longer, it won’t hurt! Cut it in half so that it looks like a hot dog bun, leaving a little attached on one side.


Next you will cut a piece for the actual drink to sit in. It should be about 3/4th the height of the can. After it is cut, you will need to hollow out the drink holder. Take a knife or scissors and shave out the inside of the drink holder part. Be careful not to make it too thin or the sides will split. Take the drink holder piece and measure the base onto the base of your floaty. Cut a circle in the center and attach the drink holder using your hot glue gun.

An easy drink holder for the pool is just what you need for every pool session!

Finally, flip it over and attach the popsicle sticks. You will arrange them so there are two on each side spreading across the base. Spread the base so it sits flat and then the popsicle sticks will act as leverage to keep the floaty flat and even. You are now ready to put your drink in your new drink cosie!


Your last step is to grab your suit and drink holder and spend the day soaking up the sun!

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.